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On This Day: National Man Watcher’s Day

Today is one for the ladies!  Take a moment and celebrate National Man Watcher’s Day.  Men are a strange species.  They pick, poke, and make strange noises, yet still manage to remain attractive.  Today is a day to celebrate.

Do you have a favorite spot to man watch? If so, let us know in the comments below.  Otherwise, sit back and we’ll help you get started with your day:

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On This Day: Tick Tock Day

Time is running out on 2010!  So many things to do and so little time! Tick Tock Day is a holiday reminder that there are only 2 days left to complete that long to-do list you had for 2010.  Aside from the holiday, December 29th is a pretty boring day.  All the more reason to focus on the 2nd day of National Chocolate Day!

Also On This Day:

  • (1851) The 1st YMCA opens in Boston, MA
  • (1937) Constitution Day in Ireland – an excuse to drink?
  • The 5th day of Christmas – 5 Golden Rings!

Birthdays:

Jude Law (37)
Jon Voight (71)
Ted Danson (62)
Charles Goodyear (1800-1860)


On This Day: RIP Walt Disney

On this day, in 1966, movie producer Walt Disney died at the age of 65.  Walt Disney and his brother are the originators of a company that each of us remembers as a child.

Walt Disney

Walt Disney (1901-1966)

Tale as Old as Time

Tale as Old as Time

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” ~ Walt Disney

Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, Toy Story, Peter Pan, Newsies, Wall-E, and Mary Poppins, just to name a few!

Mickey Mouse Cartoon

Mickey Mouse

Walt Disney Random Facts:

  • Today, The Walt Disney Company has annual revenues of over 30 billion.
  • Disney’s first recognizable character eventually developed into Alice in Wonderland.
  • Mickey Mouse was developed after Disney lost the rights to Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.
  • Walt Disney died of a heart attack at 9:30am
  • Disney’s last words were “Kurt Russell”.  The actor himself did not understand the meaning.

Walt Disney PicturesAlso On This Day:

  • Bill of Rights Day – The Constitution was ratified on December 15, 1791.
  • Gone with the Wind premiered in Atlanta, GA. (1939)
  • Construction of the Jefferson Memorial began. (1938)
  • Happy Birthday Mo Vaughn – “The Hit Dog”

On This Day: President George W. Bush attacked by shoes

Who throws a shoe? Honestly!”  Apparently Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi finds it perfectly acceptable.  Was it an assassination attempt?  Is a shoe a lethal weapon?  We’re still waiting for the hard-hitting reporters to ask those questions

Joe Son A.K.A. "Random Task"

Joe Son A.K.A. "Random Task"

It was like a scene out of Austin Powers.  Were they nice shoes? Brown or black?  Regardless, this attempt on the President’s life is a serious matter.  Who would have thought that Joe Son (yes, that’s his real name) faces even more serious charges?

Also On This Day:

  • Happy Birthday Nostradamus (Born 1503 AD)
  • Happy Birthday Vanessa Hudgens (22)

On This Day: The Grand Ole Opry premiered on radio

On this day, 1927, the Grand Ole Opry first premiered on radio.  A weekly country music stage concert held in Nashville, TN, the Grand Ole Opry is one of the longest running broadcasts in history.  Membership in the Opry is considered one of country music’s highest achievements.

 

Brad Paisley

Notable stars include: Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, and Brad Paisley.  The Grand Ole Opry is broadcast at 6 pm EST on Saturday evenings on WSM-AM, Nashville.

 

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On This Day: International Anti-Corruption Day

Today is International Anti-Corruption Day.  The holiday is recognized by leaders around the World coming together to fight corruption.  Or perhaps they are all corrupt and simply needed an explanation for what goes on during those closed-door meetings.

Bernie Madoff

Corruption Facts and Figures (we tried to find accurate info but some of the sources were corrupt!):

  • An estimated $1 Trillion in bribes are exchanged in the US each year.
  • 25% of African states’ GDP is lost to corruption each year.
  • 50% – estimated percentage of health funds that actually make it to Ghana each year.
  • $50 billion – estimated amount of money deposited into offshore accounts from corrupt US officials each year.
  • $250 billion – estimated corrupts funds from other countries that are deposited in US banks each year.
  • Wikileaks.com

Wait, government is corrupt?

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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