Sunday, September 28, 2008

Happy Birthday Kathy!

On this day in history:

48 B.C. - Pompey the Great was murdered on the orders of King Ptolemy of Egypt.

It turns out he wasn't so great after all.

1787 - The U.S. Congress voted to send the new Constitution of the United States to the state legislatures for their approval.

McCain voted "Yea," Obama, "Present."

1850 - The U.S. Navy abolished flogging as a form of punishment.

Darn, no flogging for you!

1955 - The World Series was televised in color for the first time. The game was between the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Of course, nobody actually had a color television set then. OK, one guy did, but he was watching a DVD.

1961 - "Hazel" premiered on NBC-TV.


2000 - The U.S. Federal Drug Administration approved the use of RU-486 in the United States. The pill is used to induce an abortion.

Aren't you glad Mom didn't use that pill?

Famous Birthdays:

Confucius 551 B.C

Ed Sullivan 1902

Brigitte Bardot 1934

And on this day in music history:

Other things happened. Kind of a slow day in music history:

The official debut of the DVD format

See what I mean, that's not really music history so much, maybe a little. It's pushing it.

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