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2009-05-16 
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Posted by Steve White 2009-05-16 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6473 views ]  Top

#1 Yum - one of the most beautiful women in history, for my money.
Posted by Rambler in Virginia">Rambler in Virginia  2009-05-16 00:08||   2009-05-16 00:08|| Front Page Top

#2 Happy Birthday: May 16th.

William H. Seward - died 1872 (71) ""Seward's Folly, bought Alaska at 2 ¢/acre"

Henry Fonda - died 1982 (77) "Grapes of Wrath - Mister Roberts"

Margaret Sullavan - died 1960 (50) "Three Comrades - The Mortal Storm"

Liberace - died 1987 (67) "Wladziu Valentino Liberace, AKA Walter Busterkeys, Walter Liberace, Lee Liberace, Liberace Chefroach, The Glitter Man, Mr Showmanship"

Yvonne Craig - 72 "Batgirl" (Now)

Pierce Brosnan - 56 "James Bond" (Now)

Debra Winger - 54 "Wonder Girl - An Officer and a Gentleman" (Now)

Gabriela Sabatini - 39 "Argentine tennis player" (Now)

Tori Spelling - 36 "Beverly Hills, 90210" (Now)

On this day in history: May 16th.
1836 – Edgar Allan Poe marries his 13-year-old cousin Virginia.
1843 – The first major wagon train heading for the Pacific Northwest sets out on the Oregon Trail with one thousand pioneers from Elm Grove, Missouri. (Wagon Master Ward Bond)
1866 – The U.S. Congress eliminates the half dime coin and replaces it with the five cent piece, or nickel.
1866 – Charles Elmer Hires invents root beer.
1918 – The Sedition Act of 1918 is passed by the U.S. Congress, making criticism of the government an imprisonable offense.
1919 – A naval Curtiss aircraft NC-4 commanded by Albert Cushing Read leaves Trepassey, Newfoundland, for Lisbon via the Azores on the first transatlantic flight.
1929 – In Hollywood, California, the first Academy Awards are handed out.
1960 – Nikita Khrushchev demands an apology from U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower for U-2 spy plane flights over the Soviet Union thus ending a Big Four summit in Paris.
1966 – The Communist Party of China issues the 'May 16 Notice', marking the beginning of the Cultural Revolution.
1988 – A report by United States' Surgeon General C. Everett Koop states that the addictive properties of nicotine are similar to those of heroin and cocaine.
Posted by GolfBravoUSMC 2009-05-16 00:47||   2009-05-16 00:47|| Front Page Top

#3 Gorgeous! Well done, Dr. Steve.
Posted by trailing wife 2009-05-16 01:09||   2009-05-16 01:09|| Front Page Top

#4 Audrey Kathleen Ruston lived in German-occupied Arnhem during WWII. Audrey's picture should be next to the word "Class" in the dictionary.



Daily Gam Shot

More fodder for Fred's Bath Collection.

A good Habit

A better Habit

One more balloon and it's Mary Poppins time.

Sans balloons?

Posted by GolfBravoUSMC 2009-05-16 01:47||   2009-05-16 01:47|| Front Page Top

#5 Audrey, eat something, please.
Posted by no mo uro 2009-05-16 05:53||   2009-05-16 05:53|| Front Page Top

#6 Audrey Hepburn was thin from being starved by the Nazi occupiers of Arnhem, living mostly with the underground as a child/teen.

She secretly danced for groups of people to collect money for the Dutch resistance. She later said, "The best audience I ever had made not a single sound at the end of my performances."

During the Dutch famine that followed, the allied invasion of France, over the winter of 1944, the Germans confiscated the Dutch people's limited food and fuel supply for themselves. People starved and froze to death in the streets. Hepburn and many others resorted to making flour out of tulip bulbs to bake cakes and biscuits.

Hepburn's half-brother, Ian van Ufford, spent time in a German forced labor camp. Suffering from malnutrition, Hepburn developed acute anemia, respiratory problems, and an edema.


So me, yeah I'm usually first to say "needs a sammich", but in her case, I'm shutting my mouth - she earned that the hard way.

"The rain in Spain stays mainly in the Plain..."

such a great film, where she is the very definition of "absolutely charming".
Posted by OldSpook 2009-05-16 20:18||   2009-05-16 20:18|| Front Page Top

#7 "Charade" :: Best Romantic Dramedy evah!
Posted by AlmostAnonymous5839">AlmostAnonymous5839  2009-05-16 22:06||   2009-05-16 22:06|| Front Page Top

#8 "Audrey, eat something, please."

She can't, no mo uro - she's dead.

She was a beautiful, charming, GREAT lady. There'll never be another quite like her, and the world is poorer for it.

She made some wonderful movies. I particularly liked her movies with Cary Grant (another movie star who cannot be replaced by the present crop of jerks who pretend to be stars).

What a lady!
Posted by Barbara Skolaut">Barbara Skolaut  2009-05-16 23:22||   2009-05-16 23:22|| Front Page Top

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