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    poulterer=a dealer in poultry and poultry products

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12pm View Post
    poulterer=a dealer in poultry and poultry products
    Coulterer=one who cheats on his wife with Ann Coulter.
    What manner of man am I? Ha ha! I shall tell you what manner of man I am. I live for a sigh, I die for a kiss, I lust for the laugh, ha! I never walk when I can leap! I never flee when I can fight! I swoon at the beauty of a rose. And I offer myself to you, all of me. My heart. My lips. My legs. My calves. Do what you will - my love endures. Beat me. Kick me. I am yours.

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    you two crack me up!!
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    Today is the first day of Kwanzaa, an African-American and Pan-African cultural holiday. The name Kwanzaa comes from a Swahili phrase meaning "first fruits."
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    In 1933, Edwin Armstrong was granted a patent for FM radio.
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    It was on this day in 1825 that the Erie Canal opened. The canal cut through 363 miles of river bed, rock, and forest to connect Lake Erie to the Hudson River.
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    It's the birthday of astronomer Johannes Kepler, born to a poor mercenary in Wurttemberg, Germany (1571), who tracked the orbital path of Mars and published his three famous laws of planetary motion — which validated Copernicus's theory of a sun-centered solar system — and later helped Isaac Newton discover the law of gravity. Kepler was nearly blind from a smallpox epidemic when he was three, and he developed the first eyeglass designs for nearsightedness and farsightedness. He was also the first to explain that the tides are caused by the moon, the first to propose that the sun rotates on an axis, and the first to use planetary cycles to calculate the year of the birth of Jesus Christ.

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    It's the birthday of the father of bacteriology, Louis Pasteur, born in Dole, France (1822), whose discoveries in germs and disease are why we now wash our hands before dinner.
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    On this day in 1895, Auguste and Louis Lumiere demonstrated the first movie projector, the cinematographe, in Paris, France. It projected its images out onto a screen, unlike Thomas Edison's kinetograph, which was a peep show that the viewer looked into, and it weighed only 20 pounds compared to Edison's half-ton invention. The first film they showed was "Workers Leaving the Lumiere Factory." The movie opened with a concierge unlocking the gates, showed people walking through, and ended with the concierge closing the gates again. They made more than 2,000 films like this, without plots or characters, and thought of them just as moving pictures, and despite the thousands of people who lined up at their viewings every night, the Lumieres thought that movies would be a passing fad and Auguste went off to school to become a medical scientist, and Louis went back to working on still photographs
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    Today is the anniversary of the massacre at Wounded Knee, which took place in the army camp in South Dakota, 1891. The band of Indians had been fleeing through the cold when they were ordered into Wounded Knee. The next morning federal soldiers began confiscating their weapons, and a scuffle broke out between a soldier and an Indian warrior. The federal soldiers opened fire, killing 290 men, women, and children. The gunfire was so haphazard that the soldiers killed more than 25 of their own men in the crossfire. Even though it wasn't really a battle, the massacre at Wounded Knee is considered the final battle of the Indian Wars, which had lasted 350 years.

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    It was on this day in 1849 that Edmund Sears' Christmas carol "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" was published in the Christian Register. Sears said that he hoped the song would promote "peace on earth, good will toward men."

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    It's the birthday of businessman Joyce C. Hall, born in David City, Nebraska (1891), who traveled to Kansas City with shoeboxes full of picture postcards and began selling them to dealers around the Midwest. He started manufacturing his own cards and founded the Hallmark Card Company, which is now the largest greeting-card company in the world.
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    It's the birthday of the man who introduced us to Coca-Cola, Asa Griggs Candler, born in Villa Rica, Georgia (1851). He grew up during the Civil War and wanted to be a doctor, but his family was so poor that he could only receive an elementary school education before becoming a pharmacist's apprentice. But Candler proved to be business savvy, slowly building his own drugstore empire, and in 1886 he bought sole rights to John Pemberton's original formula of Coca-Cola and formed the Coca-Cola Company in 1890. Candler understood the importance of advertising. He used calendars, billboards, and posters to keep the Coca-Cola trademark prominent in the public's mind. After selling the patent in 1919, he went on to serve as Atlanta's mayor and funded a teaching hospital for Emory University's Medical School.

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    It's the birthday of musician and songwriter Bo Diddley, born Ellas Bates in McComb, Mississippi (192. His big break came in 1955, when he recorded "Uncle John" and "Who Do You Love?" for Chess Records in Chicago, and these two songs became the foundation for early rock 'n' roll. He once said, "I opened the door for a lot of people, and they just ran through and left me holding the knob."

    "Who Do You Love?" is a song written by Bo Diddley. It has been covered by The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Band, The Blues Project, The Doors, George Thorogood, Golden Earring, Juicy Lucy, King Earl Boogie Band, The Misunderstood, Patti Smith, Quicksilver Messenger Service, The Rolling Stones, Ronnie Hawkins, Tom Rush, Townes Van Zandt, and The Woolies, among others.
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    It's the birthday of the woman Martin Luther King, Jr. called "The Queen of American Folk Music," Odetta, born Odetta Holmes Filious, in Birmingham, Alabama (1930). She thought at first that she'd be an opera singer, but she heard folk music in San Francisco and decided that was the kind of music that said what she wanted to say. A reviewer once said, "Odetta can't sing 'folk' at all, because she doesn't really sound like a person singing, let alone like the person next door singing. She sounds more like the Mormon Tabernacle Choir."
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    Today in 1764, the Royal Family at Versailles was treated to a harpsichord performance by 8-year-old Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Mozart had the honor of standing behind the queen at dinner later that day.

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    It was on this day in 1892 that the Ellis Island Immigrant Station in New York officially opened. A 15-year-old Irish girl named Annie Moore became the first of the more than 12 million immigrants to pass through Ellis Island in its 62 years of operation.

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    It was on this day in 1953 that country music legend Hank Williams Sr. died in Oak Hill, West Virginia, on his way to a New Year's concert in Canton, Ohio. A blizzard had grounded all the airplanes in Nashville, and so he paid an 18-year-old kid to drive him in his new baby-blue Cadillac all the way to the venue. When the driver stopped at a gas station, and the singer was found dead in the backseat. He was only 29 years old.

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    It's the anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, in 1863, in which President Abraham Lincoln declared freedom for all slaves in the Southern states.
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