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Today's holidays include National Coconut Cream Pie day and No Socks day. Do you like coconut cream pie, and if not, what is your preferred cream pie?
What color of socks aren't you wearing today? Do they match?
Do they even have school nurses anymore? Do you appreciate yours?
Does your mental age match your physical age? At what age level does your sense of humor reside?

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On This Day

In 1794, Antoine Lavoisier, the father of modern chemistry, was executed on the guillotine during France's Reign of Terror. (The poor man had the misfortune of being a tax collector.)

In 1912, Paramount Pictures was founded.

In 1958, Vice President Richard Nixon was shoved, stoned, booed and spat upon by anti-American protesters in Lima, Peru.

In 1970, The Beatles "Let it Be" was released.

In 1978, David Berkowitz pleaded guilty in Brooklyn to the "Son of Sam" killings.

In 1987, Gary Hart, hounded with questions about his personal life, withdrew from the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Born on This Day

1503 - Michele Tosini, Italian painter (d. 1577)

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1639 - Giovanni-Battista Gaulli, Italian painter (d. 1709)

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1735 – Nathaniel Dance-Holland, English painter (d. 1811)

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1834 - Antonio Ermolao Paoletti, Italian painter (d. 1912)

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1835 – Bertalan Székely, Hungarian painter (d. 1910)

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1876 - Ludvig Peter Karsten, Norwegian painter (d. 1926)

1884 – Harry S. Truman, American politician, 33rd President of the United States (d. 1972)

1899 - Jacques Heim, French fashion designer (d. 1967)

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1905 – Red Nichols, American cornettist, composer, and bandleader (The California Ramblers) (d. 1965)

1910 – Mary Lou Williams, American pianist, composer, and arranger (d. 1981)

1911 – Robert Johnson, American singer-songwriter and musician (d. 1938)

1919 – Lex Barker, American actor (d. 1973)

1930 – Gary Snyder, American poet

1932 – Sonny Liston, American boxer (d. 1970)

1937 – Thomas Pynchon, American novelist

1943 – Jon Mark, English Singer-Songwriter, Guitarist (Marianne Faithfull, Sweet Thursday, John Mayall and Mark-Almond)

1943 – Paul Samwell-Smith, English bassist and producer (The Yardbirds)

1944 – Bill Legend, English drummer (T. Rex)

1945 – Keith Jarrett, American pianist and composer

1951 – Philip Bailey, American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor (Earth, Wind & Fire)

1951 – Chris Frantz, American musician and producer (Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club)

1970 – Naomi Klein, Canadian author and activist

Died on This Day

535 – Pope John II

685 – Benedict II (b. 635)

1671 - Sébastien Bourdon, French painter (d. 1616)

1693 - Jan Verkolje I, Dutch painter (b. 1650)

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1701 - Jacob de Heusch, Dutch landscape painter (b. 1656)

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1721 - Johann Georg Stuhr, German painter (b. 1640)

1785 – Pietro Longhi, Venetian painter (b. 1701)

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1828 - Christian August Lorentzen, Danish painter (b. 1749)

1875 - Thomas Baines, English painter (b. 1820)

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1880 – Gustave Flaubert, French novelist (b. 1821)

1903 – Paul Gauguin, French painter (b. 1848)

1923 - John Seymour Lucas, English painter (b. 1849)

1978 - Duncan Grant, English artist, member of the Bloomsbury Group (b. 1885)

1947 – Harry Gordon Selfridge, American businessman, founded Selfridges (b. 1858)

1957 - Jan Sluyters, Dutch painter (b. 1881)

1985 – Theodore Sturgeon, American writer (b. 1918)

1988 – Robert A. Heinlein, American writer (b. 1907)

1994 – George Peppard, American actor (b. 1928)

1999 – Dirk Bogarde, English actor (b. 1921) (See Tipple Jar)

2012 – Maurice Sendak, American author and illustrator (b. 1928)

Today is

World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day
National Coconut Cream Pie Day
No Socks day
Have a Coke Day
Iris Day
National Receptionist Day
School Nurses Day

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