On this day in 1947, India and Pakistan became independent after 200 years of British rule. Born on this day? Napoleon, in 1769. Ethel Barrymore, in 1879. Linda Ellerbee, in 1944. Debra Messing, in 1968. Debi Mazar, in 1964. And on this day in 2008, we thank our illustrious sponsors. This week, Jezebel is made possible by: Chelsea Art Museum, Hotflops, Mother on Fire, Puma, SOAPNet, Starwood Hotels, Unscrew America. Be more than a footnote in the epic tome of civilization! Click here to advertise with us.