Friday, August 10, 2007

On this day...

Wikipedia lists a bunch of famous people born on August 10th (which would be under the sun sign of Leo), including:

Jack Haley (the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz)
Norma Shearer
Leo Fender (as in "Fender guitars")
Noah Beery Jr. ("Rocky" Rockford on The Rockford Files. God, I love that show!)
Jimmy Dean (singer and sausage maker)
Eddie Fisher (singer, Debbie Reynolds and Liz Taylor's ex-husband and Carrie's dad)
Justin Theroux (actor, Mulholland Drive and Inland Empire)
Angie Harmon

August 10th is an historic date for the storming of Tuileries Palace, effectively ending Louis XVI's reign.

Also on this day in 1995, the L.A. Dodgers had to forfeit to the St. Louis Cardinals after fans threw souvenir baseballs on the field en masse.

And on August 10, 2000, the World Population reached SIX BILLION people. As of July 2007, it has increased another 10% (I think my math's right...) to 6.6 BILLION people.

That sounds like a lot--until you realize that McDonald's has served over 99 BILLION hamburgers...

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