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Friday, February 11, 2011

Blow Out the Candles -- Feb 11

"The Wizard of Menlo Park",  Thomas Edison was born on this date in 1847.
 2004 UD History of the United States #113

Edison's electric lamp was patented on January 27, 1880.

Actress Eva Gabor was born on this date in 1919.
I wouldn't have recognized her from this early photo.

Eva is best known for her role as Lisa Douglas on the 1960's sit-com Green Acres.

Songwriter Gerry Goffin is celebrating his 72nd birthday today.

Gerry was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (with Carole King) in 1990.
Gerry Goffin and Carole King
Carole King, Paul Simon and Gerry Goffin

Singer/songwriter Sheryl Crow is 49 today.

Sheryl has been nominated for 32 Grammy awards and has taken home 9.

Since Brian aka Waxaholic called me out for not acknowledging Farah Fawcett and Cheryl Tiegs's birthdays I figure I'll appease him with this one:

Actress Jennifer Aniston is turning 42 today.

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