#6 When was Evangeline Smith Adams born?


Having just finished Karen Christino’s biography on “Eva Adams” the controversy on her birthdate is barely settled. She gives that Evangeline, a popular name at the time, was born to the poor side of the Adams family on Pavonia Avenue, right next to Journal Square (where the PATH station is these days) Jersey City, New York on February 8, 1868 at 8:36 am. Marc Jones … Continue reading #6 When was Evangeline Smith Adams born?

#905 Maestro Arturo Toscanini


It all began in Rio On the night of June 30, 1886, Arturo Toscanini — recently turned 19 — arrived, barely on time, at the imperial opera house in Rio de Janeiro, was to perform “Aida.” Pandemonium. The unpopular lead conductor had resigned in a huff; the audience shouted his unpopular replacement off the podium. Toscanini, the principal cellist & assistant choral master, was thrust forward … Continue reading #905 Maestro Arturo Toscanini

#902 American reformer, Katherine Tingley


Katherine Tingley née Katherine Augusta Westcott, was born on July 6 1847 in Newbury, Massachusetts to James & Susan Westcott. She was mainly educated in public schools and then in a convent school in Montreal. She is best known for as Katherine Tingley, after her third husband, Philo Tingley. Little known about her two other spouses or her family life, odd living as she did so … Continue reading #902 American reformer, Katherine Tingley

#901 Actress Gene Tierney is Laura


In “Women Crime Writers: Eight Suspense Novels of the 1940s and 50s,” edited by Sarah Weinman and published by the Library of America, Megan Abbott, a woman crime writer of the 2000s, points out that “women are the primary readers of crime fiction.” She notes a popular theory that opines “women savor the victim role,” for they “are masochists, unable to rise above the roles assigned … Continue reading #901 Actress Gene Tierney is Laura

#804 Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady, Diplomat, Humanitarian Visionary


Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was born on October 11, 1884 to Elliott Bulloch Roosevelt and Anna  Rebecca Livingston Ludlow Hall Roosevelt.  Her parents were New York City’s elite families because of both their political connections and wealth. Her mother’s ancestors, the Livingstons,  signed the Declaration of Independence and another administered the oath of office to George Washington.  Her father was the younger brother of President Theodore Roosevelt. When … Continue reading #804 Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady, Diplomat, Humanitarian Visionary

#585 Jockeying for Tommy Loates


Mr Tommy Loates is listed in the Jones 1000 as being born in Boston, Massachusetts on October 6, 1867, time unknown. Well, in all fairness, the date is correct but the town is not: Loates was born in Derby (pronounced Darby) England. We have rectified his time to 10:32 AM giving him a 26 Scorpio Rising, (HS) “the fate of the old King”. McClung writes … Continue reading #585 Jockeying for Tommy Loates

#654 2-fer Karl Marx


Marc Jones has Karl Marx with a 1:30 am birth time. This gives the German political philosopher 10 Aquarius as his ascendant — [HS] “artisan in mosaic glass” the call for careful and sophisticated consideration of subtle distinctions before the execution of one’s great work.” It gets the keyword of “Planning” according to McClung as the key is keeping the end in mind. Liz Greene … Continue reading #654 2-fer Karl Marx

Rectifying Prince Charles of Wales, Duke of Cornwall & Duke of Rothesay


On November 14, 1948, the Prince of Wales was born in Buckingham, sometime in the evening. Princess Elizabeth was just 22 & in labour for 30 hours during which time his father gallantly played squash with his private secretary in Buckingham’s indoor courts, until the baby’s head was crowned and then rushed to the spot. That was probably a good use of nervous energy as … Continue reading Rectifying Prince Charles of Wales, Duke of Cornwall & Duke of Rothesay

#27 A fool for love, Prince Alfonso


Alfonso was the eldest child of the then-reigning the Bourbon King Alfonso XIII and his wife, Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg and born on May 10, 1907 at 12:35 PM according to Marc Jones. He and his youngest brother Gonzalo were both hemophiliacs like their cousin Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaevich of Russia. Both boys kept in specially-tailored jackets to prevent injury from accidents. The Spanish Civil War … Continue reading #27 A fool for love, Prince Alfonso

Radiant Coco Chanel


Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, the great couturier , was born on August 19, 1883 in Saumur France at 4 PM. Her ascendant is 30 Sagittarius, a secret business meeting, apropos for someone who held court with the Nazi SS during the Second World War. It is also conjunct the Galactic Center (26 Sagittarius), that imaginary point in our Milky Way that the Sun and the Moon … Continue reading Radiant Coco Chanel