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Monday, April 14, 2014

April 14: the Queen of Country Music, Serpico, Charley Hustle,videotape, etc.

April 14: today in history (from Wikipedia)

43 BC – "Battle of Forum Gallorum: Mark Antony, besieging Caesar's assassin Decimus Brutus in Mutina, defeats the forces of the consul Pansa, but is then immediately defeated by the army of the other consul, Hirtius." Why are people so ready to die to fulfill the ambitions of politicians?

1927 – "The first Volvo car premieres in Gothenburg, Sweden." Boxy, but good!

1956 – "In Chicago, Illinois, videotape is first demonstrated." Sex and lies were demonstrated a little while before that.

Notable quotes (from BrainyQuote unless otherwise sourced)

"Acting is half shame, half glory. Shame at exhibiting yourself, glory when you can forget yourself." - John Gielgud (14 April 1904 – 21 May 2000)

"An honest cop still can't find a place to go and complain without fear of recrimination. The blue wall will always be there because the system supports it." - Frank Serpico (born April 14, 1936)

"I was born on the day Lincoln was shot and the Titanic sank." - Pete Rose (born April 14, 1941)

Song of the Day

Happy birthday Loretta Lynn!


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