Sir Daniel Gooch, 1816, laid first successful transatlantic cables (Couldn’t resist)
Cal Ripken Jr., 1960
Dave Chappelle, 1973
On this day:
In 1869, the waffle iron is invented.
In 1989, Pete Rose receives a life suspension from baseball for gambling.
In 1992, the Cleveland Brown suffer their worst preseason loss to Vikings, 56-3
Weird News of the Day!!
Wrong Time To Call Police!
In McComb, Mississippi, 28-year-old Denonta D. Thadison called police to report that $10,000 had been stolen from his hotel room. The good news is the police came right over and found the money -- stuffed in the hotel room's microwave oven. The bad news is right next to the money they also found more than two pounds of crack and powdered cocaine! That of course means Mr. Thadison and his girlfriend, 22-year-old Thashedrea Seals, were arrested and charged with possession. Worse -- Miss Seals' 16-month-old son was in the hotel room at the time, and is now in the custody of the Department of Human Services. (Clarion Ledger)