Archive for June 21st, 2013

GEORGE WASHINGTON LETTER SOLD TODAY

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George Washington Letter on display

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FoxNews – A seven-page letter signed by George Washington, urging a Pennsylvania delegate to the Continental Congress to help ratify the Constitution, fetched just
under $1.5 million at an auction Friday.

Washington wrote the letter to John Armstrong, a major general in Washington’s
army, in 1788. In it, Washington voiced his passionate support of the newly-drafted  
Constitution.

“I have no doubt those persons who are chosen to administer it will have wisdom
enough to discern the influence which their examples as rulers and legislators may
have on the body of the people, and will have virtue enough to pursue that line
of conduct which will most conduce to the happiness of their Country,” the letter
reads.

It was not immediately known who the winning bidder was at Christie’s. He or she
placed the bid of $1,443,750 over the phone, beating out a competing bidder in
the auction room.

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TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF SUMMER!

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Many people refer to the summer solstice as the longest day of the year
due to fact that we should see the most sunlight of the year. This is when
the earth’s axial tilt is inclined toward the sun more than any other day of
the year.

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TODAY IN HISTORY

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MARIETTE HARTLEY IS 73 TODAY

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Mariette Hartley as seen in an original series Star Trek episode

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Mary Loretta “Mariette” Hartley

Hartley is a well known character actress who began her career in her
teens as a stage actress. Her film career began with Ride the High
Country
(1962), She first appeared on television in a CBS episode
of Gunsmoke in 1962.

 

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Dennis Weaver and Mariette Hartley from Gunsmoke


Polaroid commercial with James Garner and Mariette Hartley, 1981

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