Saturday, December 7, 2013

Cicero (Jan. 3, 106 BC – Dec. 7, 43 BC)

Roman writer Marcus Tullius Cicero was born on January 3, 106 BC in Arpinum, Italy. He said, “Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey's end." [I’ll take it nonetheless.]... Cicero died on December 7, 43 BC in Formia, Italy.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Lionel Stander (Jan. 11, 1908 – Nov. 30, 1994)

Actor (in Hart to Hart) Lionel Jay Stander was born on January 11, 1908 in the Bronx, New York City, New York. Mr. Stander died on November 30, 1994 in Los Angeles, California.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Stanley Black (June 14, 1913 – Nov. 27, 2002)

Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace (Dec. 8, 65 BC – Nov. 27, 8 BC)

Italian writer Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace was born on December 8, 65 BC in Venosa, Italy. He said, “Whatever your advice, make it brief." [That was even too long.]... Horace died on November 27, 8 BC in Rome, Italy.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Wilbur Dean Messersmith (Oct. 31, 1934 - Nov. 25, 2007)

Wilbur Dean Messersmith was born on Oct. 31, 1934 in Fancy Prairie, Illinois. He died on November 25, 2007 at the age of 73 in Springfield, Illinois "Wilbur Dean Messersmith, age 73, of Springfield died Sunday, November 25, 2007 at his residence. Survived by: Daughters – Kathy (Tom) Mileham of Springfield and Sandra Messersmith of Petersburg. Sons – Paul (Sharon) Messersmith of Tice and Kurt Messersmith of Athens. Brothers- Eugene Messersmith of Salisbury, MD and William Edward Messersmith Jr. of Morris and LaVerne Messersmith of Sanford, FL and Merle Messersmith of Athens. Sisters- Lucille Mehochko of Orange City, FL and Lena Blane of Mason City and Mary Bender of Sanford, FL. Grandchildren- Adam (Bridget) Rebbe and Peggy (Kyle) Windisch. Great-Grandchildren – Hana, Lani, Cole. Several Nieces and Nephews Mr. Messersmith was born October 31, 1934 in Fancy Prairie, IL, the son of William Edward and Charlotte Long Messersmith. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister. Mr. Messersmith graduated from Athens High School in 1952 and later from Springfield Junior College in 1963. He was a member of the Athens Christian Church and was retired from Sangamo Construction when he retired to Sanford, FL. He had been residing back in Springfield for the past five years and was actively involved with the St. John’s Breadline. Mr. Messersmith loved the ocean." (Source)

Monday, November 18, 2013

Niels Bohr (Oct. 7, 1885 – Nov. 18, 1962)

Danish mathematician Niels Henrik David Bohr was born on October 7, 1885 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He said, “Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real." [And why not?]... Mr. Bohr died in 1962 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Junior Samples (April 10, 1926 – Nov. 13, 1983)

Comedian (on Hee Haw) Junior Samples was born as Alvin Samples, Jr. on April 10, 1926 in Cumming, Georgia. Mr. Samples died on November 13, 1983.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Alexis Carrel (June 28, 1873 – Nov. 5, 1944)

French surgeon Alexis Carrel was born on June 28, 1873 in Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon, France. He said, “Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor.” [Guess so.]... Mr. Carrel died on November 5, 1944 in Paris, France.

Guy Lombardo (June 19, 1902 – Nov. 5, 1977)

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Paul Mauriat (March 4, 1925 – Nov. 3, 2006)

Jerry Bock (Nov. 23, 1928 – Nov. 3, 2010)

Jonathan Harris (Nov. 6, 1914 – Nov. 3, 2002)

Actor (in the Lost in Space TV series) Jonathan Harris was born as Jonathan Daniel Charasuchin on November 6, 1914 in the Bronx, New York City, New York. Mr. Harris died on November 3, 2002 in Encino, California.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Rosa Parks (Feb. 4, 1913 – Oct. 24, 2005)

U.S. activist Rosa Parks was born as Rosa Louise McCauley on February 4, 1913 in Tuskegee, Alabama. She said, “I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear." [Amen. Amen!]... Ms. Parks died on October 24, 2005 in Detroit, Michigan.

Raúl Juliá (March 9, 1940 – Oct. 24, 1994)

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Christian Dior (Jan. 21, 1905 – Oct. 23, 1957)

Fashion designer Christian Dior was born on January 21, 1905 in Granville, Manche, Basse-Normandie, France. Mr. Dior died on October 23, 1957 in Montecatini, Tuscany, Italy.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Audra Lindley (Sept. 24, 1918 – Oct. 16, 1997)

Shirley Booth (Aug. 30, 1898 – Oct. 16, 1992)

U.S. actress Shirley Booth was born on August 30, 1898 in New York City, New York. She said, “Why is it that men who can go through severe accidents, air raids, and any other major crisis always seem to think that they are at death's door when they have a simple head cold?" [Overacting?]... Ms. Booth died on October 16, 1992 in North Chatham, Massachusetts.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Yul Brynner (July 11, 1920 – Oct. 10, 1985)

Actor Yul Brynner was born as Yuliy Borisovich Brynner on July 11, 1920 in Vladivostok, Russia. He said, “People don't know my real self, and they're not about to find out." [Hmmm.]... Mr. Brynner died on October 10, 1985 in New York City, New York.