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Happy birthday to… Anne Armstrong and Paul Brubaker

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Anne Armstrong

Anne Armstrong

Paul Brubaker

Paul Brubaker

A very happy birthday to two legends in the government market — Anne A. Armstrong, President of 1105 Government Information Group, and also to Paul R. Brubaker, who has had a storied government career most recently with the Transportation Department and he just recently joined Cisco Systems as the senior director for the company’s public sector Internet business solutions group. And, coincidentally, we spoke to him Friday on Federal News Radio 1500 AM’s Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris. (Audio posted on Monday if you want to hear the conversation.)

Armstrong, my former boss when I was the editor in chief at Federal Computer Week, doesn’t really like people to ackwledge her birthday — something that I specifically made not of when I mentioned it on Federal News Radio 1500 AM on Friday. (She’ll be really thrilled with that!)

Some of the big events on this date in history

* On this date in 1881, Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell form the Oriental Telephone Company. Then, on this date in 1915, Bell inaugurates U.S. transcontinental telephone service, speaking from New York to Thomas Watson in San Francisco.
* In 1937, The Guiding Light debuts on NBC radio from Chicago. In 1952 it moves to CBS television. Still airing, it’s the longest running US broadcast program.
* In 1858 – The Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn becomes a popular wedding recessional after it is played on this day at the marriage of Queen Victoria‘s daughter, Victoria, and Friedrich of Prussia.
* In 1961 – In Washington, D.C. John F. Kennedy delivers the first live presidential television news conference.
* Other people also born on this date… Alicia Keys (28), former Sen. Conrad Burns (R-Mont., 74)… Virginia Wolfe was born on this date… as was Robert Burns, the Scottish national poet.

More events and events from history after the break…

More events on this date in history:

1533 England’s King Henry VIII secretly married Anne Boleyn, his second wife.
1759 Scottish poet Robert Burns was born in Alloway.
1787 Shays’ Rebellion suffered a setback when debt-ridden farmers led by Capt. Daniel Shays failed to capture an arsenal at Springfield, Mass.
1890 The United Mine Workers of America was founded in Columbus, Ohio.
1947 Gangster Al Capone died at age 48.
1959 American Airlines opened the jet age in the United States with the first scheduled transcontinental flight of a Boeing 707.
1961 President John F. Kennedy held the first presidential news conference carried live on radio and TV.
1971 Charles Manson and three female followers were convicted in Los Angeles of murder and conspiracy in the 1969 slayings of seven people, including actress Sharon Tate.
1988 Vice President George Bush and Dan Rather clashed on “The CBS Evening News” as the anchorman attempted to question the Republican presidential candidate about his role in the Iran-Contra affair.
1993 A gunman shot and killed two CIA employees outside agency headquarters in Virginia. (Aimal Khan Kasi, a Pakistani man, was later convicted and was executed in 2002.)
1994 Singer Michael Jackson settled a child molestation lawsuit against him.
1995 The defense gave its opening statement in the O.J. Simpson trial in Los Angeles, saying Simpson was the victim of a “rush to judgment” by authorities.
2006 The Islamic militant group Hamas won a large majority of seats in Palestinian parliamentary elections.
2007 Ford Motor Co. said it had lost a staggering $12.7 billion in 2006, the worst loss in the company’s 103-year history.

Other people born on this date:

90 Edwin Newman
Journalist

81 Eduard Shevardnadze
Former president of Georgia

78 Dean Jones
Actor

77 Claude Gray
Country singer

76 Corazon Aquino
Former Philippine president

74 Conrad Burns
Former U.S. senator, R-Mont.

71 Etta James
Blues singer

66 Tobe Hooper
Director

64 Leigh Taylor-Young
Actress

52 Jenifer Lewis
Actress

51 Dinah Manoff
Actress (“Empty Nest,” “Soap”)

43 Mike Burch
Country musician (River Road)

43 Chet Culver
Governor of Iowa

40 Kina
R&B singer

38 China Kantner
Actress

38 Ana Ortiz
Actress (“Ugly Betty”)

34 Mia Kirshner
Actress

30 Christine Lakin
Actress

28 Alicia Keys
R&B singer

People born on this date in history:

Virginia Woolf
1/25/1882 – 3/28/1941
British author

71 Giovanni Morone
1/25/1509 – 12/1/1580
Italian cardinal and diplomat

64 Robert Boyle
1/25/1627 – 12/30/1691
Anglo-Irish chemist

77 Joseph-Louis Lagrange
1/25/1736 – 4/10/1813
Italian-French mathematician

37 Robert Burns
1/25/1759 – 7/21/1796
Scottish national poet

60 Benjamin Robert Haydon
1/25/1786 – 6/22/1846
English historical painter/writer

77 Dan Rice
1/25/1823 – 2/22/1900
American clown

50 George Edward Pickett
1/25/1825 – 7/30/1875
American Confederate Army officer

76 Charles Curtis
1/25/1860 – 2/8/1936
American 31st vice president

85 Rufus Matthew Jones
1/25/1863 – 6/16/1948
American Quaker and author

91 W. Somerset Maugham
1/25/1874 – 12/16/1965
English novelist/playwright

76 William C. Bullitt
1/25/1891 – 2/15/1967
U.S. diplomat

73 Paul-Henri Spaak
1/25/1899 – 7/31/1972
Post-World War II statesmen from Belgium

54 Viljo Revell
1/25/1910 – 11/8/1964
Finnish architect

Written by cdorobek

January 25, 2009 at 9:33 AM

Posted in birthdays, Circuit

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