ON THIS DAY

On this date in 1553, 15-year-old Lady Jane Grey was deposed as Queen of England after claiming the crown for 9 days. King Henry VIII's daughter Mary was proclaimed Queen and Lady Jane was sent to her room with no phone privileges.

American Inventor Samuel Colt was born on this date back in 1814. He was the guy who invented the "Colt 45" handgun. Guess that makes him a real father-of-a-gun.

On this date in 1848, the first Women's Rights Convention was held in Seneca Falls, NY. They wanted to have one earlier, but they weren't allowed. The first thing they overwhelmingly demanded: to stop having their conventions in Seneca Falls, NY.

In 1870, the Franco-Prussian War began. I'm no history expert, but I believe that's the one where the French yelled out, "Franco!" and the Russians replied, "Polo!"

On this date in 1881, "Sitting Bull" surrendered to U.S. authorities. I didn't' even know he was French.

The very first parking meters in America were installed in Oklahoma City in 1935. The ones most happy about it were the meter maids, who for years, had nothing to do. They probably would have been much more effective if there had been streets.

On this date in 1952, a series of UFO sightings began over the White House. Well, that would explain a lot... Wait a minute. Isn't that when Nixon showed first showed up there as a Vice President? It's all beginning to make sense.

In 1961, TWA showed the very first in-flight movie. "The Crash of Flight 242" probably wasn't the best choice. All the other times they tried, they could only show it until the extension chord was too short.

On this date in 1978, Geoffrey Capes set a world record by throwing a 5 pound brick 146 feet. However, he still missed his boss.



TODAY IS

Benedict Cumberbatch has the voice of a 70-year-old... but he's only 42. His name sounds like someone trying to get rid of all their scrabble pieces in two words

Anthony Edwards -- Goose from "Top Gun" and Dr. Green on "ER" -- turns 56 today. He was Goose, then Green... maybe next, he'll be the superhero, The Green Goose!
He'll always have the need for speed... right after he peed.
He was also in E.R. in his post-hair days.
Of course, as far as sex symbols go, Goose has been replaced by a Gosling.

Brian May, the guitarist for Queen, turns 71 today and if you saw him play, you wouldn't know it. He will, he will rock you.

Commander Cody and his "Hot Rod Lincoln" turn 74 today. Back in the 70s, he had a single called, "Stealin' at the 7-11." I'm surprised he hasn't retired from the military yet.

Singer Vicki Carr turns 77 today. Her big hit was, "It Must Be Him," which I believe is the theme of the Mel Gibson bio-pic they're working on.

Stick Out Your Tongue Day -- A recent study says women have twice the sensation in their tongues than men do.

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