Monday, July 28, 2014




"Literature is a textually transmitted disease, normally contracted in childhood."
--Jane Yolen


Did You Know . . .?

The people of North Korea have state sanctioned hair styles. There are 28 total choices: just 18 for women and 10 for men.



On this day in 1945, a United States military plane crashed into the Empire State Building killing 14 people. The freak accident was caused by heavy fog. Upon impact, the plane's jet fuel exploded, filling the interior of the building with flames all the way down to the 75th floor and sending flames out of the hole the plane had ripped open in the building's side. One engine from the plane went straight through the building and landed in a penthouse apartment across the street. An 18 foot by 20 foot hole was left in the side of the Empire State Building. Though its structural integrity was not affected, the crash did cause nearly $1 million in damages, about $10.5 million in today's money.



a strong inclination, taste, or liking for something: a penchant for outdoor sports.



(July 28, 1929 – May 19, 1994)
Jackie Kennedy was the wife of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, and First Lady of the United States during his presidency from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. Five years later she married Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis; they remained married until his death in 1975.

(born July 28, 1957)
Scott Pelley is an American television journalist who is anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News and a correspondent for the CBS news magazine 60 Minutes. Prior to his 60 Minutes position, Pelley was a correspondent for the 60 Minutes II program and served as CBS News's chief White House correspondent

(born July 28, 1964)
Lori Loughlin is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Rebecca Donaldson Katsopolis on the ABC sitcom Full House, appearing in the series from 1988 to 1995. From 2008 to 2011, she portrayed the role of Debbie Wilson on the The CW series 90210 (2008–11, 2012), a spin-off of Beverly Hills, 90210. She is also known for portraying the role of Ava Gregory on the The WB series Summerland (2004–05), which she also co-created and produced.

(born July 28, 1947
Sally Struthers is an American actress and spokeswoman, best known for her roles as Gloria Stivic on All in the Family, for which she won two Emmy awards, and as Babette on Gilmore Girls. She was the voice of Rebecca Cunningham on the Disney animated series TaleSpin.


"He liked the mere act of reading, the magic of turning scratches on a page into words inside his head.” 
--John Green, An Abundance of Katherines



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