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#190834 Dec 29, 2012
Fifth Generation wrote:
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”.
Gelsey Kirkland

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#190835 Dec 29, 2012
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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).
Jason Emanuel Gould

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#190836 Dec 29, 2012
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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.
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#190837 Dec 29, 2012
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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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#190838 Dec 29, 2012
01) On 30 December, 1853, the United States bought about 45,000 square miles of land from (Country, please) in a deal known as the Gadsden Purchase.
A) Israel
B) Mexico

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#190839 Dec 29, 2012
02) On this date in 1879, Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance" was first performed, at Paignton,(Community, please).
A) Devon, England
B) London, England
C) Tokyo, Japan

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#190840 Dec 29, 2012
03) On this date in 1887, a petition to Queen Victoria with over one million names of women appealing for (Type of Business, please) to be closed on Sundays was handed to the home secretary.

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#190841 Dec 29, 2012
04) On this date in 1919, Lincoln's Inn, in (Community, please), admitted the first female bar student.
A) Devon, England
B) London, England
C) Tokyo, Japan

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#190842 Dec 29, 2012
05) On this date in 1924,(Personality, please) announced the existence of other galactic systems.
<We have a deep-looking satellite/telescope named for him.>

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#190843 Dec 29, 2012
06) On this date in 1927, the first subway in the Orient was dedicated in (Community, please).
A) Devon, England
B) London, England
C) Tokyo, Japan

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#190844 Dec 29, 2012
07) On this date in 1936, the United Auto Workers union staged its first sit-down strike, at the Fisher Body Plant in (Community, please).
A) Miami, Florida
B) Flint, Michigan
C) New York City, New York

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#190845 Dec 29, 2012
08) On this date in 1940, California's first freeway was officially opened. It was the Arroyo Seco Parkway connecting Los Angeles and (Community, please).
<Which little ol’ lady is that?>

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#190846 Dec 29, 2012
09) On this date in 1948, "Kiss Me Kate" opened at the New Century Theatre in (Community, please). Cole Porter composed the music for the classic play that ran for 1,077 performances.
A) Miami, Florida
B) Flint, Michigan
C) New York City, New York

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#190847 Dec 29, 2012
10) On this date in 1953, the first (Artifact, please) went on sale for about $1,175.
<Ooh! I didn’t know her dress was RED!!>

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#190848 Dec 29, 2012
11) On this date in 1954, Pearl Bailey opened on Broadway in the play,“(Title, please)".
<Are those daisies, or roses?>
A) The Chase
B) House of Flowers
C) The Wonderful World of Disney

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#190849 Dec 29, 2012
12) On this date in 1954, James Arness made his dramatic TV debut in "(Title, please)". The "Gunsmoke" series didn’t begin for Arness until the fall of 1955.
<Catch him!>
A) The Chase
B) House of Flowers
C) The Wonderful World of Disney

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#190850 Dec 29, 2012
13) On this date in 1961, Jack Nicklaus lost his first attempt at pro golf to Gary Player in an exhibition match in (Community, please).
A) Miami, Florida
B) Flint, Michigan
C) New York City, New York

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#190851 Dec 29, 2012
14) On this date in 1980, "(Title, please)" was cancelled by NBC after more than 25 years on the TV. It was the longest-running series in prime-time television history.
A) The Chase
B) House of Flowers
C) The Wonderful World of Disney

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#190852 Dec 29, 2012
15) On this date in 1993,(Country, please) and the Vatican established diplomatic relations.
A) Israel
B) Mexico

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#190853 Dec 29, 2012
I) He is best known for his works of fiction, including “The Jungle Book”(a collection of stories which includes "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi"), “Just So Stories”(1902)(1894),“Kim”(190 1)(a tale of adventure), many short stories, including "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888); and his poems, including "Mandalay" (1890), "Gunga Din" (1890), "The White Man's Burden" (1899) and "If –" (1910).(Personality, please)(30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936) is regarded as a major "innovator in the art of the short story"; his children's books are enduring classics of children's literature; and his best works are said to exhibit "a versatile and luminous narrative gift".

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