Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Jaws of Death, Animal Kingdom, -and- Get Ready to Rumble!

Jaws of Death - teen girl fends off shark with bodyboard
Animal Kingdom - N.J. man indicted for fatally shooting pet parrot for screeching during NASCAR race
Get Ready to Rumble! - N.Y. elementary school "fight club" unovered by student's father

On this day in history: February 3, 1959 - The Day the Music Died: A small plane carrying The Big Bopper (J.P. Richardson), Buddy Holly, and Richie Valens crashes near Mason City, Iowa, while en route to a show in Fargo, North Dakota.

Born on this day in history: February 3, 1956 - Nathan Lane (1956 - ) New Jersey actor Nathan Lane made his Broadway debut in 1982's Present Laughter. After a string of stage hits, Lane earned attention for his voice work in Disney's The Lion King, then became a big-screen star with his award-winning performance in The Birdcage (1996). He was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 2009.

Scripture of the Day: I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble. — Psalm 59:16

Video of the Day: Buddy Holly on the Arthur Murray Dance Party 12/29/57

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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