Archive for June 14th, 2012

REMEMBER BOY GEORGE? HE’S 50 TODAY

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Boy George (George Alan O’Dowd) is an English singer-songwriter, who 
was part of the English New Romanticism movement which emerged
in the early 1980s. His music is often classified as blue-eyed soul,
which is influenced by rhythm and blues and reggae.

 

"Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" by Culture Club with Boy
George was their first single released in the U.S. It reached 
number two on the
Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in March
of 1983.

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THE GIFT HE WOULD CHOOSE FOR HIMSELF!

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IT’S FLAG DAY!

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Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the U.S. Flag by the Second Continental Congress on June 14, 1777. Philadelphia observed the first Flag Day in 1893.

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INFLUENTIAL AUTHOR BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1811

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             Harriet Beecher Stowe (June 14, 1811 – July 1, 1896)

Harriet Beecher Stowe was an American abolitionist, teacher and author. She
was born
Harriet Elisabeth Beecher in Litchfield, Connecticut, the seventh of
13 children, She moved to Cincinnati, Ohio when she was 21 where she met  
Calvin Ellis Stowe, a widower and professor at Lane Theological Seminary.The 
two married on January 6, 1836.

Her novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852) depicted the life of African-Americans
under slavery
; it reached millions as a novel and play. She wrote more than
20 books, including novels, three travel memoirs, and collections of articles
and letters. She was influential both for her writings and her public stands
on social issues of the day.

  
     
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