Monday, May 6, 2013


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On this day, May 6 in 1937, the German airship Hindenburg, the largest dirigible ever built, exploded and burned as it arrived in Lakehurst, New Jersey. Thirty-six people died in the fiery accident that has since become iconic, in part because of the live radio broadcast of the disaster.

A 1 minute Youtube video of the Hindenburg disaster



peroration [pehr-uh-ray-shun]
The concluding part of a speech, typically intended to inspire enthusiasm in the audience.



George Timothy Clooney
(born May 6, 1961)
George Clooney is an American actor, film director, producer, and screenwriter. Though he made his acting debut on television in 1978, Clooney gained recognition by portraying Dr. Douglas "Doug" Ross on the long-running medical drama ER from 1994 to 1999. While working on ER, he began attracting a variety of leading roles in films including Batman & Robin (1997) and Out of Sight (1998). 1999 saw the release of Three Kings, a well-received war satire featuring Clooney in another lead role. In 2001, Clooney's fame widened with the release of his biggest commercial success, Ocean's Eleven, the first of a profitable film trilogy.

He made his directorial debut with the 2002 biographical thriller Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, and has since directed Good Night, and Good Luck (2005), Leatherheads (2008), and The Ides of March (2011). He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in the Middle East thriller Syriana (2005) and subsequently fetched Best Actor nominations for such films as Michael Clayton (2007), Up in the Air (2009) and The Descendants (2011). In 2013, he received the Academy Award for Best Picture for producing the film Argo, alongside Ben Affleck and Grant Heslov. He is the only person to ever be nominated for Academy Awards in six different categories.

In 2005, TV Guide ranked Clooney # 1 on its "50 Sexiest Stars of All Time" lists.

Tony Blair  is a British Labour Party politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007.

George Orson Welles
(May 6, 1915 - October 10, 1985)
Orson Welles was an American actor, director, writer and producer who worked extensively in theater, radio and film. He is best remembered for his innovative work in all three media, most notably Caesar (1937), a groundbreaking Broadway adaption of Julius Caesar and the debut of the Mercury Theatre; The War of the Worlds (1938), one of the most famous broadcasts in the history of radio; and Citizen Kane (1941), which is consistently ranked as one of the all-time greatest films.

Rudolph Valentino
(May 6, 1895 - August 23, 1926)
Rudolph Valentino was an Italian actor, known simply as "Valentino" and also an early pop icon. A sex symbol of the 1920s, Valentino was known as the "Latin Lover". He starred in several well known silent films including The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, The Sheik, Blood and Sand, The Eagle and The Son of the Sheik. He had applied for American citizenship shortly before his death.


I love the tradition of Dickens, where even the most minor walk-on characters are twitching and particular and alive.
--Donna Tartt

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