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  • #843216
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    Powerful lagatta. Tragic that Primo Levi died or as was determined committed suicide. Or as Elie Weisel put it “Primo Levi died at Auschwitz forty years later”. I once did training to volunteer as a docent in Holocaust Memorial Centre. Difficult, gut wrenching readings and films. Director had escaped Warsaw Ghetto and worked as maid in Polish household, no one suspected that she was Jewish. Sister-in-law’s mother in Hungary at the time used to take off her yellow star and I guess venture out in forbidden streets. Multitude of accounts. Some elderly ladies at my gym were in the camps. I cannot and never will fathom what these heroines and the murdered went through

    #843244
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    Jeankit
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    Happy Birthday today to:
    01-28
    1912 Jackson Pollock, influential abstract expressionist painter.
    Jackson Pollock Cat
    🙂 enjoy

    #843279
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    Jeankit
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    Pawsome History Trivia:
    1929 The Seeing Eye, America’s first school for training dogs to guide the blind, founded in Nashville, Tennessee
    Seeing Eye Dog Story
    seeing eye dog lol
    Yup – Very Special Pups! 🙂

    #843355
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    Jeankit
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    Time to turn the calendar over to February!

    Happy Birthday to:
    feb bday cupcake

    1878 Hattie Caraway, first woman elected to the U.S. Senate.

    1901 Clark Gable, American film actor (Mutiny on the Bounty, Gone With the Wind).
    clark gable
    😀

    #843387
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    Jeankit
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    Along w/Buttons – Happy Birthday today to:
    1882 James Joyce, Irish novelist and poet (Ulysses, Portrait of a Young Man).
    james joyce

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Joyce

    #843420
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    Jeankit
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    Happy Birthday to:

    Born on February 3
    1809 Felix Mendelssohn, German composer and pianist (Overture to a Midsummer Night’s Dream).
    lord what fools cat quoting

    1874 Gertrude Stein, poet and novelist (Three Lives, The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas).
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_B._Toklas
    alice b tolkas cookbook

    1894 Norman Rockwell, artist and illustrator who painted scenes of small-town America. Most of his work appeared in the The Saturday Evening Post.
    N Rockwell kellog's cornflakes
    😀

    #843466
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    Jeankit
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    Lots of Birthdays today!
    1906 Clyde Tombaugh, astronomer, discovered Pluto.
    http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/05/world/nasa-pluto-images/
    1913 Rosa Lee Parks, civil rights activist.
    Rosa Lee Paks on bus
    1921 Betty Friedan, writer, feminist, founded the National Organization of Women in 1966.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betty_Friedan
    1925 Russell Hoban, artist and writer (Bedtime for Frances, The Mouse and His Child).
    1932 Robert Coover, novelist & short story writer.

    #843522
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    Jeankit
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    54 years ago today:
    http://www.glidemagazine.com/video/54-years-ago-today-ringo-starr-plays-first-show-beatles-watch-rare-1962-live-footage/?ref=yfp
    54 Years Ago Today- Ringo Starr Plays First Show With The Beatles (Watch Rare 1962 Live Footage)
    R I N G O !! 😀

    #843531
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    CatWScotia
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    And about a year after that, they blocked the main road outside the Edinburgh cinema where they were going to play!

    They just look like little boys there. Or maybe I’m just getting old . . . ?

    #843587
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    Jeankit
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    02-08-16 It’s Kite Flying Day!
    Hmm – middle of Winter is some areas…whatever works!
    http://holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/February/kiteflyingday.htm
    orangie kite
    Oh those orangies 😉
    cat dog flying kites
    Have fun 😀

    #843623
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    Jeankit
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    Happy Birthday to:
    1944 Alice Walker, Pulitzer prize winning author (The Color Purple).

    Born today in 1876 painter Paula Modersohn-Becker.
    boy & cat

    #843624
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    pussigato
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    On May 9, 1994, South Africa’s newly elected parliament chose Nelson Mandela to be the first president of the post-apartheid era

    http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a13/janedodo/image_zps1ttjaog9.jpg
    South Africa’s First Black President

    #843649
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    Jeankit
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    Wow, thanks for the Fyi 5/09 PG – hmm, wish it was May – but we are
    still in February:
    Today:
    02-10:
    David Bowie

    #843672
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    Emma Goldman, a crusader for women’s rights and social justice, is arrested in New York City for lecturing and distributing materials about birth control. She was accused of violating the Comstock Act of 1873, which made it a federal offense to disseminate contraceptive devices and information through the mail or across state lines. In addition to advocating for women’s reproductive rights, Goldman, who was later convicted and spent time in jail, was a champion of numerous controversial causes and ideas, including anarchism, free speech and atheism. Nicknamed “Red Emma,” the forward-thinking Goldman was arrested multiple times for her activist activities.

    http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a13/janedodo/url_zpsvmavsvcb.jpg

    #843675
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    Jeankit
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    Throw back Thursday – or today in Music History:
    Carol King - Tapestry
    45 years ago…yup, had this LP with piano music book too 🙂
    with
    Jethro Tull
    39 years ago…lalalala

    #843679
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    JerseyJoan
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    I had both of these, can’t remember if I had the albums or cassette tapes.

    #843705
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    Jeankit
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    February 12
    Happy birthday:

    1809 Charles Darwin, naturalist and influential theorist of evolution (On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection).
    1809 Abraham Lincoln, 16th U.S. President of the United State (1861-1865).
    1828 George Meredith, English poet and novelist.
    1857 Eugene Atget, French photographer, took over 10,000 photographs documenting Paris.

    Born today in 1809 painter, illustrator and printmaker Karl Bodmer.
    Below: Bodmer print “Cat Playing with an Adder” (1873).

    cat pencil print

    #843787
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    Jeankit
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    02-15 Happy birthday to:
    1564 Galileo Galilei, Italian astronomer and mathematician.

    1797 Henry Steinway, piano maker

    1820 Susan B. Anthony, suffragette and political activist.

    1954 Matt Groening, cartoonist (The Simpsons

    #843822
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    Jeankit
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    02-16 Happy Birthday to:
    Born today in 1909 artist Helmut Andreas Paul Grieshaber.
    Below: “Siamkatzen” (1964)
    Meezer collage
    Meezer Collage

    #843855
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    Jeankit
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    Happy Birthday to:

    Born on February 17
    1774 Raphaelle Peale, U.S. painter
    1864 A(ndrew) B(arton) “Banjo” Paterson, Australian poet and journalist.

    1902 Marian Anderson, American singer.
    with
    jean patchett & meezer
    Born today in 1926 fashion model Jean Patchett.

    #843884
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    Jeankit
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    Happy Birthday to:
    1848 Louis Comfort Tiffany, glassware artist and designer.
    tiffany poster
    1922 Helen Gurley Brown, editor of Cosmopolitan magazine
    hcb
    Throw back Thurs quote!
    with
    “Five cats and a woman. That is all I need in life.”
    Happy Birthday author and filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky. Jodorowsky is eighty-seven today.
    a jodrowsky & cat
    🙂

    #843917
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    Jeankit
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    Happy Birthday to:
    02-19-16
    1940 Smokey Robinson, American singer and songwriter.

    Today’s Earworm – enjoy!

    #844017
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    Jeankit
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    Today in History

    Today is Tuesday, Feb. 23, the 54th day of 2016. There are 312 days left in the year.

    Today’s Highlight in History:
    remember the alamo

    On Feb. 23, 1836, the siege of the Alamo began in San Antonio, Texas.

    with some birthdays:
    Today’s Birthdays: Actor Peter Fonda is 76. Country-rock musician Rusty Young is 70. Actress Patricia Richardson is 65. Former NFL player Ed “Too Tall” Jones is 65. Rock musician Brad Whitford (Aerosmith) is 64. Singer Howard Jones is 61. Rock musician Michael Wilton (Queensryche) is 54. Country singer Dusty Drake is 52. Actress Kristin Davis is 51. Tennis player Helena Sukova…

    #844046
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    Jeankit
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    Born today in 1886 artist Kasia Von Szadurska.

    purrday artist
    Purrday Artist!

    More birthdays for 2/24:
    http://www.famousbirthdays.com/february24.html
    Including:
    http://www.famousbirthdays.com/people/steven-jobs.html
    steve jobs

    #844060
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    lagatta
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    I know about the February Strike in Amsterdam and Rotterdam from periods working in the Netherlands (not permanently – a stint at a research institute there). This was certainly the first general strike against the Nazi occupation anywhere in Europe, in 1941, and similar events in Italy (which I know more about) happened a couple of years later: http://www.dutchnews.nl/features/2016/02/ten-things-about-the-february-strike/ 25 February 1941.

    I remember commemorations at the turn of this century when there were still survivors/veterans of the general strike present, but alas most will probably have died of natural causes by now or be too frail to participate.

    On a happier note, the Ottawa Tulip festival (in a few months) commemorates the gratitude of the Dutch to the Canadians…

    #844085
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    Jeankit
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    Happy Purrdays to:

    Born on February 25
    1841 Pierre Auguste Renoir, French painter and founder of the French Impressionist movement.
    woman & cat by Renoir
    1873 Enrico Caruso, Italian opera tenor.
    enrico caruso

    #844086
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    Jeankit
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    Must Not Forget!
    George Harrison
    Happy Birthday George Harrison!

    #844089
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    CatWScotia
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    Never forgotten – the lovely George Harrison. In 1963, when I threw my autograph book on to the stage, it was George who picked it up and looked around for the owner. And my brother, with whom I had gone to the concert, wouldn’t let me stay to retrieve it!

    Happy Birthday, George.

    #844090
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    katzenjammer
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    CWS, I’m sure that your brother is wonderful, especially to take you to rock concert, but grrr (mildly) for not letting you retrieve your autograph book. I like to think (on your behalf) the “the quiet Beatle” kept it!

    #844108
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    Jeankit
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    Hee hee…best take on History lesson!
    history lesson calvin/hobbs
    😉
    Happy Heavenly Birthday to Johnny Cast today:
    johnny cash young
    would be 84 today!

    with:
    1829 Levi Strauss, creator of blue jeans.

    1928 Antoine “Fats” Domino, American singer.

    🙂 Enjoy the day!

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