Before we start our history lesson for today, I must acknowledge two holidays that are celebrated today. First it's "National Shrimp Scampi Day" and the second holiday is "Zipper Day". So find a good Italian restaurant and enjoy the scampi and make sure your zipper is up before you leave the table.
Now for the lesson:
Famous Birthdays Today
Alexander II (Romanov) - Tsar of Russia 1818 - I think he had something to do with those expensive eggs.
Duke (Edward Kennedy) Ellington - Bandleader 1899 - Take the A Train, and It Don't Mean a Thing. Duke you had that thing.
Big Jay McNeely - Rocker 1928 - Never heard of him.
King Hu - Film Director 1932 - Him either.
Ralph Dale Earnhardt - NASCAR Driver 1951 - Met his Waterloo at the Daytona 500.
Jerry Seinfeld - Comedian 1955 - No soup for him.
God Shammgod - NBA Guard 1976 - Never new God played basketball on Earth and for the NBA.
Those Who Left Us This Date
Frankie Lymon - Rocker 1968 - Drug Overdose, kid had talent.
Alfred Joseph Hitchcock - British Director 1980 - No more Psycho Birds.
Mike Royko - Columnist 1997 - Dies of Stroke, read his column, great writer.
Stuff That Happened Today (Only the Really Important Stuff is Listed Here)
1813 - Rubber is patented - Think of all it's uses.
1863 - Civil War Battle of Chancellorville, VA (Fredericksburg, Wilderness Tavern) - Shots and Beers for the Winner.
1913 - Told you it was Zipper Day - Gideon Sundback of Hoboken, NJ patents all-purpose zipper -"Good Old Jersey Boy" makes good.
1945 - Adolf Hitler marries Eva Braun - A Match made in Hell.
1964 - Princess Irene marries Spanish Prince Carel Hugo de Bourbon Parma - Who Are They and Who Cares.
Other Holidays Celebrated Today: Alabama, Florida and Mississippi - Confederate Memorial Day - "The South Shall Rise Again", you guys lost, give it a rest.
Japan - Emperor Hirohito's Birthday - Better Known as "Little Sneak".
Well Class, I hope you enjoyed your history lesson for today, make notes, a pop-up quiz may occur. I will try to make this a weekly thing, we'll see the response, hell it's my blog and I'll do what I want anyway. Have a great day, enjoy your life, smile, be happy and love.