Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Apparently we forget to celebrate

Yesterday was Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year.

Hopefully you didn't hang yourself yesterday and are reading this today.

On January 18th in 1882, A.A. Milne was born .

In case you don't want something so treacly this early in the morning

January 18, 1975 -
The Jeffersons, a spin-off of All In The Family premiered on CBS-TV on this date.

CBS never gave The Jeffersons a proper series finale. Sherman Helmsley found out about the show's cancellation by reading it in the newspaper. Isabel Sanford found out from a relative that called her, who had read it in a trade publication.

Today in History: January 18, 1836 -
Knife aficionado Jim Bowie arrived at the Alamo to assist its Texas defenders on this date.

On January 18, 1871, while Prussian guns blasted all hell out of Paris, William I was proclaimed Emperor of a united Germany in nearby Versailles.

For this reason, the Germans have always had a soft spot for France, and have returned often.

January 18, 1892 -
Oliver Hardy, American comedian, actor and the other half the the world's greatest comedy duo, was born.

January 18, 1903 -
President Theodore Roosevelt sends a radio message to King Edward VII: the first transatlantic radio transmission originating in the United States.

Unfortunately, once again, the ill-chosen "Prince Albert in the can" joke is used - and 'Bertie', the King had already heard the joke ad nauseum (Prince Albert was his father and penis ring wearing enthusiast) and was not amused.

January 18, 1904 -
Cary Grant, noted actor and over the top orgy participant, was born on this date.

January 18, 1990 -
Rusty Hamer, the actor who played Danny Thomas's son on Make Room For Daddy, shot himself in the head with a .357 Magnum in DeRidder, Louisiana. Rusty was 42 years old.

Uncle Tonoose made him do it.

January 18, 1990 -
Washington DC mayor Marion Barry is arrested on cocaine possession charges at the Vista International Hotel, as he tokes on a glass crack pipe while being videotaped with his mistress Rasheeda.

Kids remember, say no to drugs, especially while being videotaped.

And so it goes

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