Thursday, October 01, 2009

Fighting Back, Fighting Back Too, -and- Go Fish

Fighting Back - Colorado man in wheelchair tackles suspected child molester in Walmart
Fighting Back Too - farmer's daughter disarms terrorist, kills him with AK-47
Go Fish - Pasadena woman eats mate's pet after argument about jewelry

On this day in history: October 1, 1993 - Richard Allen Davis kidnaps Polly Klaas during a slumber party in her Petaluma, California home and later murders the 12-year-old.

Born on this day in history: October 1, 1903 - Vladimir Horowitz (1903 - 1989) - (born Oct. 1, 1903, Berdichev, Russia—died Nov. 5, 1989, New York, N.Y., U.S.) Russian pianist. He attended the Kiev Conservatory and made his debut in 1921. His stunning technique gained him a large international reputation, and he became an inveterate touring performer, giving 100 concerts a year in the U.S. alone. In 1933 he married Arturo Toscanini's daughter, Wanda. Always susceptible to nervous strain, in 1953 he decided to quit public performance; his return to the concert stage in 1965 was attended by great publicity. He favored the works of Romantics such as Robert Schumann, Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt, and his friend Sergey Rachmaninoff. He continued to perform into his 80s.

Scripture of the Day: I will extol the LORD at all times; his praise will always be on my lips. — Psalm 34:1

Video of the Day: Crime Fighter Win

Imagine my surprise when I encountered this scene while passing through Walmart on the way to my office this morning! Click to enlarge.

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