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HISTORICAL EVENTS:

  • 1538 – Bogota, Columbia is founded by Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada
  • 1776 – 60 ‘proof sheets’ of the Constition of the United States are delivered to the Continental Congress
  • 1806 – Francis II, the last Roman Emperor, abdicates, thus ending the Holy Roman Empire
  • 1890 – At Auburn Prison in NY, murderer William Kemmler becomes the first person executed by electric chair
  • 1909 – Alice Ramsay and 3 friends are the first women to complete a transcontinental automobile trip
  • 1912 – Bull Moose Party convenes in Chicago
  • 1923 – Henry Sullivan swims the English Channel
  • 1926 – Henry Houdini performs his greatest trick, sealed underwater for 91 minutes
  • 1945 – Hiroshima is devastated by atomic bomb “Little Boy”

FAMOUS BIRTHS:

  •  Alfred, Lord Tennyson (poet) – 1809
  • Alexander Fleming (scientist) – 1881
  • Louella Parsons (gossip hag) – 1881
  • Dutch Schultz (bootlegger) – 1902
  • Lucille Ball (comedienne) – 1911
  • Robert Mitchum (actor) – 1917
  • Andy Warhol (artist) – 1928
  • Piers Anthony (English writer) – 1934
  • Michelle Yeoh (Chinese actress) – 1962
  • Elliot Smith (musician) – 1969
  • M Night Shaymalan (director ) -1970
  • Geri Halliwell (Spice Girl) – 1972
  • Soleil Moon Frye (Punky Brewster) -1976
  • Adrianne Curry (Brady Snatcher) – 1982
  • Jon Benet Ramsay (murdered child model*) -1990

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When someone starts off a story, “Omigod, I felt like the biggest geek one time…I was at this Doctor Who meet-up group and…”

If the thing that made you feel like the biggest dork was not simply being at the Doctor Who meet-up group, then I have some seriously high expectations for this story!

PS – Who’s gonna be the new Doctor anyway? When are we gonna find out. The fact that it’s not James Nesbitt I find to be a shame. I’d watch that creepy dark Doctor Who. And Jennifer Saunders was an interesting thought. I think she’d do a good job as the first female Time Lord.

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You remember the American Family Association, right? They’re pro-family.

But not the gay kind.

And families might not be for you if you have AIDS (it’ll be hard to maintain close ties with all the quarantining). And Jews should maybe not be invited to have Families either. Other than that, they seem to be about Families for Everybody!

Oh, and a lot of boycotts. Yay!

Currently the AFA are boycotting McDonaldsbecause they joined something called the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and therefore are “aggressively promoting the homosexual agenda”. I happen to love America because a boycott is a solid way to register your outrage. And we’re all entitled to our own opinions.

And I like reading comments from some of my fellow Americans. It’s good to see how very similar we can be. And also not. No matter your views…some are just worded in a way that caused a giggle.

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I didn’t really realize it before.

But this guy…

 

Might just be the father of this guy:

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Stephen Colbert is a really delicious flavor of ice cream.

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Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence says Tara Reid reeked of booze and cigarettes – In her defence, Reid claims that booze and cigarettes were the only thing that could mask the overwhelming stench of abject failure and total shamefaced disgrace.

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China set to unblock “Great Firewall” during Bejing Olympics– Millions of Chinese have two weeks to google search how Westerners get rid of all their unwanted female children.

Winona Ryder was caught shoplifting makeup from a CVS. – Her excuse last time was she was “researching a role,” this time she claimed she “didn’t know how that got there,” once she blows through “holding it for a friend,” expect the next excuse to invole either magnets or tiny little men in her pockets. – But seriously, isn’t the real story here that Winona uses drugstore cosmetics? Doesn’t she have any celeb-u-status left to score some high-end serious swag?

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Or, if you’re like me, clicking on Google today made you wonder, “Is it national Pin Cushion Day?”

Ohhhhh.

Those are tulips. It’s March 2o. The vernal equinox. Spring is trying to spring.

Got it.

What happened on this day in history? Any famous people born on March 20?

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