05 February 2009

Thrifty Thursday-

Today's Flavors
Chocolate Decadence, World Class Vanilla, Chocolate Malt, Peanut Butter, Strawberry Shortcake, and Roasted Almond.


Today's Specials
50% off all cake pieces (Limit 2)

Blogger Special:
Buy a pound of bulk candy and get a Chocolite Chocolate Bar for $1.00 (regularly 1.99) from 2:00-4:00pm.

Today in History
Events
1778 Articles of Confederation ratified by 1st state, South Carolina
1870 1st motion picture shown to a theater audience, Philadelphia
1989 Kareem Abdul-Jabar becomes 1st NBA player to score 38,000 points
1991 A Michigan court bars Dr Jack Kevorkian from assisting in suicides
1994 Medgar Evers' murderer Byron De La Beckwith sentenced to life, in Jackson
Miss, 30 years after the crime






Births
1900 Adlai E Stevenson, (Gov-D-Ill), pres candidate (D) (1952, 1956)
1919 Red Buttons, [Aaron Chwatt], Bronx NYC, comedian/actor (Sayonara)
1943 Nolan Bushnell, founder (Atari)/creator (Pong)
1947 Mary Louise Cleave, Southampton NY, PhD/astronaut (STS 61-B, STS 30)



Black History Month, We Salute Medgar Evers
Medgar Evers Evers and his wife moved to Jackson, where they worked together to set up the NAACP office, and he began investigating violent crimes committed against blacks and sought ways to prevent them. His boycott of Jackson merchants in the early 1960s attracted national attention, and his efforts to have James Meredith admitted to the University of Mississippi in 1962 brought much-needed federal help for which he had been soliciting. On June 12, 1963, as he was returning home, Medgar Evers was killed by an assassin’s bullet. Black and white leaders from around the nation came to Jackson for his funeral and then gathered at Arlington National Cemetery for his interment.The accused killer, a white supremacist named Byron De La Beckwith, stood trial twice in the 1960s, but in both cases the all-white juries could not reach a verdict. Finally, in a third trial in 1994 (and thirty-one years after Evers’ murder), Beckwith was convicted and sentenced to life in prison.

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