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Old 01-02-2013, 12:33 AM   #42
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Lightbulb February 2, 1912 (Friday)

Born: Millvina Dean, the last survivor of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, in Branscombe, England (d. 2009); Zhu Shenghao, Chinese scholar who translated the works of William Shakespeare into the Chinese language; in Jiaxing (d. 1944); and Burton Lane, American musical composer (On a Clear Day You Can See Forever), in New York City (d. 1997)..

Friday is one of the main characters of Daniel Defoe's novel Robinson Crusoe. Robinson Crusoe names the man, with whom he cannot at first communicate, Friday because they first meet on that day. The character is the source of the expression "Man Friday", used to describe a male personal assistant or servant, especially one who is particularly competent or loyal...
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