Friday, August 20, 2010

History of the World 8/20

Just for you, VikingFrog

Happy Birthday!!

Don King, boxing promoter 1931

Robert Plant, 1948

Barney Rogers, Zimbabwean cricketer 1982

On this day:

In 1955, H.A. Hanes flew the first airplane to exceed 1800 mph.

In 1974, Nolan Ryan throws the first major league pitch faster than 100mph.

In 2000, Tiger Woods becomes the first player since Ben Hogan in 1953, to win three major championships in one year.

Rules Are Rules!
In Hatteras, North Carolina, a team of fishermen thought they had hit the big time after winning first place in the prestigious Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament. However, as they were salivating over their $1.2 MILLION DOLLAR prize money-- including a bonus for single-largest catch-- one of the judges discovered that one member of the team, Peter Wann, had not gotten his $30 North Carolina coastal recreational fishing license before their boat pushed off that day. Therefore, under the rules, the entire team was disqualified, and the runner-up, from Cape Carteret, N.C., got the money. Ouch! (Virginian-Pilot)



1 comment:

VikingFrog said...

Not sure if I understand the Favre reference. Maybe I just be stupid.