Daily Archives: October 16, 2012

Agatha Christie (1890-1976) on Childhood memories are one’s character foundation


The popular idea that a child forgets easily is not an accurate one. Many people go right through life in the grip of an idea which has been impressed on them in very tender years.

Agatha Christie (1890-1976) Discuss

The way we’re raised is the way we are: Some find it out, some don’t! 

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Today’s Birthday: EUGENE GLADSTONE O’NEILL (1888)


Eugene Gladstone O’Neill (1888)

One of America‘s greatest playwrights, O’Neill spent his youth as a heavy-drinking, itinerant seaman, then began writing plays while recovering from tuberculosis in 1912. Within a decade, he had won his first of four Pulitzer Prizes. Extremely prolific, he wrote passionate works about tortured family relationships and spiritual conflict, including Long Day’s Journey into Night and The Iceman Cometh. Both of his sons committed suicide, and he disowned his daughter for marrying whom? More… Discuss

 

This Day in the Yesteryear: OLYMPIC MEDALISTS CREATE FUROR WITH BLACK POWER SALUTE (1968)


Olympic Medalists Create Furor with Black Power Salute (1968)

The silent protest of two black American athletes at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City was an iconic and controversial statement. Sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos received their medals shoeless to draw attention to black poverty in America, and they performed the Black Power salute as their national anthem played. They were booed by the crowd and were later expelled from the staunchly apolitical games. Smith saluted with his right hand. Why was Carlos forced to salute with his left? More… Discuss

 


Skydiver Baumgartner Breaks Sound Barrier

On Sunday, exactly 65 years after US test pilot Chuck Yeagersurpassed the speed of sound for the first time in an aircraft, Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner set his own incredible record, becoming the first skydiver in history to break the sound barrier in free fall. He reached a top speed of 833.9 mph (1,342 km/h), or Mach 1.24, after jumping from a record 128,100 ft (24 mi; 39 km) up in the stratosphere. Baumgartner’s feat also broke the record for highest altitude skydive, previously held by Joseph Kittinger, who acted as an advisor on this latest jump. More… Discuss

Diana Vishneva: Beauty in Motion (“Crossover into the World of Contemporary Dance”)



Prima ballerina Diana Vishneva West Coast premiere of Diana Vishneva Beauty in Motion

L’EFFLEUR DES SENS – Cati Jean


Cati Jean presents:
L’EFFLEUR DES SENS
I”Los Angeles” best kept secret” “Artful Aphrodisiac”