Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Heat of the Moment, Abracadabra, -and- Crash!

Heat of the Moment - ocean currents to blame for warming
Abracadabra - magicians sue over revealed secrets
Crash! - family staged 23 accidents to collect insurance

On this day in history: May 1, 1942 - The 215th and final hanging occurs at California's San Quentin maximum security prison. Subsequent executions utilize the facility's gas chamber, and, ultimately, inmate's choice of that or lethal injection.

Born on this day in history: May 1, 1939 - Judy Collins (1939 - ____) folksinger, film maker. She was a 1960s coffee house singer who hit it big with "Both Sides Now;" 29 albums including "Wildflowers," 1967 and "Living," 1971.

Today's Video: Tom Cruise Mastercard Ad

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Happy May Day! May Day in the United States is commonly regarded as a commemoration of the execution of the Haymarket martyrs, who were arrested after the Haymarket Riot of 1886 in Chicago, Illinois, which occurred on May 4, but was the culmination of labor unrest which began on May 1. In this form, May Day has become an international celebration of the social and economic achievements of the working class and labor movement.

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