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Monday, Oct. 15

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Quotes

"That which does not kill us makes us stronger." — Friedrich Nietzsche,

"You will find that the State is the kind of organization which, though it does big things badly, does small things badly, too." — J.K.Galbraith

"I am, without a doubt, the most humble man to have ever lived." — David Francis

Birthdays

In 1844 — Friedrich Nietzsche, Germany, philosopher

1908 — John Kenneth Galbraith, economist

1921 — Mario Puzo, author ("The Godfather")

1924 — Lee A. Iacocca, CEO (Chrysler Corp.)

1959 — David Francis, noted American bombast

1959 — Sarah Margaret Ferguson [Fergie], London, England, Duchess of York

Events

1520 — King Henry VIII of England orders bowling lanes at Whitehall

1860 — 11-year-old Grace Bedell writes to Lincoln, tells him to grow a beard

1917 — Mata Hari, Dutch dancer and German spy, executed by firing squad in Paris

1937 — Ernest Hemingway novel "To Have and Have Not" published

1945 — Pierre Laval, former premier of Vichy France, executed

1946 — Hermann Goering, Nazi Reichmarshal, poisons himself in prison

1949 — Billy Graham begins his ministry

1951 — "I Love Lucy" debuts on CBS-TV

1959 — "The Untouchables" premieres

1976 — Carlo Gambino, U.S. gangster, dies at 74

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