Friday, August 13, 2010

History of the World

Happy Birthday Ben Hogan, 8/13/1912
Also Born on this day:
-1860 Sharpshooter, Annie Oakley
-1895 Actor, Bert Lahr (Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz)
-1926 Fidel Castro, president of Cuba

On this day:
-In 1846, The American Flag is raised for the first time in Los Angeles.
-In 1889, William Gray receives a patent for a coin-operated telephone.
-In 1942, Walt Disney's full-length animated feature "Bambi" premieres.
-In 1979, Lou Brock of the St. Louis Cardinals becomes the 14th player in major league baseball history to reach the 3,000 career hit mark.
-In 1989, searchers in Ethiopia find the wreckage of a plane that had crashed a week earlier killing Texas Congressman Mickey Leland and 15 others.
-In 1989, James Brown, singer, is penalized when officials find $40,000 cash in his cell, exceeding the $50 limit. (What the hell do you need 40k in prison for?)
-In 1994, "I'll Make Love To You" by Boyz II Men enters the U.S. top 40 chart. (Best slow dance song in Middle School by far)
-In 1995, Baseball Hall-of-Famer Mickey Mantle dies of liver cancer at age 63.

Weird News of the Day
Judge Sentences Thief To Poker -- Seriously!
In Albuquerque, New Mexico, stockbroker Samuel McMaster, Jr. finally confessed to stealing more than $400,000 from his clients to support his own nasty gambling habit! And now the judge in the case is dealing him an unbelievable hand. He won't go to jail. Instead, prosecutors are letting him play poker for his freedom. No kidding! In exchange for pleading guilty, McMaster will start playing in poker tournaments to try and win enough money to repay his victims. His sentencing will be delayed for six months while he participates in tournaments and as long has he makes payments of $7,500 a month. If he misses two payments, he'll face immediate sentencing of up to 12 years in prison. (ABC News)

1 comment:

Texas Hammer said...

Happy Filet Mignon Day!!!