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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Blow Out the Candles -- Jan 12

Dominique Wilkins celebrates #51 today.
 1990-91 NBA Hoops #36

Nigue was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006.

Hall of Famer Tim Horton was born on this date in 1930.
 1968-69 Topps #123

Tim died in a single car accident on February 21, 1974 at the age of 44.  The chain of donut shops referenced in the cartoon above went on to become Canada's largest fast food chain with over 3000 locations as of this year with another 500 in the US.

Artist John Singer Sargent was born on this date in 1856.
File:John Singer Sargent - autoportrait 1906.jpg

Group with Parasols (or A Siesta) - John Singer Sargent -

Trout Stream In The Tyrol - John Singer Sargent -

Japanese author Haruki Murakami is turning 62 today.


  1. That was one of the nice things about living so close to Canada. Timmy's!! It's a bummer he died so young. I wish we had more here in the US. I could really go from some TimBits right about now.

  2. OK. What's TimBits? We don't have any Timmy's here in Chicago.


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