Sunday, January 3, 2010

Hey, I'm still trying to get rid of torn wrapping paper

This is all I've got for the day

Today in History -
January 3, 1870 -
The construction of the Brooklyn Bridge begins.

And it still has some of the greatest views of the city (for free.)

January 3, 1951 -
The ominous, four-note introduction to the brass and tympani theme music, then the staccato voice over intones, Ladies and gentlemen: the story you are about to hear is true.

Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent, for the first time on television.

January 3, 1953 -
Frances Bolton and her son, Oliver from Ohio, become the first mother and son to serve simultaneously in the U.S. Congress.

I wonder if she kept telling him to sit up straight and stop talking to his neighbor while they were at work?

January 3, 1962 -
Pope John XXIII excommunicated Fidel Castro.

I'm sure Fidel is very concerned about his immortal soul languishing in hell.

January 3, 1967 -
Jack Ruby dead of natural causes at Parkland Hospital, where Lee Harvey Oswald had died and President Kennedy had been pronounced dead after his assassination.

He could possibly be one of the only people involved in this sordid affair that did.

January 3, 1969 -
In New Jersey, 30,000 copies of John and Yoko's album "Two Virgins" are confiscated because the cover is deemed obscene. There is nothing more shocking than two naked multimillionaires on the cover of your Rock and Roll Album.

Kids, go ask your parents what albums were.

January 3, 1987 -
Four non-cancerous polyps are removed from President Ronald Reagan's colon.

Two of the polyps are still living comfortably in Boca Raton.

And so it goes.

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