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    Washington Post gives the brand twins a mention


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    Washington Post gives the brand twins a mention

    Post  Dreamcatcher on Sun Jul 12, 2009 12:05 am

    loving this!

    Today in History - July 12
    Today's Highlight in History:

    On July 12, 1984, Democratic presidential candidate Walter F. Mondale announced he'd chosen U.S. Rep. Geraldine A. Ferraro of New York to be his running-mate; Ferraro was the first woman to run for vice president on a major-party ticket.

    In 1543, England's King Henry VIII married his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr.

    In 1690, forces led by William of Orange defeated the army of James II at the Battle of the Boyne in Ireland.

    In 1812, United States forces led by Gen. William Hull entered Canada during the War of 1812 against Britain. (However, Hull retreated shortly thereafter to Detroit.)

    In 1862, Congress authorized the Medal of Honor.

    In 1908, comedian Milton Berle was born Mendel Berlinger in New York City.

    In 1909, the House of Representatives joined the Senate in passing the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, allowing for a federal income tax, and submitted it to the states. (It was declared ratified in February 1913.)

    In 1948, the Democratic national convention, which nominated President Harry S. Truman for a second term of office, opened in Philadelphia.

    In 1977, President Jimmy Carter defended Supreme Court limits on government payments for poor women's abortions, saying, "There are many things in life that are not fair."

    In 1988, Democratic presidential candidate Michael S. Dukakis tapped Sen. Lloyd Bentsen of Texas as his running-mate.

    In 1993, some 200 people were killed when a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck northern Japan and triggered a tsunami.

    Ten years ago: President Bill Clinton and Republican congressional leaders held their first face-to-face budget meeting of the year; the talk was described afterward as positive.

    Five years ago: President George W. Bush defended the Iraq war during a visit to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, saying the invasion had made America safer. Wall Street brokerage Morgan Stanley settled a sex discrimination suit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, agreeing to pay $54 million.

    One year ago: Former White House press secretary Tony Snow died in Washington at age 53. Former All-Star outfielder and longtime Yankees broadcaster Bobby Murcer died in Oklahoma City at age 62. Angelina Jolie gave birth to twins Knox and Vivienne, making a family of eight with Brad Pitt.

    Today's Birthdays:
    Movie director Monte Hellman is 77. Pianist Van Cliburn is 75. Comedian Bill Cosby is 72. Singer-musician Christine McVie is 66. Actress Denise Nicholas is 65. Singer-songwriter Butch Hancock is 64. Fitness guru Richard Simmons is 61. Actor Jay Thomas is 61. Singer Walter Egan is 61. Writer-producer Brian Grazer is 58. Actress Cheryl Ladd is 58. Actor Jamey Sheridan is 58. Country singer Julie Miller is 53. Gospel singer Sandi Patty is 53. Actress Mel Harris is 53. Actor Buddy Foster is 52. Rock guitarist Dan Murphy (Soul Asylum) is 47. Actress Judi Evans is 45. Rock singer Robin Wilson (Gin Blossoms) is 44. Actress Lisa Nicole Carson is 40. Olympic gold medal figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi is 38. Country singer Shannon Lawson is 36. Rapper Magoo is 36. San Jose Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle is 33. Actress Anna Friel is 33. R&B singer Tracie Spencer is 33. Actor Steve Howey is 32. Actor Topher Grace is 31. Actress Michelle Rodriguez is 31. Actor Erik Per Sullivan is 18.

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