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Well, my birthday has come and gone. Thanks to my friends who made it out the Grill last night. I think tonight seems like a good night for a little grocery shopping and a little rest. I started thinking about everything that we are planning on doing over the next few weeks and it is quiet a line up. I'm not as young as I was two days ago, so I better take that into account.

Friday in the News: "She is the most dangerous enemy of the bureau.... She might well have succeeded in interfering with the bureau's ability to contain the Communist menace in the United States." J. Edgar Hoover said this in 1941 about Eleanor Roosevelt. The First Lady commented on the way Hoover used the FBI to spy on and blackmail private citizens was reminiscent of "Gestapo tactics." Incensed, Hoover defended his honor by bugging her hotel rooms, harassing her friends and associates, and trying to destroy her reputation. (This story brought to you by the WWDTM daily calendar.)

Happy Birthday Wishes to Vincent Paul Young, Jr. You might remember Vince Young's amazing performance in the 2005 Rose Bowl as he led the University of Texas past the University of Southern California to their first National Championship since 1970. But, the magic didn't end there. As Vince Young entered the NFL, he led the Titans to an eight and five record under his time as a starter. Want a free small yogurt? Give us the name of the video game that will feature Vince Young on the cover for the 2008 edition.

As I was at Wikipedia searching for today's birthday, I check on yesterday to see who was born on my birthday. Here is a list of a few notables: Bill Paxton, Jordan Knight (NKOTB), Craig Ferguson, Trent Reznor, Tony Parker, Sugar Ray Leonard, and Dennis Hopper.

Other cool things that happened on the 17th: The Continental Congress bans trade with Canada (1775), The New York Stock Exchange is formed (1792), The Constitution of Norway is signed (1814), The United States Supreme Court hands down a unanimous decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas (1954), and hearings begin in the Watergate scandal (1973).


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