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Happy birthday to… Helen Mosher

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Happy birthday to Helen Mosher, who is the New Media Editor for AFCEA’s SIGNAL Magazine. She is one of the hardest working “virtual” people I know — and absolutely passionate about innovative ways to use technology… in publishing… in government… She Twitters… she has built AFCEA’s Second Life island… she blogs — in fact, she work blogs and she off-work blogs. And she just got married, so… it has been an exciting year for her.

I should note that Signal magazine and I are in talks about me writing a column for their monthly magazine… so there you go — transparency.

Anyway, happy birthday to Mosher.

On this date in history:

* in 1964, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was named winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

* 1890, Dwight David Eisenhower, the 34th United States president and highly respected American general, was born.

* in 1968, the first live telecast from a manned U.S. spacecraft was transmitted from Apollo 7.

* in 1979 Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers scored the first of his National Hockey League record 894 goals in a home game against the Vancouver Cancucks.

It’s the birthday of William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania, born in London in 1644. He was the son of an admiral, and even after he became a Quaker, he continued to wear splendid clothes and to carry his sword to Friends meetings. Read more about Penn on the Library of Congress’s ‘on this day in history’ page.

Also celebrating today:

98 John Wooden
Hall of Fame basketball coach

92 C. Everett Koop
Former surgeon general

81 Roger Moore

70 John Dean
Former White House counsel

69 Ralph Lauren
Fashion designer

50 Thomas Dolby
Rock singer, musician

34 Natalie Maines
Country singer (Dixie Chicks)

Written by cdorobek

October 14, 2008 at 9:07 AM

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