Saturday, September 26, 2015



As Donald Trump might someday query,
"Is this the face of your next president?"



On this day in 1960, for the first time in U.S. history, a debate between major party presidential candidates was shown on television. The presidential hopefuls, John F. Kennedy, a Democratic senator of Massachusetts, and Richard M. Nixon, the vice president of the United States, met in a Chicago studio to discuss U.S. domestic matters.

Kennedy emerged the apparent winner from this first of four televised debates, partly owing to his greater ease before the camera than Nixon, who, unlike Kennedy, seemed nervous and declined to wear makeup.

Nixon fared better in the second and third debates, and on October 21 the candidates met to discuss foreign affairs in their fourth and final debate. Less than three weeks later, on November 8, Kennedy won 49.7 percent of the popular vote in one of the closest presidential elections in U.S. history, surpassing by a fraction the 49.6 percent received by his Republican opponent.



Did You Know . . .?

In eastern Africa you can buy beer brewed from bananas. Banana beer is an alcoholic beverage made from fermentation of mashed bananas. Sorghum, millet or maize flour are added as a source of wild yeast.




1. digressing from subject to subject.
"students often write dull, secondhand, discursive prose"
2. rambling, lacking order (The professor’s discursive lectures seemed to be about every subject except the one initially described.)
synonyms: rambling, digressive, meandering, wandering


(born  September 26, 1948)

Olivia Newton-John is an English-born Australian singer, songwriter and actress. She is a four-time Grammy award winner who has amassed five No. 1 and ten other Top Ten Billboard Hot 100 singles and No. 1 Billboard 200 solo albums. She has sold an estimated 100 million records, making her one of the world's best-selling music artists of all time. She starred in Grease, which featured one of the most successful soundtracks in Hollywood history.

(born September 26, 1956)

Linda Hamilton is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Sarah Connor in The Terminator film series and Catherine Chandler in the 1987–1990 television series Beauty and the Beast, for which she was nominated for two Golden Globes and an Emmy. Hamilton had a recurring role as Mary Elizabeth Bartowski on NBC's Chuck.

(Sept 1932 - Jan 1, 2015)

Donna Douglas was an American actress and singer, known for her role as Elly May Clampett in CBS's The Beverly Hillbillies (1962–1971).

(Sept 26, 1926 - Oct 18, 2000)

Julie London was an American jazz and pop singer, actress and a former pinup model. She was noted for her smoky, sensual husky voice and languid demeanor. She released 32 albums of pop and jazz standards during the 1950s and 1960s, with her signature song being the classic "Cry Me a River", which she introduced in 1955.


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