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July 11, 2007 weds
July 11th, 2007

I heard yesterday two of my former USC students Sterling Sheehy and Virginia, got married! Congratulations to them! Sing two choruses of the Circle of Life and call me in the morning.
Birthdays: Scottish King Robert the Bruce, John Quincy Adams,E.B. White, Yul Brynner- real name Tadjhe Khan, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Leon Spinks, Tab Hunter, Giorgio Armani, Sela Ward, Kimberly “Little Kim’ Jones

1938- The radio show The Mercury Theater of the Air with Orson Welles and John Houseman premiered.

1962-The Tellstar I satellite transmitted the first television images From Europe to the US.

1969 - Rolling Stones release "Honky Tonk Woman".

1970- “Mama Told Me Not to Come” by Three Dog Night hits #1 in the pop charts. The song was written by young composer Randy Newman. Despite all the success and Oscars nominations Randy Newmans had with songs like Short People and I Love LA, this song was his only one to be #1.

1975- Chinese archaeologists excavating at the ancient site of XIAN discover an entire army of 6,000 terra cotta statues buried in formation with chariots and cavalry. Each statue was an individual portrait. They were buried in 221 BC to protect the tomb of China's first emperor Chi Yuan Zsi, who’s name is where the name China came from.

1979- The world holds it’s breath and covers it’s head as the first U.S. space station SKYLAB falls from orbit. 77 tons of space junk in 500 pieces falling around Australia and the Indian Ocean. Luckily it didn’t hit any one, although chunks got stuck in an office building in Perth.

1991- Disney announced it would enter into a distribution deal with a Bay area digital offshoot of Lucasfilm named Pixar. Lucas had formed it in 1986, then sold it to Steve Jobs of Apple. Toy Story, Monsters Inc.,The Incredibles, Cars and Ratatouille are the result. At eight hit films in a row, one of the most successful runs in Hollywood History.