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October 19, 2006 thurs
October 19th, 2006

Cartoon Quiz:

Which Film Contains no Animation? ( answer below)

a- Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds (1963)
b- Pearl Harbor (2001)
c- Team America World Police(2005)
d- Titanic (1997)
e- Enemy at the Gates (2001)

Birthdays: Auguste Lumiere of the Lumiere Brothers, John Le Carre', Peter Tosh, Amy Carter, Jack Anderson, Auguste Lumiere, Peter Max, John Lithgow-evil lord Farquaad in Shrek, Robert Reed of the Brady Bunch, Evander Holyfield, Patricia Ireland, Michael Gambon, Trey Parker of SouthPark is 37

Roman festival Armilustrum,blessing of the shields of the Roman Legions. Official end of campaigning season. Ancient nations didn't wage war from Oct. to Feb. because the winter would cost more lives than battle. It's no wonder that the first month that's warm enough to camp out and kill people is named for Mars (March).

1739- England declared war on Spain. The war was called the War of Jenkins Ear because a sea captain appeared in Parliament with his ear floating in a bottle of spirits and swore a Spanish captain had done it to him on the high seas. Some thought he was a fraud but England was hot for war and a man named James Thompson had introduced his stirring new song "Rule Britannia! Britannia Rules the Waves! Britons Never, Never, Never Shall be Slaves!

1845- Richard Wagners’ opera Tannhauser premiered.

1901- Brazilian Santos Dumont flew a small dirigible around the Eiffel Tower in Paris. This proved that a balloon could be maneuvered by a propeller motor. This was four years before the Wright Brothers. A crowd of 100,000 cheered including Jules Verne and H.G.Wells.

1945- N.C.Wyeth, artist and father of Andrew Wyeth was struck and killed by a train. Also in the car with him was a grandson.

1953 – Arthur Godfrey had one of the more popular tv variety shows at the time. One of his headliners was the singer Julius LaRosa. But Godfrey was seen to act more and more erratically and imperiously with his cast and crew. This day after a song Godfrey put his arm around LaRosa and said gently. "Julie lacks humility, So, Julie, to teach you a lesson, you’re fired!"La Rosa and the audience first thought he was kidding but he wasn’t. He had fired LaRosa live on the air.

1964- Doo Wah Diddy Diddy Dum Diddy-Doo hit the pop charts.

1968- RUPERT MURDOCH INVADED ENGLAND. Never mind the Vikings or William the Conquerer, on this day the little Australian landed at Heathrow to begin a takeover war for his first English newspaper, the News of the World. Until now the Fleet Street press barons were a closed club of rich old gentlemen who resisted the encroachments of an Australian upstart. Murdoch used Sir Robert Caro as his cover to get in and defeat a hostile takeover bid from Robert Maxwell. He then demoted Caro out of his leadership of the paper. Murdoch journalism specialized in sensationalism and tawdry titulation. For example the World in autumn 1987 had a nude 15 year old girl photographed from the back for days. She had a countdown to her 16th birthday when she turn around and could legally be photographed in the nude. When the Hitler Diaries were confirmed to be a fraud and historian Sir Basil Liddel Hart protested, Murdoch published them in the London Times anyway" F**k him, I’m in the entertainment business." Twenty tears later Murdoch became a U.S. citizen so he could build the Fox television networks.
Quiz Answer:

Which Film Contains no Animation?

c- Team America World Police .