Friday, August 18, 2017

ON THIS DAY

On this date in 1227, the warrior Genghis Khan died. So you COULD say, he became an Ex-Khan. 

On this date in 1227 the Mongol leader Genghis Khan died in 1227. Back in the days before brushing teeth, they would hold contests to see who had the most buildup on their teeth. The event was known as the Khan Film Festival.

In 1587, Virginia Dare became the first white child of English parents to be born on American soil. Most Native Americans felt the same way: "Well, there goes the neighborhood!"

On this date in 1894, congress established the Bureau of Immigration, which surprises a lot of people -- there is one? How they got all those people into a bureau -- how many drawers must have that had? -- is beyond me?

In 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to ever make a non-stop trip across the U.S.! Her secret: no brakes!

On this date in 1958, an investigation began in the TV game show scandal. Those who were convicted had a choice of 20 years of probation or what was behind door number 2. Investigators said they would be right back after these brief messages.

In 1960, a photograph was bounced off a satellite for the very first time. However, because the scientist didn't call a bank, it didn't count.

On this date in 1960 that the first oral contraceptive, "Enovid 10" was introduced on the market. It quickly became known as "the pill" and "No's" suddenly became "Maybe's." Well, if you don't include the phrase, "I've got such a headache!"

In 1962, at Liverpool's Cavern Club, the Beatles introduced their new drummer -- Ringo Starr. Even then, people said, "Who?"

On this date in 1986, the world record from Drumming was set at 44 days and 1 hour. It was also the same day the record was set for losing your patience by the drummer's upstairs neighbor: at 44 days and 59 minutes.



TODAY IS

Kaitlyn Olson turns 42 today, which is 175 in actress years. She has her own FOX series now, "The Mick." Give it a couple of episodes and you'll be hooked.

Malcolm-Jamal Warner, who played Theo on the Cosby Show, turns 47 today. He could discover a cure for cancer but would probably still be remembered best as "Theo." Hopefully, he didn't take after his TV dad.

Christian Slater ("Mr. Robot") and Edward Norton both celebrate their 48th birthdays today. Separate parties, of course...

Denis Leary turns the big 6-0 today and sounds like a living Ford Truck commercial. For goodness sake, if you're buying a gift for him, get Denis another 'n' for his first name. Don't worry -- he's built Ford tough.

Legendary actor Robert Redford turns 81 today. He gave us the Sundance Movie festival, which will experience a brief eclipse on Monday.

Director Roman Polanski turns 84 today. He gave us "Rosemary's Baby" and "Chinatown" but surprisingly didn't have a thing to do with "Hand that rocks the Cradle."

THIS MONTH IS

National Immunization Month -- Check with your doctor to make sure your shots are current. 80 percent of adults aren't current on their tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis immunizations. 58 percent of adults don't get an annual flu shot.

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