Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Happy Birthday

Robert Crumb (1943- )

American artist and illustrator

Signs his work "R. Crumb".

Crumb was one of the founders of the underground comics movement, and is often regarded as its most prominent figure. His entire career has unfolded outside the mainstream comic book publishing industry.

Huey Pierce Long (1893 – 1935)

American politician

Known as "The Kingfish,"

Governor of Louisiana , Senator and a presidential hopeful before his assassination on the steps of the state capitol building

A populist who is often alleged to have had many dictatorial tendencies, he was beloved by the poor and downtroden of his state

Model for the protagonist of Robert Penn Warren's brilliant novel, All The King's Men.

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797 – 1851)
English novelist

Author of Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus
The first book intentionally written as science fiction
(as opposed to mythology, religious allegory or political satire)

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