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International Day For the Elimination of Violence Against Women Day
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 Celebrity Birthdays

1835 - Andrew Carnegie - industrialist: founder of Carnegie Steel Corporation; philanthropist; died Aug 11, 1919; see Rags to Riches to Rags Day above

1914 - ‘Joltin’ Joe (Paul) DiMaggio - ‘The Yankee Clipper’: Baseball Hall of Famer: New York Yankees outfielder [World Series: 1936-1939, 1941, 1942, 1947, 1949-1951/all-star: 1936-1942, 1946-1951/3-time MVP: 1939, 1941, 1947]; major league record: hit in 56 consecutive games; husband of actress Marilyn Monroe; died Mar 8, 1999

1920 - Ricardo Montalban - Emmy Award-winning actor: How the West was Won-Part II [2/19/78]; Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Fantasy Island, Heaven Help Us, The Colbys, Sayonara, Cheyenne Autumn, The Singing Nun, Sweet Charity, Escape from the Planet of the Apes, The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad; TV commercials: Chrysler Cordova; died Jan 14, 2009

1940 - Joe Gibbs (73) - football: coach: Washington Redskins: 5 division championships, four Super Bowls, three wins

1941 - Percy Sledge (72) - singer: When a Man Loves a Woman, Warm and Tender Love, It Tears Me Up, Take Time to Know Her, I’ll Be Your Everything

1944 - Ben Stein (69) - lawyer, speech writer [for Presidents Nixon and Ford], columnist, author, screenwriter, actor: Win Ben Stein’s Money, Turn Ben Stein On

1947 - John Larroquette (66) - Emmy Award-winning actor: Night Court [1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87, 1987-88]; The John Larroquette Show, Doctors’ Hospital, Richie Rich, Altered States, Stripes, Star Trek 3: The Search for Spock, Meatballs 2

1960 - Amy Grant (53) - singer: Baby Baby, LP: w/Art Garfunkel: The Animal’s Christmas

1960 - John F. Kennedy Jr. - ‘John-John’; attorney; cofounder/editor: George magazine; son of U.S. President John F. and Jacqueline Kennedy; killed in plane crash [w/wife Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and her sister Lauren Bessette] July 16, 1999

1963 - Bernie Kosar (50) - football: Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins QB

1971 - Christina Applegate (42) - actress: Married ...... with Children, Heart of the City, Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead, Streets, Wild Bill, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

Tabloid News

First Grader Complains to State Senator About "Hard Work" at School

Sophie Mullins is definitely one of the more ambitious first graders I’ve ever encountered. Fighting for the rights of all her fellow first graders, Mullins decided to stand up for what she believed in by protesting the overwhelming workload that her teachers have given her.

With a little help from her parents, she was able to write a letter to West Virginia State Senator, Joe Manchin, asking if he had a solution for the heavy workload in the first grade.

As she eloquently put:

“All we do is work, work, work. I need a break. Can you please help?”

Concerned about the welfare of his constituents, Senator Manchin called Sophie at her school, Gauley River Elementary School in Craigsville. He seemed very concerned:

“You’re working all the time aren’t you? So what I’m doing is, see, I’m giving you a break right now. I wanted you to take a little bit of time off since you work so hard. If you work hard, it’s going to pay off… keep working hard on your studies so you get smarter so you can help us.”

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