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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

ON THIS DAY

On this date in 1792, George Vancouver discovered the site of what is now George, BC. I'm sorry. I meant Vancouver, BC. What are the odds of discovering a city with your own name?

In 1812, Napoleon began his attack on Russia. Moscow had done some things to irritate Napoleon and he was a little short. Of course, he was always a little short.

On this date in 1839, the very first baseball game was played in America.
  • I believe they're in the bottom of the 8th inning now. 
  • It just finished about two hours ago. Up until that time, we had no comparison to watching grass grow. 
  • That explains why it was billed as the "Battle of the Unbeatens." 
  • On that very same day, Jeremiah Bonds tested positive for a banned substance. 
  • They also had some bugs to work out. Like, it was okay for the peanut guy to toss 'em to the crowd, but they finally had to tell the hot chocolate guy to knock it off. 
  • Both pitchers started the game with a 0.00 era. 

In 1931, Mobster Al Capone was indicted on 5000 violations of prohibition and perjury. Proving he was ahead of his time, he blamed it all on Wikileaks and Donald Trump.

On this date in 1939, 100 years to the day after baseball was invented, the baseball Hall of Fame opened up in Cooperstown. Little did they know that eventually they'd have to build a steroids wing.



TODAY IS

Tomorrow is Tuesday, the 13th, if you're extremely superstitious.

Singer Robyn turns 39 today. If you're looking for a last-minute gift, a last name would work. And as a birthday treat, no Batman jokes.

Meredith Brooks, who sang "Bitch," turns the big 6-0 today.
  • All you have to do is wish her a happy birthday and she'll tell you the name of her hit. 
  • Seems to me, if you're going to be remembered for just one song, that wouldn't be the one. 
  • She only had one hit, we can't say it on the air, so what good does that do me? 
  • She had a hit a few years back called, "Biotch"... well, the single consonant version. 

Sportscaster Marv Albert celebrates his 77th birthday today.
His hair turns 52.
"Yes! His voice still says basketball to me, although his hair says Donald Trump.
He'll be handling the pre and post-cake show himself.


Composer Richard Sherman turns 90 today (not the football player). He wrote the song, "Chim chim, cheree" for "Mary Poppins."

Red Rose Day -- It honors the flower that is a symbol of love and romance, the red rose. The June birth flower is the rose. Red roses were used in many early cultures as decorations in wedding ceremonies and wedding attire. And forget about secret admirers out of the nearly 200 million roses sold on St. Valentine's Say, a whopping 15 percent are bought by women who sent the love tokens to themselves. And today's the day to do it.

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