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Written by Barry Kowal   
Nov 24, 2020 at 07:08 PM

Hello people,
   we have seventeen (17) birthdays and two trivia questions on this date:a linguist,two politicians,three models,five actresses,four singers,a baby killer and a retired basketball player.
  Let's start with the two trivia questions.


Trivia 1) On Sunday,December 7th.1941 the Japanese military bomb Pearl Harbor,Hawaii
causing the USA to enter World War II.

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Trivia 2)On Wednesday,December 7,1988 an earthquake in the Caucus region of the former
Soviet Union.Mikhail Gorbachev was visiting the USA when this event occurred.

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1) Born on Friday,December 7,1928 in East Oak Lane,Pennsylvania,U.S.A. is an American
linguist,philosopher,cognitive scientist,historian,social critic and political activist.
Sometimes described as "the father of modern linguistics," he is also a major figure
in analytic philosophy and one of the founders of the field of cognitive science.
He is the author of over 100 books on topics such as linguistics,war,politics and
mass media.Ideologically,he aligns with anarcho-syndicalism and libertarian socialism.
He holds a joint appointment as Institute Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology (MIT) and laureate professor at the University of Arizona.
One of the most cited scholars in history,he has influenced a broad array of academic
fields.He is widely recognized as a paradigm shifter who helped spark a major revolution
in the human sciences,contributing to the development of a new cognitivistic framework
for the study of language and the mind.In addition to his continued scholarly research,
he remains a leading critic of U.S. foreign policy,neoliberalism and contemporary
state capitalism,the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and mainstream news media. His
ideas have proved highly significant within the anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist
movements,but have also drawn criticism,with some accusing him of anti-Americanism.

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 2) Born on Sunday,December 7,1952 in Caribou,Maine,U.S.A.,is the most senior Republican woman in the US Senate and dean of Maine's congressional delegation.She was the only Republican representing New England in the 116th Congress.

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 3) Born on Thursday,December 7,1967 in Cleveland,Ohio,U.S.A.,is a politician and
professor from Ohio.A member of the Democratic Party,she was a Cleveland City
Councillor from 2006 to 2008 and an Ohio State Senator from 2008 until 2014.

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 4) Born on Wednesday,December 7,1988 in Melbourne,Florida,USA is a model.She did
her first modelling work as the model for her own line of swimsuits that she made
and sold on her Etsy website.At age eighteen,she moved to Greece and started modeling professionally traveling to Paris,New Zealand,Belize and South Africa.Her appearances include Seventeen magazine and the Greek editions of Vogue and Lucky.
    She is a 2007 graduate of St. Augustine High School and has a degree in photography from Daytona Beach State College.She is a self-proclaimed tomboy who has surfed competitively,camped, and traveled around the world.She is also a sailing enthusiast and moved to San Francisco to learn how.Afterwards,she began exploring the Pacific Ocean on a 41-foot yacht named Journey.Her first long-distance voyage was a trip from San Francisco to Bora Bora,a distance of over 7,000 nautical miles,with a stop in Hawaii.It was while docked in Hawaii that she perused a collection of Playboy magazines and came up with the idea of submitting her photos.She became the Playboy Playmate of the Month for December 2014.
    After her Playmate appearance,she has aspirations of becoming an actress and someday being a Bond girl.She also intends to start a family with her husband Erik and raise their children in her hometown of St. Augustine,Florida.As of 2014,she works at the San Francisco Sailing Company and is a part owner of The City Yacht Company which is located in San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf.

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Elizabeth Ostrander

 5) Born on Saturday,December 7,1946 in Chicago,Illinois,U.S.A. is a model.She
is Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its February 1967 issue.
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Kim Farber

 6) Also born on Saturday,December 7,1946 but in Trenton,New Jersey,U.S.A. is a model.She is Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its March 1969 issue.

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Kathy MacDonald

 7) Born on Friday,December 7,1945 in Oslo,Norway is an actress.She moved to the
United States in 1965 and worked for four years as a fashion model in Boston, Massachusetts.She moved a second time to Los Angeles in 1969.She was the Playmate of the Month in the January,1971 issue of "Playboy" and has the distinction of being the first Playmate to show pubic hair in her pictorial.She was named Playmate of the Year in 1972.She studied acting and speech at the Robert Arthur Workshop in Los Angeles.In the wake of her Playmate stint she went on to act in a handful of movies.She appeared as "Mrs. Fowler" in the 1974 movie "The Photographer".She eventually became a talent agent.She did a follow-up pictorial called "Playmates Forever!" in the December,1979 issue of "Playboy." She's the daughter in law of actress/dancer Cyd Charisse.

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Liv Lindeland

 8) Born on Tuesday,December 7,1954 in Fort Dix,New Jersey,U.S.A. is an actress.She was the Penthouse Pet of the month for March of 1976.She is best known for her role as Terri Alden in the ABC sitcom Three's Company,between 1981 and 1984.She also has appeared in films include "A Vacation In Hell" (1979),"Licence To Kill" (1989),"Stepfather III" (1992),"The Crossing Guard" (1995),"Mallrats"(1995),"The Devil's Rejects"(2005) and "The Visitation" (2006).From 2014 to 2019,she played Magda Andel in the CW comedy-drama series,"Jane The Virgin".
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Joann Witty (aka Priscilla Barnes)

 9) Also born on Wednesday,December 7,1988 but in Melbourne,Australia is an actress and singer.She made her film debut in the Australian television film "The Echo Of Thunder;"subsequently,she played roles in the Australian television shows "High Flyers","Blue Heelers" and "Something In The Air".

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Emily Browning

10) Born on Friday,December 7,1979 in Louisville,Kentucky,U.S.A.,is an actress.She
is best known for playing Debra Morgan,the adoptive sister of the title character of the Showtime series "Dexter".Her performance on the show earned her a Saturn Award in 2009.

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11) Born on Wednesday,December 7,1966 in Seattle,Washington,U.S.A.,is an actress and model.She was chosen as Penthouse Pet of the Month in October 1985.She is also known as Angel and Brandee. he made less than 40 films in her seven-year career, the vast majority of them between 1984-88. She quit the business in 1989, although she made a few films that year and a few more in 1991.She made a return in 1991 with several new films, but whatever happened to her in the interim affected her looks; she had gained a fair amount of weight,looked somewhat puffy and didn't seem to have the spark and enthusiasm she did in her earlier films.
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Jennifer James

12) Also born on Friday,December 7,1979 but in Eureka,California,U.S.A.,is a singer.She achieved mainstream success in 2007 with a hit single,which reached number four (4) on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.The same song reached #1 on the Canadian Billboard Hot 100 and was #575 on Billboard's Top 600 songs on the Hot 100 1958-2018.

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13) Born on Monday,December 7,1987 in Tampa,Florida,U.S.A.,is a singer-songwriter,
actress and author.He began performing at age seven and released his self-titled debut album in 1997 at age 9,selling a million copies worldwide.His second album in (2000) sold three million copies in the United States peaking at #4 on US Billboard 200 and ranked at #35 on the 2001 Billboard year-end album countdown.

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14) Born on Wednesday,December 7,1932 in New York City (died:July 16,1981 in Jericho,Long Island,New York,USA)is a singer-songwriter and philanthropist best known for his folk rock and pop rock songs.He achieved worldwide success in the 1970s and became one of the most popular artists and highest-paid performers.He recorded a song that peaked at #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 1974.

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15) Born on Wednesday,December 7,1949 in Pomona,California,U.S.A.,is a singer, songwriter,musician,composer and actor.His lyrics often focus on the underbelly of society and are delivered in his trademark deep, gravelly voice.He worked primarily in jazz during the 1970s,but his music since the 1980s has reflected greater influence from blues,rock,vaudeville and experimental genres.
    In 2011 he had an album that peaked at #10 in the UK and went to #1 Norway.

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16) Born on Tuesday,December 7,1976 in San Diego,California,U.S.A.,is a baby killer,convicted felon and politician formerly served as the U.S. Representative for California's 50th congressional district.He is a member of the Republican Party and was first elected to the House in 2008.
    In 2017,the Department of Justice began a criminal investigation of him for alleged campaign finance violations.In August 2018,he and his wife were indicted on charges including conspiracy,wire fraud and violating campaign finance laws.In June 2019,his wife pleaded guilty to corruption and named him as a co-conspirator in using campaign funds for personal expenses.Also that month,federal prosecutors alleged that from 2009 to 2016,he had spent campaign funds on extramarital affairs with five women,including
lobbyists and congressional staff.On December 3, 2019,he changed his plea to
guilty on one count of misusing campaign funds.
On June 1,2019 he said that as an artillery officer,his unit "killed probably
hundreds of civilians" during his 2004 tour in Fallujah,Iraq.

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17) Born on Friday,December 7,1956 in West Baden Springs,Indiana,U.S.A.,is a
professional basketball executive,former coach and former player,most recently
serving as president of the Indiana Pacers in the National Basketball Association.
He was a 12-time NBA All-Star and was named the league's Most Valuable Player (MVP)three consecutive times (1984-1986).He played his entire professional career for Boston,winning three NBA championships and two NBA Finals MVP awards.

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