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A happy birthday to… Joanne Connelly and Lisa Schlosser

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ConnellyWorks' Joanne Connelly

ConnellyWorks' Joanne Connelly

schlosserA very happy birthday to Joanne Connelly, the head of ConnellyWorks PR firm… and to Lisa Schlosser, the CIO of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, at least until tomorrow when she will join the EPA. Coincidentally, both of the birthday women were at AFCEA’s Bethesda, MD’s chapter session this morning… where I am not this morning.

Lisa and Joanne share their birthday with… Brad PittStephen Spielberg, wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin, and Keith Richards — who is only 65… and from history… Ty Cobb, and Joseph Stalin. How’s that for a range of people?

In 1892 Peter Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker Suite” premiered in St. Petersburg, Russia.

And, in 1865, the 13th Amendment to the Constitution went into effect ending slavery in the United States.

Also born on this date… Robert Moses, the American public servant who supervised the construction of many New York landmarks, including the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Shea Stadium , was born. Read his NYT obit from July 29, 1981 here.

After the break, read more events from history… and happy birthday to Joanne Connelly…

On this date in history…

1737 Violin maker Antonio Stradivari died in Cremona, Italy.

1787 New Jersey became the third state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.

1865 Slavery ended in the United States as the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was declared in effect.

1886 Baseball Hall of Famer Ty Cobb was born in Narrows, Ga.

1892 Peter Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker Suite” premiered in St. Petersburg, Russia.

1915 President Woodrow Wilson, widowed the year before, married Edith Bolling Galt.

1944 The Supreme Court upheld the wartime relocation of Japanese-Americans.

1956 Japan was admitted to the United Nations.

1958 The world’s first communications satellite, SCORE (Signal Communication by Orbiting Relay Equipment) was launched by the United States aboard an Atlas rocket.

1969 Britain’s Parliament abolished the death penalty for murder.

1972 The United States began the heaviest bombing of North Vietnam during the Vietnam War.

1987 Ivan F. Boesky was sentenced to three years in prison for plotting Wall Street’s biggest insider-trading scandal.

1997 Comedian and “Saturday Night Live” alum Chris Farley was found dead at age 33 of an accidental overdose of morphine and cocaine.

1998 The House of Representatives began debate on four articles of impeachment against President Bill Clinton.

1999 Environmental activist Julia “Butterfly” Hill came down after spending two years living atop an ancient redwood in Humboldt County, Calif., to protest logging.

2003 A judge in Seattle sentenced confessed Green River killer Gary Ridgeway to 48 consecutive life terms.

2003 A jury in Chesapeake, Va., convicted teenager Lee Boyd Malvo of two counts of murder in the Washington-area sniper shootings. (He was later sentenced to life in prison without parole.)

2006 Robert Gates was sworn in as defense secretary.

Also born on December 18…

90 Hal Kanter
TV writer, producer

81 Ramsey Clark
Former U.S. attorney general

76 Roger Smith
Actor

75 Lonnie Brooks
Blues musician

65 Keith Richards
Rock musician, The Rolling Stones

65 Alan Rudolph
Writer, director

62 Steven Spielberg
Director, producer

61 Rod Piazza
Blues musician

58 Gillian Armstrong
Director

58 Leonard Maltin
Movie critic

55 Elliot Easton
Rock musician (The Cars)

53 Ray Liotta
Actor

52 Ron White
Comedian

45 Brad Pitt
Actor

40 Rachel Griffiths
Actress

40 Alejandro Sanz
Singer

38 Cowboy Troy
Country singer, rapper (“Nashville Star”)

38 DMX
Rapper

37 Arantxa Sanchez Vicario
Tennis Hall of Famer

36 DJ Lethal
DJ (Limp Bizkit)

30 Katie Holmes
Actress

Written by cdorobek

December 18, 2008 at 8:16 AM

Posted in Circuit

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