Billie Burke

Billie Burke as Glinda in The Wizard of Oz

Wrapping up August 7th, actress Billie Burke was born in 1884. These days she is probably best remembered for playing Glinda the Good Witch in The Wizard of Oz. I was just reading about this particular character, realizing as many have that she was kind of the villain. So for today, you can lay down your head for some much needed weekend rest and ponder who might be the true miscreants in your life, and what they might be getting away with while the run-of-the-mill misanthropes throw temper tantrums in the front of the room.

Mata Hari

Mata Hari by Léopold-Émile Reutlinger, 1906

Dutch dancer and German spy Margaretha Geertruida MacLeod, better known by her stage name Mata Hari, was born on August 7, 1876.

You Have No Power Here

Now begone, before someone drops a house on you too.

16th-century portrait of Elizabeth Bathory

Hungarian aristocrat and serial killer Elizabeth Báthory was born on August 7, 1560.

Alan Leo, considered by many to be the father of modern astrology, was born on August 7, 1860.

Mata Hari by Léopold-Émile Reutlinger, 1906

Dutch dancer and German spy Margaretha Geertruida MacLeod, better known by her stage name Mata Hari, was born on August 7, 1876.

Billie Burke as Glinda in The Wizard of Oz

Wrapping up August 7th, actress Billie Burke was born in 1884. These days she is probably best remembered for playing Glinda the Good Witch in The Wizard of Oz. I was just reading about this particular character, realizing as many have that she was kind of the villain. So for today, you can lay down your head for much-needed weekend rest, and ponder who might be the true miscreants in your life, and what they might be getting away with while the run-of-the-mill misanthropes throw temper tantrums in the front of the room.