ON THIS DAY
In 1804, the first U.S. Supreme Court Justice to be impeached, Samuel Chase, went on trial.
- He was acquitted, but because of his questionable behavior, they named a bank after him.
- He was acquitted and went on to lead a Chase and decent life.
- He was acquitted so I guess that makes me feel better about my money being in his bank.
- When you think about it, that kind of explains where we are today.
Good day for authors: Samuel Clements, alias "Mark Twain," was born on this date in 1835. He kept writing one great book after the other: "Tom Sawyer," "Huckleberry Finn," "The Prince and the Pauper"... readers all across America couldn't wait to catch the next Twain.
On this date in 1922, Japan launched the world's first aircraft carrier. If you were too nervous to fly you could just climb on a plane parked on the ship and still get there.
In 1936, London's famous Crystal Palace burned in a fire... which makes me wonder, how does crystal catch on fire?
On this date in 1949, Chinese communists captured Chungking... guaranteeing frozen food for everyone.
In 1954, Elizabeth Hodges was sitting in her Sylacauga, Alabama, home when an 8-1/2 pound meteorite crashed through the roof of her house. Wasn't that how the movie "The Blob" started. By the way, anyone seen Elizabeth or know what that giant blob heading our way is?
On this date in 1956, Floyd Patterson knocked out Archie Moore in the fifth round. So, Floyd had to buy his own drinks in the sixth round.
In 1957, Honolulu had record wind gusts of 82mph and beaches on Kauai reported 35-foot waves. The winds were so strong, surfers reported being able to ride the same wave four times.
On this date in 1981, the motion picture "Gandhi" premieres in New Delhi. The audience was told "thank you, come again"!
In 1982, Michael Jackson's sixth studio album, Thriller, hit record stores. 35 years ago today... wow. Just in time for Christmas.
On this day in 1986, President Reagan called Oliver North "a national hero." However, the Contras in Nicaragua admired him most for his arms.
We're out of November. Where did that month go?
Model Chrissy Teigen turns 32 today. Her husband, you know, is a Legend.
Big Bang's Kaley Cuoco turns 32 and her hair has grown back from last season. The girl knows how to party.
Elisha Cuthbert -- better known as Jack Bauer's daughter, Kim in "24" -- turns 35 today. Or did she star on "35" and it's the other way around? No matter.
Clay Aiken, one of the original American Idol runners-up, turns 39 today. He was the first American Idol contestant to "come out," paving the way for Adam Lambert... as if Adam needed any paving.
Sandra Oh of "Greys Anatomy" turns 47 today. Still don't know what the Oh stands for.
In the midnight hour, Billy Idol turns 62 today and, for the record, that was a really hard 62.
Perpetual Youth Day or the late Dick Clark's birthday --
Smoking ruins your skin and hair -- The primary reason to not smoke -- or stop if you do -- is to prevent potentially fatal diseases, including cancer and stroke. But did you know smoking damages the microcirculation to the skin and hair, reports the BBC News Online. When this happens, both are dull, gray, and lifeless. Smoking also leads to early wrinkles, especially around the mouth.
Booze packs on the pounds -- What you drink and how much you drink affect the size of your waistline. The type of alcohol that's consumed seems to contribute differently to the accumulation of abdominal fat, HealthCentral says wine drinkers have the least abdominal fat, while liquor drinkers have the highest.