Archive for December 29th, 2010

AMERICA’S FIRST YMCA ON THIS DATE IN 1851

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The first YMCA in  America opened in Boston, Massachusetts. It
was organized by Thomas V. Sullivan, a retired sea captain and
lay missionary.

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BUZZ ALDRIN SUES TRADING CARD COMPANY

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      Aldrin on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission on July 20, 1969.

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LOS ANGELES — Former lunar astronaut Buzz Aldrin is not over the moon about the use of his photo on a series of trading cards.

The 80-year-old Aldrin sued Topps Inc. this week in federal court in Los Angeles, saying the company had unfairly profited from his historic achievement when they used an iconic photograph of Aldrin standing on the moon in a series of "American Heroes" trading cards.

Topps attorney Michael Kahn told the Los Angeles Times that the firm has a First Amendment right to include a factual description of the Apollo 11 mission and it included an image of Aldrin in his lunar suit because he is "an American hero."

The lawsuit seeks unspecified monetary damages and an order prohibiting Topps from marketing the cards.
(News article from the Los Angeles Times)

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NO TROUBLE THE MORNING AFTER!

bromo-seltzer new year's

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IT’S TED DANSON’S 63rd BIRTHDAY TODAY

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Actor Ted Danson is best known as bartender Sam Malone on the
CBS-TV sitcom Cheers (1982 – 1993). He has been nominated for
fourteen Primetime Emmy Awards during his career. Ted is listed
in second place on TV Guides list of the Top 25 TV Stars.

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U.S. PRESIDENT BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1808

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Andrew Johnson was the 17th President of the United States,
following the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. He
was in office from 1865 until 1869. Johnson was the first  U.S.
President to be impeached. Most political historians rated him
as being among the worst of this countries presidents.

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An artists illustration of Johnson’s impeachment trial in the United
States Senate.

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