Monday, August 11, 2014




Did You Know . . .?

A single elephant tooth can weigh eleven pounds.



On this day in 1965, in the predominantly black Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, racial tension reached a breaking point after two white policemen scuffled with a black motorist suspected of drunken driving. A crowd of spectators gathered near the corner of Avalon Boulevard and 116th Street to watch the arrest and soon grew angry by what they believed to be yet another incident of racially motivated abuse by the police. A riot soon began. The rioters eventually ranged over a 50-square-mile area of South Central Los Angeles, looting stores, torching buildings, and beating whites. Oder was restored on August 16. The five days of violence left 34 dead, 1,032 injured, nearly 4,000 arrested, and $40 million worth of property destroyed.



corona  [cuh-RO-nuh]
1. The word 'corona' is a Latin word meaning 'crown'
2. A corona is an aura of plasma that surrounds the Sun and other celestial bodies

Corona of the Sun



(born August 11, 1953)
Hulk Hogan is an American professional wrestler, actor, television personality, entrepreneur, and musician.

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Jacqueline Fernandez is a Bollywood actress, former model, and the winner of the Miss Sri Lanka Universe pageant of 2006. She is best known for her work in Hindi films.

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Steve Wozniak, known as "Woz", is an American inventor, electronics engineer, and computer programmer who co-founded Apple Computer with Steve Jobs and Ronald Wayne. Wozniak single-handedly designed both the Apple I and Apple II computers in the late 1970s. These computers contributed significantly to the microcomputer revolution.

(born August 11, 1960)
Cynthia Dale is a Canadian television actress and stage performer. She is best known for her role as lawyer Olivia Novak in the 1987-94 television drama Street Legal.




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