Saturday, January 16, 2010

It's Do Nothing Day

This is National Nothing Day, set aside each year for people to sit around for the entire day and just hang out. No celebrating, observing or honoring anything. It was created by newspaperman, Harold Pullman Coffin.

Please do continue read today's postings.

I've been looking for a video like this for a while

In my next life, I want to come back as the band leader of an all-girl accordion band

January 16, 1976 -
Peter Frampton's platinum live album, Frampton Comes Alive, was released by A&M Records.

The double LP soon reached the top spot of the album charts and stayed perched there for 17 weeks. It sold 19 million copies in its first year in the record racks .

Today in History
January 16, 1547 -
Ivan IV was crowned Tsar of Russia. . He is better known by his nickname: Ivan the Terrible. He was the first king of Russia to call himself a Caesar, probably in the hopes that Shakespeare would write a play about him.

He couldn’t pronounce Caesar, however, so he simply called himself "zar," and subsequent arguments over whether that should be spelled czar, tsar, zar, or tzar became so heated that they eventually resulted in Russian History.

January 16, 1908 -
Ethel Merman, actress, singer and the woman who learned love at the hands of Ernest Borgnine, was born on this date.

January 16, 1920 -
Kids, as you begin this long weekend with binge drinking,

save a small set of brain cells and remember that Prohibition went into effect in the U.S. on this date.

January 16,1939 -
The McClure Syndicate begins distributing a Superman newspaper comic strip, which lasts until 1966.

The strip written by Jerry Siegel had the first use of the name Krypton, and Superman's parents being originally called Jor-L and Lora.

January 16, 1942 -
Raising money for the war, actress Carol Lombard, her mother, 18 passengers and three crew, were killed when their plane crashed into Mount Potosi, 32 miles southwest of Las Vegas.

Lombard was much loved for her unpretentious personality and well known for her earthy sense of humor and blue language.

January 16, 1991 -
Operation Desert Storm commences as Baghdad is pummelled live on CNN. Targeted with smartbombs are "command and control facilities" and Saddam Hussein himself.

We seem to miss both, but do manage to kill about 100,000 Iraqi soldiers in the surreal bombardments that follow.

January 16, 1959 -
Helen Folasade Adu, OBE, singer-songwriter, composer, and record producer, was born on this date.

Her new album, the first in eight years, Soldier of Love is set to be released on February 8th, 2010.

And so it goes.

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