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Bill (William Jefferson) Clinton Former President of the United States of America Born August 19, 1946, Hope, Arkansas
Bill Clinton was born on Monday. Monday was named to honor the moon.
"Monday's child is fair of face..."
Bill Clinton's birthstone is peridot, a green-gold gem believed to dispel melancholy and show paths to wisdom. It has decorated altars, and Egyptians wore it in ear pendants.
Bill Clinton was born under the sign of Leo, the Lion.
The Lion can handle a position of authority. Lions have forceful personalities and command respect. They are noble, generous, enthusiastic, and temperamental. Leos believe in sticking to their principles, and are not usually interested in compromise. They have an admirable fondness of children.
Famous Leos include Napoleon, Alfred Hitchcock, and Andy Warhol.
Events of this Month
In New York, the United Nations Security Council admits Iceland, Afghanistan, and Sweden to the United Nations. The United States votes to deny the admission of Albania and Outer Mongolia to the United Nations. In Washington, D.C., President Truman signs a .4 billion bill for G.I. leave pay. In other news, France prohibits the reunification of the German economy. In Wisconsin, Robert La Follette loses to Joseph McCarthy in the Senatorial election.
Saint Louis wins the World Series in the seventh game against the Boston Red Sox. The Chicago Bears win the NFL Championship 24 to 14 over the New York Giants. George Robson wins the Indy 500, with an average speed of 114.8 mph. Assault wins the Kentucky Derby. Yvon Petra wins the men's singles title at Wimbledon this year, and Pauline Betz wins the women's title. Heavyweight champion Joe Louis KOs Billy Conn in eight rounds, and in a later bout KOs Tami Mauriello in the first round, retaining his title.
Events for the Day
Then Vs New cost of Living Comparisions
On August 19: Today marks National Aviation Day, which honors the Wright brothers on the birthday of Orville Wright, who made the first self-powered airplane flight in history in 1903. On this date in 1918, the first fighter airplane is tested in Garden City, New York. In 1932, the first transatlantic solo westward flight lands in New Brunswick, Canada. The Civil Aeronautics Administration honorary license is awarded to Orville Wright in 1940.
In 1946, a gallon of milk sells for $.70, a loaf of bread for $.10, a new car for $ $1,400.00 , a gallon of gas for $.16, and a new house for $12,638.00.
Now in 2000, the average price for a gallon of milk is $3.24, a loaf of bread is $1.72, a new car is $17,695.00, a gallon of gas is $1.26, a new house is $134,120.00.
The average wage earner in 1946 makes $2,390.00 per year, compared to $21,951.28 today.
Science and Technology
President and Vice-President
The Simmons Company introduces the electric blanket, and for .95 you can keep a little warmer at night. Vincent Schaefer takes nature into his own hands and makes artificial snow by seeding the clouds.
When Bill Clinton is born, Harry S Truman is president and there is no vice president.
After only a few weeks as vice president, Truman has the presidency thrust upon him by Roosevelt's sudden death. "Pray for me, boys," he says at a press conference. Truman vows to carry on Roosevelt's policies.
"It's a Wonderful Life," a wonderful Christmas tradition, is introduced this year, starring James Stewart and Donna Reed. On Broadway, Irving Berlin's "Annie Get Your Gun" opens, starring Ethel Merman. At the top of the music charts this year are "Five Minutes More" and "Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow."
""The Best Years of Our Lives," directed by William Wyler, wins theBest Movie Academy Award in 1946. Also this year, the Academy Award for Best Actor goes to Fredric March for his role in "The Best Years of Our Lives" and the Best Actress Award goes to Olivia De Havilland in "To Each His Own."