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On This Day: Inconvenience Yourself Day

Inconvenience Yourself DayNow there’s no reason to go out and make life any easier!  Beyond merely complicating things, Inconvenience Yourself Day is a day for you to go out of your way for someone else.  Do something you normally wouldn’t do.  Running late?  Stop and take a moment to help an elderly citizen across the street.  At the end of the day, sit back and reflect on your activities for the day.  Were they really all that bad?  Probably not.  Now try it again on a day other than Inconvenience Yourself Day!  That’s called: a good deed.

Other Holidays:

  • http://www.facebook.com/dcpcassiusPlay Tennis Day – sure you’re no Pete Sampras, but get out there and have a good time anyways!
  • International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day – this celebration may help bring Cassius out of his funk after yesterday’s defeat
  • http://www.iwojima.com/National Banana Bread Day – hard to go wrong here
  • Curling is Cool Day – you’re damn right!
  • Iwo Jima Day – you’re probably more familiar with the picture

Also On This Day:

  • The City of Boston was granted a charter to incorporate (1822)
  • The Battle of the Alamo began (1836)
  • The 1st student government was formed – Bryn Mawr (1892)
  • http://www.tootsie.com/The Tootsie Roll was introduced (1896)
  • Rotary Club International was formed in Chicago (1905)
  • The 1st radio contest was held (1910)
  • The 1st transcontinental airmail was delivered to New York City from San Francisco (1921)
  • Dolly the SheepThe Federal Radio Commission began regulating the use of radio frequencies (1927)
  • Wilt Chamberlain became the 1st NBA player to score over 25,000 points (1968)
  • Scientists announced that they successfully cloned an adult lamb named Dolly (1997)

Birthdays & Remembrances:

Dakota FanningDakota Fanning (17)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFEwFw4PqPg
Aziz Ansari (28)
Juelz Santana (28)
Michael Dell (46)
Tom Bodett (56) – “We’ll leave the light on for you.”
W.E.B. DuBois (1868-1963) – founded the NAACP
Victor Fleming (1889-1949) – Directed Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz
Cesar Ritz (1850-1918) – legendary hotel operator

On This Day: RIP John Lennon

On this day, 1980, John Lennon was assassinated outside his home, The Dakota, in NYC.  At approximately 10:50pm, Mark David Chapman fired 5 hollow-point bullets at Lennon’s back.

Lennon and Chapman Picture

Lennon signed an autograph for Chapman earlier that day

John Lennon Assassination Facts:

  • Lennon was shot outside his home at approximately 10:50pm.  He chose not to dine-out so he could be home to say “goodnight” to his son.
  • The first of 5 gunshots missed Lennon completely.
  • Immediately following the shooting, a doorman at the Dakota asked Chapman “Do you know what you’ve done?”  Chapman responded, “Yes, I just shot John Lennon.”
  • Lennon was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center
  • He was cremated on December 10 at Ferncliff Cemetary in Harsdale, NY.
  • No funeral was held.
  • Yoko Ono kept Lennon’s ashes

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