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Friday, April 04, 2014

April 4: Poor little fools

April 4: today in history (from Wikipedia)

1850 – "Los Angeles, California, is incorporated as a city." I still don't know, in that metro area, what's exactly in Los Angeles and what's a suburb. Hollywood's in city limits, Beverly Hills isn't. What about Glendale, Van Nuys, Burbank? 

1960 – "France agrees to grant independence to the Mali Federation, a union of Senegal and French Sudan." You wouldn't know it by how the French keep meddling in Africa.

1968 – "Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated by James Earl Ray at a motel in Memphis, Tennessee."

1994 – "Marc Andreessen and Jim Clark found Netscape Communications Corporation under the name 'Mosaic Communications Corporation.'" I went to netscape.com just to see what's happeneing. It directed to a netscape.aol.com newspage. Sad.

Notable quotes (from BrainyQuote unless otherwise sourced)

"Those of us who submitted or surrendered our ideas and dreams and identities to the 'leaders' must take back our rights, our identities, our responsibilities." - Maya Angelou (born April 4, 1928) 

"People forget that unauthorized does not mean untrue and authorized does not mean authentic." - Kitty Kelley (born April 4, 1942)

"I hate bumper stickers, you can't sum anything up. All you do is paint yourself in some caricaturist corner." - David Cross (born April 4, 1964)

Song of the Day

Sharon Sheeley (April 4, 1940 – May 17, 2002) penned this #1 hit for Rickey Nelson at the age of 18:

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