Tuesday, August 19, 2014




Am not I
A fly like thee?
Or art not thou
A man like me?
--William Blake


Did You Know . . .?

Egyptian queen Cleopatra was actually Greek.



On this day in 1980, a fire aboard a plane bound for Saudi Arabia forced an emergency landing. Shortly after takeoff the pilot reported a fire onboard the plane and told air-traffic controllers that he needed immediate clearance to head back to the airport. The fire started while passengers onboard were cooking with a portable butane stove. Apparently, this was not unusual, as Middle Eastern airlines are often willing to accommodate their Muslim passengers' needs to follow the strict dietary laws of their religion. The pilot was able to land the plane back at Riyadh safely and headed to the end of the runway where a rescue crew was waiting. The crew sprayed fire-fighting foam at the fire, but it was no match for the intense blaze. None of the 301 people onboard escaped the fire. It is still unclear why there were no survivors.



1. Anatomy: the fold or hollow on either side of the front of the body where the thigh joins the abdomen.
2. the general region of this fold or hollow.



 (born August 19, 1946)
Bill Clinton is an American politician who served from 1993 to 2001 as the 42nd President of the United States.

(born August 19, 1969)
Matthew Perry is an actor with dual American and Canadian citizenship. He is well known for his Emmy-nominated role as Chandler Bing on the popular, long-running NBC television sitcom Friends.

(born August 19, 1963)
John Stamos is an American actor, singer and musician best known for his work in television, especially in his starring role as Jesse Katsopolis on the ABC sitcom Full House.

(born August 19, 1952)
Jonathan Frakes is an American actor, author and director. Frakes is best known for his portrayal of Commander William T. Riker in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and subsequent films.


''The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.''
--William Blake



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