Monday, June 17, 2013




All of the clocks in the movie "Pulp Fiction" are stuck on 4:20.



On this day, June 17, in 1972, five men were arrested for breaking into the Democratic National Committee offices at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. Senate investigations eventually revealed that President Richard Nixon had been personally involved in the subsequent cover-up of the break-in; additional investigation uncovered a related group of illegal activities that included political espionage and falsification of official documents, all sanctioned by the White House. Nixon became increasingly embroiled in the political scandal.

On July 29 and 30, 1974, the House Judiciary Committee approved three articles of impeachment, charging that Nixon had misused his powers to violate the constitutional rights of U.S. citizens, obstructed justice, and defied Judiciary Committee subpoenas. To avoid almost certain impeachment, Nixon resigned from office on August 9.



1.  natural consequence: something that is a natural consequence of or accompaniment to something else
2.  statement easily proved from another: a proposition that follows, with little or no further reasoning, from the proof of another
3.  obvious deduction: something that is very obviously or easily deduced from something already proven

A corollary is a statement that follows readily from a previous statement.



Barry Manilow
(born June 17, 1943)
Barry Manilow is an American singer-songwriter and producer. He is best known for such recordings as "Mandy", "Can't Smile Without You", and "Copacabana (At the Copa)". In 1978, five of his albums were on the best-seller charts simultaneously, a feat equalled only by Herb Alpert, Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen and Johnny Mathis.

Venus Ebony Starr Williams
(born June 17, 1980)
Venus Williams is an American professional tennis player who is a former World No. 1 and is ranked World No. 32 in singles as of May 27, 2013. She has been ranked World No. 1 in singles by the Women's Tennis Association on three separate occasions. She became the World No. 1 for the first time on February 25, 2002, becoming the first African American woman to achieve this feat during the Open Era.

Newton Leroy "Newt" Gingrich
(born June 17, 1943)
Newt Gingrich (born Newton Leroy McPherson) is an American politician, author, and political consultant. He represented Georgia's 6th congressional district as a Republican from 1979 until his resignation in 1999, and served as the 58th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. Gingrich was a candidate for the 2012 Republican Party presidential nomination.

Erin Margaret Murphy
(born June 17, 1964)
Erin Murphy is an American actress who is best known for her role as young Tabitha Stephens on the top-ten television sitcom Bewitched, which ran from 1964 to 1972. For the first season, she shared this role with her sister, Diane, as they were of similar appearance and stature. As they got older and looked less alike, Erin played the part alone.


The Bible is literature, not dogma.
--George Santayana

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