I read the news today, oh boy!- News headlines from Tuesday February 11, 1969. Now this one makes me feel old.
- The beautiful and talented actress Jennifer Aniston turns 50 today. She was born Jennifer Joanna Aniston in Sherman Oaks, California the daughter of actor John Aniston and actress Nancy Dow. She is best known for playing Rachel Green in the sitcom Friends- which ran from 1994-2004. I must confess I have never seen an episode of Friends. I have seen glimpses of it for a minute here a minute there but that is it. Since the end of Friends she has been in countless movies and has also become a successful businesswoman. She is worth an estimated $200 million. Her love life has also been fodder for the tabloids over the years- divorced from the over-rated actor Brad Pitt and now separated from her second husband actor Justin Theroux. Maybe she should look for love outside of the acting field. Just a suggestion.
- President Richard Milhous Nixon on this day declared war on organized crime. He pushed congress to pass laws allowing confiscation of mafia assets including funds traced to criminal activity. Milhous got what he wanted- in 1970 the US Congress passed the Organized Crime Control Act.