On this date in 1620, Susanna and William White's son Peregrine was born while the Mayflower was in the Massachusetts Bay. He was the first child born of English parents in what's now known as New England.
  • With a name like Peregrine, they must have had an agreement to name him the first thing they say after he was born. Good thing there weren't any platypus in the area.
  • They were proud of their little Butterball.
  • Obviously, the pilgrims were getting short on their rations and apparently, that included baby names.
  • His parents were so excited, the father yelled out, "Tonight we're gonna party like its 1699!"

In 1888, William Bundy invented the first timecard clock.
  • His boss said two things: "Nice job" and "You're late!"
  • Ironically, the inventor was five minutes late for work.
  • Just in time for overtime.
  • They put it to work immediately at the shoe store he worked at.
  • Whooaaaaa Bundy!
  • He then punched out early to go celebrate.

On this date in 1914, the U.S. government began requiring photos on passports. If nothing else, to stop the flood of John Smith's entering the country.
In 1953, an airplane exceeded 1300 mph for the very first time. He was so fast, they actually lost his luggage before he took off.
On this date in 1962, 50 years ago today, President Kennedy lifted the Cuban blockade, officially ending the Cuban Missile Crisis. About as close to a nuclear war any of us would ever want to get. He immediately reached for the Visine, as he wasn't able to blink for the previous two weeks.
In 1971, hunting from airplanes was made illegal. But you can still fish from them. Or, except for parking places at the mall during the Christmas shopping season.
Wow, what a day for country birthdays: Josh Turner's 38! Dierks Bentley is 40. Joe Walsh is 68. OK, he's not really country... so, the streak is snapped.
Country singer Josh Turner turns 38 today. How deep is his voice? Deeper than Buffalo snow. Yes, his voice is so low, he has to take off his socks to clear his throat.
Good day to be born if you wanted to be a country singer. Dierks Bentley is 40 today. He still has a lot of leavin' left to do.
Pianist/composer/nice guy Jim Brickman turns 54 today. If you ever get a chance to talk with him, ask him about the time he gave it up and did drive-through requests at a McDonalds.
Bo Derek is 59. At one point in her career, she was a 10.
  • Now she's almost 6 of them!
  • Now, that's as late as she can stay up.
  • At one time, she was considered a perfect "10." Now she's over five times that.

Joe Walsh turns 68 today.
  • No need to throw him a surprise party. Every day, people surprise him by telling Joe... "Hey, you're Joe Walsh!" "I am? Cool!"
  • I heard he's got a new song out: "Life's been good to me, so fart."

Wow, Norman Greenbaum turns 73. The "Spirit in the Sky" may be closer than it appears.
Dick Smothers turns 76 today. He's the one that mom likes best.
National Absurdity Day is celebrated annually on November 20.
This day was created as a day to recall and note some of the totally and absolutely absurd things in history, in our country and in our lives. National Absurdity Day is also a day to have fun and do crazy, zany and absurd things.  Everyone has an excuse today to let out the absurd antics that are hidden inside of them.   You can do things that you have wanted to do that make absolutely no sense at all, and it will be okay because you will be celebrating National Absurdity Day.

Peanut butter lovers and fudge lovers can come together today to celebrate as November 20 is National Peanut Butter Fudge Day.


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