ON THIS DAY

On this date in 1839, the American Statistical Association was founded in Boston, MA.

Their slogan: "Stats nice." (It was between that and "Stats the way, I like it!")

Plus or minus five days.

It increased the number of Statistical Associations by 100%.

98.7% of the membership was thrilled about it.

On this date in 1898 A hurricane-force blizzard sank ships in Boston Harbor and left 27-inches of snow across New England. The Patriots still won.

In 1901, the Army War College was established in Washington, DC. They didn't allow you to drop classes, but you could surrender to them. The school motto: "Concentrate on war. No fighting!"

On this date in 1910, New York's Pennsylvania Station opened. Ironically, it was the same date that Pennsylvania's New York Station opened up.

Two legends destined to not live very long -- Bruce Lee (1940) and Jimi Hendrix (1942) -- were both born on this date.


In 1954, twin brothers, Ross and Norris McWhirter began publishing the "Guinness Book of World Records." Someone sent them 1200 congratulation cards and immediately, the book had to be revised.

On this date in 1977, the movie "Saturday Night Fever" premiered in theaters. I could tell you more about it, but I can tell by the way you use your walk, you're a woman's man, no time to talk.

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