Did you hear the Celebration this morning on Merrell In the Morning? Here's what you missed: Christian Ministry quotes Hitler, audacity to hope day, Baldemar Huerta, and more!

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Today's Celebrations

Audacity To Hope Day

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

National Tailors Day

Old Maid's Day

Celebrity Birthdays

1936 - Bruce Dern [78] - actor: Black Sunday, Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte, Coming Home, The ’Burbs, They Shoot Horses Don’t They?, Middle Age Crazy

1937 - Freddy Fender (Baldemar Huerta) - singer: Wasted Days and Wasted Nights, Before the Next Teardrop Falls; died Oct 14, 2006

1971 - Noah Wyle [43] - actor: ER, Can’t Stop Dancing, Pirates of Silicon Valley, Scenes of the Crime

1975 - Angelina Jolie (Voight) [39] - Academy Award-winning supporting actress: Girl, Interrupted; Gia, George Wallace, Cyborg 2, Foxfire, Playing by Heart, Tomb Raider, Original Sin; daughter of actor Jon Voight)

1976 – Kasey Chambers [38] - Country singer & songwriter from Australia

1981 - Dobro player Dean Berner [33] is born in Russellville, Arkansas. He becomes the lone male in the harmony trio Edens Edge, earning a Top 10 album with its 2012 debut

Tabloid News

It’s never good when you cause your own unintentional billboard controversy…

Alabama-based Life Savers Ministries put up a billboard in the city of Auburn and it featured the following quote:

He alone, who owns the youth, owns the future. — Adolf Hitler

I think it’s pretty obvious why it caused such a stir. Which is why, even though the billboard just went up Friday, it’s coming right back down:

“We are pulling the billboard and certainly never intended to cause confusion. … Herbert Hoover would have been a far better one to quote when he said, ‘Children are our most valuable resource,’” founder James Anderegg said. “We are a children’s organization and had honorable intentions and nothing less.”

 

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