Wednesday, September 06, 2006

This Day in History

Some interesting things that happened today:
  • 1847 - Henry David Thoreau leaves Walden Pond and moves in with Ralph Waldo Emerson and his family in Concord, Massachusetts. (That's not gay. Not gay at all.)
  • 1937 - Spanish Civil War: The start of the Battle of El Mazuco. (Which we all know means "Big Penis" in english.)
  • 1939 - World War II: South Africa declares war on Germany. (Yea, welcome to the party.)
  • 1949 - Allied military authorities relinquish control of former Nazi Germany assets back to German control. (Yea, I'm sure they learned their lesson. Again.)
  • 1968 - Swaziland becomes independent. (This was my favorite Disney Park.)
  • 1983 - The Soviet Union admits to shooting down Korean Air Flight KAL-007, stating that the pilots did not know it was a civilian aircraft when it violated Soviet airspace. (The big "KOREAN AIR" written on the side didn't offer a clue?)
  • 1995 - With the jury absent, Los Angeles police detective Mark Fuhrman invokes his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in the murder trial of O. J. Simpson. (You have the right to remain racist.)

Oh, and it's also my birthday :)


Monica said...

Happy Birthday Son!

Dave said...

Damn I knew it was somone's birthday.
I have friends whose bdays are on the 1st, 5th, 7th, 9th, and mine is on the 4th. A guy can get confused. Happy Birthday, bro!