ON THIS DAY
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- 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.
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.
Strange that two legends destined to not live very long -- Bruce Lee (1940) and Jimi Hendrix (1942) -- both were born on this date.
Jaleel White turns 41 today. Yes, Urkel is 41! You're saying "Who?" and I'm saying "Urkel." Oh. Pretty safe bet there won't be any Oscars in his future.
Fisher Stevens turns 54 today. You may remember him from the movie, "Short Circuit." In fact, you'd be doing him a really big favor if you did.
JFK's only daughter, Caroline Kennedy-Schlossberg and the only surviving member of that White House family, celebrates her 60th birthday today.
Bill Nye the Science Guy carbon dates to 62 today. I always thought he should have his own brand of cookies, Experi-mint.