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Michael Dobson
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Author, project management consultant, creative thinker, historian
Author, project management consultant, creative thinker, historian

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#QuoteoftheDay 3/27: "I'm 83, and I feel like a 20-year old, but unfortunately there's never one around." Milton Berle http://ow.ly/taIU309ir18

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#TodayinHistory 3/27: Cherry trees planted in DC! In other news, Typhoid Mary is quarantined, two 747s collide in Tenerife, the US Navy is founded, and Viagra is approved for sale. It's the birthday of Mariah Carey, Quentin Tarantino, Cale Yarborough, Sarah Vaughn, Carl Barks, and Patti Hill, co-author of the song "Happy Birthday." RIP Dudley Moore, Milton Berle, M. C. Escher, Henry Adams, and James VI and I. Happy National "Joe" Day! http://ow.ly/zYvN309ir14

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#QuoteoftheDay 3/26: "All good work is done in defiance of management." Bob Woodward http://ow.ly/3GD0309ir13

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#TodayinHistory 3/26: Ground is broken for the Vietnam Memorial, he Book of Mormon is published, "gerrymander" is coined, and the Heaven's Gate cult heads for Hale-Bopp. Happy birthday to Diana Ross, Bob Woodward, Erica John, Leonard Nimoy, Sandra Day O'Connor, Tennessee Williams, Gucci, and Robert Frost; RIP Halston, NoÔl Coward, "Gorgeous George," Raymond Chandler, Sarah Bernhardt, Walt Whitman, and Beethoven. Happy Shadhinata Dibosh! http://ow.ly/lGOo309ir11

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#QuoteoftheDay 3/25: "It's very important to have two tiaras when you're on the road; you never know when you're going to be invited to something really formal." Elton John http://ow.ly/vEqO309ir0Y

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#TodayinHistory 3/25: Venice is founded, Richard Lionhearted is fatally wounded, the British abolish the slave trade, the Triangle Shirtwaist Company catches fire, the Scottsboro Boys are arrested, and the Selma Marchers reach Montgomery. Elton John, Aretha Franklin, Gloria Steinem, Flannery O'Connor, Howard Cosell, and Jack Ruby are born; Buck Owens, and Claude Debussy died: along with the guy everybody imitates when they pretend to talk like a pirate, Robert Newton, who played Long John Silver. Happy Vaffeldagen! http://ow.ly/J3Vm309ir0X

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#QuoteoftheDay 3/24: "Poets are like proverbs; you can always find one to contradict another." Jules Verne http://ow.ly/iucn309ir0W

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#TodayinHistory 3/24: Tokugawa becomes Shogun! In other news, the Great Escape begins, Elvis is drafted, and the Exxon Valdez has a slight accident. Peyton Manning, Tommy Hilfinger, Steve McQueen, Clyde Barrow, Ub Iwerks, Fatty Arbuckle, and Houdini are born; Field Marshal Montgomery, Jules Verne, Longfellow, Queen Elizabeth I, and Harun al-Rashid die. http://ow.ly/IXcf309ir0T

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#QuoteoftheDay 3/23: "The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues." Elizabeth Taylor http://ow.ly/2eyK309ir0R

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#TodayinHistory 3/23: Patrick Henry says "Give me liberty, or give me death!" In other news, Lewis and Clark head back, Hitler becomes dictator, and the first "safety elevator" is installed. It's the birthday of Moses Malone, Chaka Khan, Werner von Braun, Akira Kurosawa, and Joan Crawford; Elizabeth Taylor and Peter Lorre die. Happy Tubilustrium! http://ow.ly/j3Xs309ir0P
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