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#190697 Dec 28, 2012
I) The 17th President of the United States (1865–1869). As Vice President of the United States in 1865, he succeeded Abraham Lincoln following his assassination. (Personality, please) (29 December, 1808 – 31 July, 1875) presided over the initial and contentious Reconstruction era of the United States following the American Civil War.

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II) In a career lasting over sixty years, this British Liberal statesman served as Prime Minister four separate times (1868 – 1874, 1880 – 1885, February – July 1886, and 1892 – 1894), more than any other person. (Personality, please) (29 December, 1809 – 19 May, 1898) was also Britain's oldest Prime Minister, 84 years old when he resigned for the last time. He had also served as Chancellor of the Exchequer four times (1853–1855, 1859–1866, 1873–1874, and 1880–1882).

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#190699 Dec 28, 2012
III) A Catalan cellist and conductor, (Personality, please) (29 December, 1876 – 22 October, 1973) is generally regarded as the pre-eminent cellist of the first half of the 20th century, and one of the greatest cellists of all time. He made many recordings throughout his career, of solo, chamber, and orchestral music, also as conductor, but he is perhaps best remembered for the recordings of the Bach Cello Suites he made from 1936 to 1939.

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#190700 Dec 28, 2012
IV) The first and longest of his five novels, “The Recognitions”, was named one of TIME magazine's 100 best novels from 1923 to 2005 and two others won the annual U.S. National Book Award for Fiction. A collection of (Personality, please) (29 December, 1922 – 16 December, 1998)’s essays was published posthumously as “The Rush for Second Place” (2002).

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#190701 Dec 28, 2012
V) An American television news reporter, he has worked for the ABC network since the 1960s. In 1965, (Personality, please) (29 December, 1934) joined ABC, first based at the network's southern bureau in Atlanta, Georgia. While there, he attracted national notice for his coverage of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Shortly afterward, he became White House correspondent for ABC, during the administrations of U.S. Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Later, in 1979, he joined the network's news-magazine 20/20, as an investigative correspondent. On that show and on several hour-long documentaries, he covered subjects such as the defects in the American criminal justice system, wasteful spending by the United States Department of Defense, and transportation accidents.

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#190702 Dec 28, 2012
VI) (Personality, please) (29 December, 1934 – 22 February, 1995) was an American actor best known for his role as Dr. Donald Westphall in the television series “St. Elsewhere”.

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#190703 Dec 28, 2012
VII) An American actor, he has won one Academy Award, out of four nominations, and three Golden Globe Awards, out of nine nominations. (Personality, please) (29 December, 1938) is the biological father of actress Angelina Jolie and actor James Haven. He came to prominence in the late 1960s with his performance as a would-be gigolo in “Midnight Cowboy” (1969). During the 1970s, he became a Hollywood star with his portrayals of a businessman mixed up with murder in “Deliverance” (1972), a paraplegic Vietnam veteran in “Coming Home” (1978), for which he won an Academy Award for Best Actor, and a penniless ex-boxing champion in “The Champ” (1979).

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#190704 Dec 28, 2012
VIII) This American actress is best known for starring as Mary Richards, a 30-something single woman who worked as a local news producer in Minneapolis. She also appeared in a number of films, most notably 1980's “Ordinary People”, in which she played a role that was the polar opposite of the television characters she had portrayed, and for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress. (Personality, please) (29 December, 1936) has also been active in charity work and various political causes, particularly around the issues of animal rights and Diabetes mellitus type 1. Look for her, also in “Thoroughly Modern Millie” (1967).

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#190705 Dec 28, 2012
IX) He is known for penning the 1975 song "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys".(Personality, please)(29 December, 1939) recorded the 1982 country number one hit "You're the Best Break This Old Heart Ever Had".

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#190706 Dec 28, 2012
X) An American actor, author and producer, he’s well known for his role as lead character Sam Malone in the sitcom “Cheers”, and his role as Dr. John Becker on the series “Becker”. More recently he has starred in the CBS drama “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”.(Personality, please)(29 December, 1947) also plays a recurring role on Larry David's HBO sitcom “Curb Your Enthusiasm”.

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#190707 Dec 28, 2012
XI) She joined the New York City Ballet in 1968 at age fifteen, at the invitation of George Balanchine. She was promoted to soloist in 1969 and principal in 1972. She went on to create leading roles in many of the great twentieth century ballets by Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, and Antony Tudor including Balanchine's revival of “The Firebird”, Robbins's “Goldberg Variations”, and Tudor's “The Leaves are Fading”. (Personality, please) (29 December 1952) is perhaps most famous to the general public for dancing the role of ‘Clara’ in Baryshnikov's 1977 televised production of “The Nutcracker”.

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#190708 Dec 28, 2012
XII) He is the son of singer/actress Barbra Streisand and actor Elliott ___. He has appeared in “Say Anything...”(1989) and the Streisand-directed film “The Prince of Tides”(1991), but has since rarely appeared in front of the camera. In 1997 he made his West End debut in the play “The Twilight of the Golds”, at the Arts Theatre in which he played the part of David, an opera designer. In 1997 (Personality, please)(29 December, 1966) also wrote, produced and directed the short film “Inside Out”, playing Aaron in the humorous story of the child of two celebrities who is outed by the tabloids. His real life father, Elliott, also played his father in the short film. His real half-brother Sam played the part of his brother. The short was later combined with other features for “Boys Life 3" (2000).

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#190709 Dec 28, 2012
XIII) In 2001,(Personality, please)(29 December, 1972) starred as Russian sniper Vasily Zaytsev in the film “Enemy At The Gates”, and learned ballet dancing for the film “A.I. Artificial Intelligence”(2001). In 2002, he played a mob hitman in Sam Mendes's 1930s period drama “Road to Perdition”. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in “The Talented Mr. Ripley”(1999), and then again for the Academy Award for Best Actor for “Cold Mountain”(2003). Both films were directed by Anthony Minghella.

XIV) Two recent films in which he has appeared are “Public Enemies”(2009), starring Johnny Depp and Christian Bale, and the remake of the 1992 cult classic “Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans”(2009), in which he portrays Nicolas Cage's partner, Armand Benoit.(Personality, please)(29 December, 1975) has appeared in past films such as “Soldier's Girl”(2003),“The Faculty”(1998),“In & Out”(1997),“The Cooler”(2003),“Outside Providence”(1999),“John Q”(2002), and “Alpha Dog”(2006). Beginning in April 2009,(Personality, please)(29 December, 1975) appeared as Detective Sammy Bryant in the NBC/TNT television series “Southland”. Another successful role was that of serial killer named Boyd Fowler on the Showtime television series “Dexter”.
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#190710 Dec 29, 2012
Fifth Generation wrote:
VII) An American actor, he has won one Academy Award, out of four nominations, and three Golden Globe Awards, out of nine nominations.(Personality, please)(29 December, 1938) is the biological father of actress Angelina Jolie and actor James Haven. He came to prominence in the late 1960s with his performance as a would-be gigolo in “Midnight Cowboy”(1969). During the 1970s, he became a Hollywood star with his portrayals of a businessman mixed up with murder in “Deliverance”(1972), a paraplegic Vietnam veteran in “Coming Home”(1978), for which he won an Academy Award for Best Actor, and a penniless ex-boxing champion in “The Champ”(1979).
Jon Voight
Joe Fryday

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#190711 Dec 29, 2012
Fifth Generation wrote:
VIII) This American actress is best known for starring as Mary Richards, a 30-something single woman who worked as a local news producer in Minneapolis. She also appeared in a number of films, most notably 1980's “Ordinary People”, in which she played a role that was the polar opposite of the television characters she had portrayed, and for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress.(Personality, please)(29 December, 1936) has also been active in charity work and various political causes, particularly around the issues of animal rights and Diabetes mellitus type 1. Look for her, also in “Thoroughly Modern Millie”(1967).
Mary Tyler Moore
Joe Fryday

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#190712 Dec 29, 2012
Fifth Generation wrote:
07) On this date in 1934, the first regular-season, college basketball game was played at Madison Square Garden in (Community, please). New York University defeated Notre Dame 25-18.
A) Bridgeport, Connecticut
B) Coral Gables, Florida
C) Boston, Massachusetts
D) New York City, New York
E) Nashville, Tennessee
D NY
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#190713 Dec 29, 2012
Fifth Generation wrote:
09) On this date in 1945, the mystery voice of Mr. Hush was heard for the first time on the radio show, "(Title, please)", hosted by Ralph Edwards.
A) Truth or Consequences
B) The Unwelcome Throne
A T or C
Joe Fryday

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#190714 Dec 29, 2012
Fifth Generation wrote:
10) On this date in 1945, Sheb Wooley recorded the first commercial record made in (Community, please).
A) Bridgeport, Connecticut
B) Coral Gables, Florida
C) Boston, Massachusetts
D) New York City, New York
E) Nashville, Tennessee
E Nashville
Joe Fryday

Palm Harbor, FL

#190715 Dec 29, 2012
Fifth Generation wrote:
14) On this date in 1997,(Country, please) began killing 1.25 million chickens, the entire population, for fear of the spread of 'bird flu'.
A) Brazil
B) Britain
C) China
D) Hong Kong
E) Japan
E Japan

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#190716 Dec 29, 2012
Fifth Generation wrote:
01) On 29 December, 1812, the USS Constitution won a battle with the British ship HMS Java about 30 miles off the coast of (Country, please). Before Commodore William Bainbridge ordered the sinking of the Java he had her wheel removed to replace the one the Constitution had lost during the battle.
A) Brazil
B) Britain
C) China
D) Hong Kong
E) Japan
What was Brazil

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