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Saturday, April 05, 2014

April 5: Spencer Tracy would envy Johnny Depp

April 5: today in history (from Wikipedia)

1722 – "The Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen discovers Easter Island." This may be a shot in the dark, but perhaps in 1722 Easter fell on April 5?

1932 – "Alcohol prohibition in Finland ends. Alcohol sales begin in Alko liquor stores." All these years, I though the U.S. was the only country that had it.

1933 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs two executive orders: 6101 to establish the Civilian Conservation Corps, and 6102 'forbidding the Hoarding of Gold Coin, Gold Bullion, and Gold Certificates" by U.S. citizens.'"  If you think it's right for the government to take your gold money, then what do you think is wrong?  

Notable quotes (from BrainyQuote unless otherwise sourced)

"You can't hold a man down without staying down with him." - Booker T. Washington (April 5, 1856 – November 14, 1915)

"I'm disappointed in acting as a craft. I want everything to go back to Orson Welles and fake noses and changing your voice. It's become so much about personality." - Spencer Tracy (April 5, 1900 – June 10, 1967)

"Basically, I believe the world is a jungle, and if it's not a bit of a jungle in the home, a child cannot possibly be fit to enter the outside world." - Bette Davis (April 5, 1908 – October 6, 1989)

Song of the Day

Happy Birthday, Agnetha Fältskog from ABBA, who is the featured singer here:

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