Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Hey - it didn't rain yesterday.

Could it be a trend?

Today in History
June 23, 1611 -
The mutinous crew of Henry Hudson's fourth voyage sets Henry, his son and seven loyal crew members adrift in an open boat in what is now Hudson Bay; they are never heard from again.

So much for loyalty.

June 23, 1860 -
The U.S. Secret Service is founded to fight counterfeiting, protect the President

and give Robert Conrad a career.

June 23, 1894
Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David Saxe-Coburg-Gotha , later to be known as the Duke of Windsor and briefly Edward VIII, King of England who abdicated his throne to marry American divorcee (and possible transvestite) Wallis Simpson, was born.

Sometimes, it's not's so good to be the king.

June 23 1979 -
The rock group, the Knack releases "My Sharona".

Could be one of the worst songs every.

June 23 1989 -
Tim Burton's dark and brooding of Batman, is released on this date.

Willem Dafoe, David Bowie, Dan Aykroyd, Danny DeVito, John Lithgow and James Woods were considered for the Joker.

June 23 1993 -
In the middle of the night, Lorena Bobbitt severs her husband John's penis and drives off, casually discarding the organ in a farm field.

Surgeons successfully reattach the penis, allowing John to enter the porn industry. The media devotes 1.3 million column-inches of type to the story as both Lorena and John gain celebrity status; consequently, their last name becomes a verb.

June 23 1994 -
Life may or may not be a box of chocolate but Forrest Gump premieres in Los Angeles, on this date.

Dave Chappelle turned down the role of Bubba, thinking the movie would bomb and has since admitted to deeply regretting it.

And on a personal note:
Happy Birthday David

and so it goes.

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