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Monday, July 30, 2018

ON THIS DAY

On this date in 1729, the city of Baltimore was founded.
It was either Baltimore or Balti-less and people tend to always go for more.
Heck, I didn't even know it was losted. Up until that time, the local baseball team was called the "Somewhere in Maryland Orioles."
That makes it 289 years old, although it doesn't look a day over 280.

In 1956, "In God We Trust" became the official U.S. motto, replacing the previous one, "Who do we trust?" I'm surprised no one has tried to repeal that yet.

On this date in 1965, President Johnson signed the Medicare bill into law. At the time I said, "So what?" But with each day, I care more and more.

In 1975, Jimmy Hoffa mysteriously disappeared. Much like the $1 gallon of gas... we never saw it coming. (Have listeners call with things that they owned that mysteriously disappeared. Maybe working together, we can find 'em.)

On this date in 1985, officials from 35 countries began meeting in Finland to mark the 10th anniversary of the Helsinki accords. Such a big deal over Finnish Honda's. I guess I should have studied Civics more.

TODAY IS

Hillary Swank turns 44 today. One thing about living with her, you'd always live in a Swank house, drive around in a Swank car. Based on her movie career, I wouldn't pick a fight with her or ask her to cry. We're pretty sure she'll go out for dinner someplace Swanky.

Vivica A. Fox turns 54 today. She's the accomplished actress who I'll always remember as the stripper Will Smith was in love with in "Independence Day."

Lisa Kudrow -- Phorever Phoebe -- turns 55 today. I wonder if Smelly Cat is still alive? You know, friends don't let friends turn 55.

Laurence Fishburne turns 57. He went from "The Matrix" to a couple of years on "CSI" and now "Blackish." Yes, he went from knowing the future, to figuring out the past.

Law professor Anita Hill, the one who testified against Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, turns 62 today. Whatever you do, don't offer her a Coke.

Arnold Schwarzenegger is 71 today. At the end of every birthday party, he always said, "I'll be back." But nowadays his favorite catch phrase is "Oh, my back!"

National Cheesecake Day -- *Can't resist a slice of cheesecake? That's no surprise to scientists, who say high fat treats have the same mind bending impact as cocaine and heroin. Certain foods including chocolate and burgers because addiction like changes to the brain and drive the development of compulsive eating, found the Scripps Research Institute in Florida. And the more junk food folks eat, the more they want to get their fix.

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