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On This Day: Pearl Harbor Day

On this day, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy attacked U.S. Army and Marine air forces at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  Those attacks led to a declaration of war against Japan by the United States.

 

Pearl Harbor aftermath

Pearl Harbor Interesting Facts:

  • There were over 2403 casualties, and 1282 people were wounded.
  • The last part of the decoded Japanese message stated that U.S. relations were to be severed.
  • 18 U.S ships were hit.
  • The Base’s fuel tanks were targeted by not hit.
  • Over 180 aircraft were destroyed.
  • The attack occurred on a Sunday morning while many people were still sleeping.
  • 6 Japanese planes failed to launch.

Also On This Day:

  • Jesse James committed his first confirmed bank robbery.  It occurred in the Gallatin, Missouri.
  • Instant reply is used for the first time during the Army-Navy game.
  • The first execution by lethal injection in the United States took place in Texas.
  • Happy Birthday: Terrell Owens – “Git your popcorn ready!”
  • National Cotton Candy Day
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On This Day: 1st Encyclopedia Britannica was Published

On this day, 1768, the first edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica was published.

 

Encyclopedia Britannica (1768-present)

Britannica Fun Facts:

  • Oldest English-language encyclopedia still in print
  • Over 100 full-time editors
  • Contains  approximately 40 million words and 500,000 topics
  • It is a privately owned by Swiss billionaire, Jacqui Safra.
  • The company was once owned by Sears Roebuck
  • Albert Einstein and Marie Curie both wrote for Britannica

On This Day: Happy Birthday Ozzy Osbourne

Happy 62nd Birthday Ozzy Osbourne!  How the heck are you still alive?  We tried to reach Ozzy for a comment but couldn’t understand a word he said!

 

Ozzy Osbourne

Freak of Nature

If there is one person in the World that you could be for a day, Ozzy would have to be high on that list.  Needless to say, here are some interesting facts you probably didn’t know about that crazy bastard:

  • He has never watched “The Osbournes”
  • The name “Ozzy” was his nickname in high school
  • Ozzy never finished high school due to his family’s lack of finances.  They were so poor that they could not afford running water during his childhood.
  • He was charged with defacing a national monument after he urinated on The Alamo
  • His wife, Sharon, is the daughter of Black Sabbath manager Don Arden
  • He admittedly suffers from stage fright
  • Ozzy often uses the name “Harry Bollocks” for his hotel reservations

Happy Birthday Ozzy!  Dare we say: “Take it easy.”


On This Day: Happy Birthday Britney Spears

It’s been a long, crazy road.  We weren’t sure you were going to make it for a while, but we’re glad you pulled through.  You may live to see “30” after all!

Britney

Comeback player of the year?

Crazy Britney Spears

Things got weird for a while there.

Now get on with your nasty self!


On This Day: World Aids Day

December 1st is World Aids Day and kicks off World Aids Month.

Protect Yourself

Protect Yourself

Facts about AIDS:

  • AIDS has killed an estimated 25 million people world wide and currently over 30 million people live with HIV/AIDS
  • Over a quarter of the people in the UK infected with HIV don’t know they’re infected
  • Last year, 1 in 10 people diagnosed were aged 16 to 24
  • Africa has over 14 million AIDS orphans
  • 85% of AIDS cases reported in the US were reported in major metropolitan areas
  • New York accounts for nearly a fifth of all cases

    Raise Awareness

    Awareness Ribbon

“I couldn’t care less if the guy I’m guarding has HIV. I’m going to slam him anyway.” ~  Dennis Rodman


On This Day: Stay Home Because You’re Well Day

November 30th is “Stay Home Because You’re Well Day”.  What better way to celebrate the worst day of the week, Tuesday, than by playing hooky!  Not that we’re encouraging you to skip school or work, but it seems like a good day to “feel something coming on”.

Not Sick Doggy

"I'm not Sick"

Think we should get this shirt for Cassius?  “Stay Home Because You’re Well Day” was created to give people time to stay home, relax, and have a healthy day off during the work week.  Sounds nice doesn’t it?


On This Day: You’re Welcome Day

Traditionally the day after Thanksgiving, “You’re Welcome Day” or “You’re Welcome-giving Day” was created to establish more manners in today’s society.

You're Welcome Day

National "You're Welcome" Day

So go out and tell someone “You’re Welcome” and celebrate the holiday!


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