A thought for the day: Trust your hunches. They’re usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level. — Dr. Joyce Brothers
A thought for the day: Youngsters of Little League can survive under-coaching a lot better than over-coaching. — baseball Hall of Fame member Willie Mays.
Those born on this day are under the sign of Libra. They include abolitionist Cassius Marcellus Clay in 1810. motion picture pioneer Louis Lumiere in 1862. newspaper columnist Jack Anderson in 1922. English spy novelist John Le Carre, born David Cornwell, in 1931 (age 86). actor Robert Reed in 1932). pop artist Peter Max in 1937 (age 80). actor Michael Gambon in 1940 (age 77). actor John Lithgow in 1945 (age 72). feminist Patricia Ireland in 1945 (age 72). singer Jeannie C. Riley in 1945 (age 72). British writer Philip Pullman in 1946 (age 71). boxer Floyd Mayweather Sr. in 1952 (65). U.S. political figure Grover Norquist in 1956 (age 61). singer Jennifer Holliday in 1960 (age 57). former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield in 1962 (age 55). television personality Ty Pennington in 1964 (age 53). actor/director Jon Favreau in 1966 (age 51). Amy Carter, daughter of former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, in 1967 (age 50). Trey Parker, co-creater of Southpark, in 1969 (age 48). actor Chris Kattan in 1970 (age 47). actor Desmond Harrington in 1976 (age 41). Canadian director Jason Reitman 1977 (age 40). actor Gillian Jacobs in 1982 (age 35). actor Art Parkinson in 2001 (age 16).
On this date in history: In 1781, Britain’s Lord Charles Cornwallis surrendered with more than 7,000 troops to Gen. George Washington at Yorktown, Va., effectively ending the American War of Independence and guaranteeing the colonialists freedom from the crown.
Per The UPI: A thought for the day: If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week. — Charles Darwin
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Those born on this day are under the sign of Libra. They include toy company founder Frederick August Otto Schwarz in 1836. novelist Fannie Hurst in 1889. former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau in 1919. singer Anita O’Day in 1919. Greek actor Melina Mercouri in 1920. rock ‘n’ roll legend Chuck Berry in 1926. sports broadcaster Keith Jackson in 1928 (age 89). actor Peter Boyle in 1935. actor Dawn Wells in 1938 (age 79). Lee Harvey Oswald, assassin of President John F. Kennedy, in 1939. football Hall of Fame member Mike Ditka in 1939 (age 78). composer Howard Shore in 1946 (age 71). singer-songwriter Laura Nyro in 1947. actor Joe Morton in 1947 (age 70). playwright Wendy Wasserstein in 1950. actor Pam Dawber in 1951 (age 66). writer Terry McMillan in 1951 (age 66). tennis Hall of Fame member Martina Navratilova in 1956 (age 61). musician Wynton Marsalis in 1961 (age 56). actor Jean-Claude Van Damme in 1960 (age 57). actor Erin Moran in 1960. recording artist Ne-Yo, born Shaffer Chimere Smith, in 1979 (age 38). Olympic gold medal-winning skier Lindsey Vonn in 1984 (age 33). conservative writer and speaker Milo Yiannopoulos in 1984 (age 33). actor Freida Pinto in 1984 (age 33). actor Zac Efron in 1987 (age 30). television personality Bristol Palin in 1990 (age 27). WNBA star Brittney Griner in 1990 (age 27). actor Tyler Posey in 1991 (age 26).