Wednesday, February 27, 2013


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On this day, February 27, 1860, President Abraham Lincoln posed for the first of several portraits by noted Civil War-era photographer Mathew Brady. Days later, the photograph was published on the cover of Harper's Bazaar with the caption, Hon. Abram Lincoln, of Illinois, Republican Candidate for President.

A relatively new art form, the photograph (or daguerreotype) showed an unusually beardless Lincoln just moments before he delivered an address at Cooper Union that day. The address, in which he articulated his reasons for opposing slavery in the new territories, received wild applause and garnered strong support for his candidacy among New Yorkers.

Brady went on to photograph Lincoln several more times before Lincoln's death in 1865.

Lincoln was not the first presidential candidate, or president, to be photographed -- that honor went to John Quincy Adams in 1843.

John Quincy Adams




-  A general law, rule, principle, or criterion by which something is judged.
-  A member of the clergy on the staff of a cathedral, esp. a member of the chapter.

A piece of work - usually in reference to literature - that was written by the original author. Spin-offs, fan fiction, and any work not written by the original author of that fictional universe is considered non-canon.



Joanne Woodward
 Born Feb 27, 1930
Age:  82 years old

Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward is an American actress and producer of television and theater. She is perhaps best known for her Academy Award-winning role in The Three Faces of Eve (1957). Woodward was married to Paul Newman from 1958 until his death in 2008.

She appeared with husband Paul Newman in ten featured films: The Long, Hot Summer (1958) Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! (1958) From the Terrace (1960) Paris Blues (1961) A New Kind of Love (1963) Winning (1969) WUSA (1970) The Drowning Pool (1975) Harry & Son (1984)—(directed by Newman) and Mr. and Mrs. Bridge (1990)

 Born Feb 27, 1934
Age:  78 years old

Ralph Nader is an American political activist, as well as an author, lecturer, and attorney. Areas of particular concern to Nader include consumer protection, humanitarianism, environmentalism, and democratic government.

Nader came to prominence in 1965 with the publication of his book Unsafe at Any Speed, a critique of the safety record of American automobile manufacturers in general, and most famously the Chevrolet Corvair. In 1999, an New York University panel of journalists ranked Unsafe at Any Speed 38th among the top 100 pieces of journalism of the 20th century.

Nader is a five-time candidate for President of the United States, having run as a write-in candidate in the 1992 New Hampshire Democratic primary, as the Green Party nominee in 1996 and 2000, and as an independent candidate in 2004 and 2008.

 Born Feb. 27, 1932
Died Mar. 23, 2011

Elizabeth Rosemond "Liz" Taylor was a British-American actress. From her early years as a child star with MGM, she became one of the great screen actresses of Hollywood's Golden Age. As one of the world's most famous film stars, Taylor was recognized for her acting ability and for her glamorous lifestyle, beauty, and distinctive violet eyes.

National Velvet (1944) was Taylor's first success, and she starred in Father of the Bride (1950), A Place in the Sun (1951), Giant (1956), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), and Suddenly, Last Summer (1959). She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for Butterfield 8 (1960), played the title role in Cleopatra (1963), and married her co-star Richard Burton. They appeared together in 11 films, including Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966), for which Taylor won a second Academy Award. From the mid-1970s, she appeared less frequently in film, and made occasional appearances in television and theater.

 Born Feb 27, 1940
Age: 72 years old

Howard Hesseman is an American actor best known for playing disc jockey Johnny Fever on WKRP in Cincinnati and schoolteacher Charlie Moore on Head of the Class.


A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.
--Oscar Wilde

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