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In History, 08-19

Today, in…

1934, Adolph Hitler was elected Fuhrer of Germany by 95.7% of German voters. Nineteen years later, on this day in 1953, Israel's parliament conferred Israeli citizenship posthumously on all Jews killed by the Nazis during the years of the Holocaust (1933-45) in Europe.

1942, Fred Thompson, was born in Sheffield, Alabama. Fred Thompson holds the rare position of being both one of my favorite actors and a politician who I would have voted for, had I lived in Tennessee.

“After two years in Washington, I often long for the realism and sincerity of Hollywood.” – Fred Thompson, speech before the Commonwealth Club of California

2005-08-19 at 7:30 AM MT | |