Cokie Roberts, long the face of ABC’s national news, has reposed. She won countless awards, including three Emmys from the National Academy of Television throughout her decades-long career. Mrs. Roberts was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame and cited by the American Women in Radio and Television (now called Advancing Women in Media) as one of the 50 greatest women in the … Continue reading Cokie Roberts, legendary Liberal commentator
Thelma Todd was the daughter of a pair of immigrants: John Todd of Ireland and Alice Edwards of Canada. They met in Boston where John was working in the rug trade. It was a whirlwind courtship and they married on June 20, 1900 in Lawrence, Massachusetts, about 30 miles away in a Congregationalist ceremony. On July 27, 1903 their first son, William was born, and … Continue reading #903 Was Thelma Todd Murdered?
Comedian Tim Conway was born Toma Daniel Conway to Sophia Murgoi, a Romanian immigrant, and Daniel Conway, an Irish immigrant and a groomer for polo ponies in Willoughby, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, on December 13, 1933. He grew up in nearby Chagrin Falls. His birth name Toma was the Romanian version of Thomas, but later it was anglicized to Thomas in his childhood — … Continue reading A laugh a minute – Tim Conway
Marc Jones wrote very little on the nodes, so last month we took a turn with several other authors and highlighted their work on the nodes. Naturally, we found some better than others like Martin Schulman, Georges Muchery and Bernice Grebner, but in all honesty we did not survey Dr. Mohan Koparkar, Haydn Paul and the Hubers, so this month, June,we are going to continue … Continue reading The Asteroid Lilith Discovery & Lili Boulanger
Countess Sheila Birkenhead was born on May 13, 1913 at 9:50 AM in Weybridge England. Marc Jones in his Sabian Symbols cites that data as does Mrs. Lois Rodden, probably from him. She was the daughter of the newspaper proprietor 1st Viscount Camrose, and married the 2nd Earl of Birkenhead in 1935. They had two children. The Birkenheads were a distinguished literary couple: she was a … Continue reading #98 Countess Birkenhead, Sheila Berry Birkenhead
Albert II is the second son of King Leopold III, born on June 6, 1934 at 10:45 pm in Vienna Austria to King Leopold III and Princess Astrid of Sweden who died 2 years later at age 29 from a car accident. In 1940 he and his siblings fled to France and then Spain from the Germans invaded Belgium. His father, Leopold III, abdicated and … Continue reading #14 King Albert II of Belgium
Something about Biden Joseph Robinette Biden, junior was born on November 20, 1942 in Scranton Pennsylvania. Both his parents were native to the city. The topographical map below is from the USGS catalogue. His parents moved when he was young to New Castle Delaware where he currently resides. Biden received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Delaware in 1965 and a law … Continue reading Veep Joe Biden makes a run for the roses
Highlighting the brilliant bacteriologist, Dr Hideyo Noguchi who died while trying to find the cure for yellow fever in Ghana. Continue reading #724 Dr. Hideyo Noguchi, bacteriologist
Ernesto Bozzano born January 9, 1862 in Genoa Italy. He did have a formal education but was home schooled and then self-taught. Like Marc Edmund Jones, he was impressed by the philosophical idea of Herbert Spencer and took an interest in psychic research writing more than than 60 books and 200 papers on the subject. He attributed paranormal phenomena to the survival of the human … Continue reading #120 The voyage of Ernesto Bozanno
This essay is on Jazz Singer Susannah McCorkle’s who refusal to accept changing times and adapt led to the narrowing of her life perspective and eventual suicide.
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