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Monday, December 25, 2017


Special birthdays today... my pal, Dude's dad, and UPS driver... Dave Russell is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVE!!!

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A former high school Wilsonite, Arlon Webb,  Class of '59, is celebrating his birthday today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ARLON!
Married to JoAnne.

Historically this date...

1066 – William the Conqueror is crowned king of England, at Westminster Abbey,London.

1776 – George Washington and his army cross the Delaware River to attack the Kingdom of Great Britain's Hessian mercenaries in Trenton, New Jersey.

1868 – U.S. President Andrew Johnson grants unconditional pardon to all Civil WarConfederate soldiers.

1974 – Marshall Fields drives a vehicle through the gates of the White House, resulting in a four-hour standoff.

2007 – A tiger at the San Francisco Zoo escapes from its enclosure and attacks three people, killing one.

And births this date include....
1642 – Isaac Newton, English scientist (d. 1727)

1821 – Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross (d. 1912)

1870 – Helena Rubinstein, Polish-born American cosmetics industrialist (d. 1965)


1890 – Robert Ripley, collector of odd facts (d. 1949)


1899 – Humphrey Bogart, American actor (d. 1957)

1948 – Barbara Mandrell, American singer and actress


1949 – Sissy Spacek, American actress