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FCW: The Collaborators

A very happy birthday to Lena Trudeau, the program area director for strategic initiatives for the National Academy of Public Administration. I actually put Trudeau and Frank DiGiammarino, NAPA’s president of strategic initiatives, on the cover of Federal Computer Week earlier this year talking about their initiative, The Collaboration Project. The Collaboration Project is wonderful place where they are pulling together of examples of collaboration… and real lessons learned.

So, as I’m apt to do… what happened on this date:

1789 The U.S. War Department established a regular army with a strength of several hundred men.

1829 London’s reorganized police force, which became known as Scotland Yard, went on duty.

1957 Baseball’s New York Giants played their last game at the Polo Grounds before moving to San Francisco for the next season.

1982 Extra-Strength Tylenol capsules laced with cyanide claimed the first of seven victims in the Chicago area. (The case remains unsolved… Read more on today’s Writer’s Almanac.)

1988 The space shuttle Discovery blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., marking America’s return to manned space flight following the Challenger disaster.

2005 New York Times reporter Judith Miller was released from 85 days of federal detention after agreeing to testify in a criminal probe into the leak of a covert CIA officer’s identity.

Sharing Trudeau’s birthday:

* Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) turns 66
* Mike Post, the TV, film theme composer, turnes 65
* PBS journalist Gwen Ifill turns 53
* Comedian Andrew “Dice” Clay turns 51
* Jill Whelan, who played Capt. Stubing’s daughter on the TV show “The Love Boat,” turns 42

Famous people born on this date:

From PRI’s Writer’s Almanac:

It’s the birthday of the man who wrote what we consider to be the first modern novel. That man is Miguel de Cervantes, (books by this author) born near Madrid (1547). When he was 24, he joined the Spanish Armada and fought at the Battle of Lepanto. He wounded his left hand in the battle, and he never regained its full use again. He was captured and enslaved by pirates. Eventually, he returned home, only to be put into jail there for fraud. While he was in prison, he began his most famous work, Don Quixote (1605). It’s a story about a man who reads too many books about chivalry, goes mad, and tries to restore old-fashioned heroism to the world.

* Pompey The Great (9/29/106 BC – 9/28/48 BC), the Roman statesman and general of the Roman Republic
* Francois Boucher (9/29/1703 – 5/30/1770), the French painter, engraver and designer
* Horatio Nelson (9/29/1758 – 10/21/1805), the English naval commander
* Caroline Yale (9/29/1848 – 7/2/1933), the American educator of the deaf

Written by cdorobek

September 29, 2008 at 9:01 AM

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