It's supposed to rain like crazy for the next two days - look out for crotch rot
March 10, 1940 -
Carlos Ray Norris, the world's greatest living human being was born on this date.
If you spell Chuck Norris wrong on Google it doesn't say, "Did you mean Chuck Norris?" It simply replies, "Run while you still have the chance."
March 10, 1938 -
Bette Davis revived her sagging movie career (for the first time) - Jezebel premiered in New York City on this date.
Some scenes were filmed around Henry Fonda, to allow him to be with his wife as she gave birth to their daughter Jane Fonda, including scenes with the demanding star, Bette Davis. As the star of the film Davis was within her rights to insist that Fonda remain until their scenes were finished, but she allowed him to complete his shots and leave.
Today in History - March 10, 1876 -
It was on this date in 1876 that Alexander Graham Bell conducted the first successful experiment on a radical new technology. He put a "transmitter" in one room of his home and a "receiver" in another. He connected them with wire. He then shouted into the mouthpiece of the transmitter, "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you."
A moment later, his assistant, who had been waiting in the room with the receiver, came into Bell's room and said he had heard and understood everything.
The experiment was a success, and just a few days later Bell received the patent for the worlds first Long-Distance Watson Summonsing Device.
The invention didn't enjoy much commercial success because the market for persons with out-of-earshot assistants named Watson was not as large as Bell had hoped, but it did serve as a major stepping-stone to one of Bell's most significant inventions, the Watson Detonator
March 10, 1948 -
The State owned Communist Newpaper reports that the Czech foreign minister Jan Masaryk was thrown from a window at his apartment in Prague under mysterious circumstances.
Authorities rule his death was a "suicide" and then decide to rule the death as accidentally because he seems to have "fallen while sitting in a yoga position on a window sill to combat insomnia". But most likely he was suffocated first, judging from the fact that he had lost control of his bowels and the deep nail marks on the window sill.
I hate when that happens.
March 10,1948 -
...It is the loose ends with which men hang themselves.....
Author and artist, Zelda Fitzgerald died in a fire at Highland Hospital, NC, along with eight other inmates.
She was locked in on the 3rd floor while undergoing insulin-induced coma therapy.
I really hate when that happens.
March 10, 1974 -
Second Lt. Hiroo Onoda of the Imperial Japanese Army surrenders to Philippine authorities. He believed World War II was still underway and continued a 30 year guerrila battle with other islanders. His final capitulation came when his senior officer, Maj. Taniguchi, ordered his surrender.
Upon return to the Japanese homeland, Onoda was treated as a hero, but had difficulty coping with his "postwar" life.
March 10, 1977 -
Roman Polanski gives a thirteen-year old girl Quaaludes and has sex with her during a photo shoot at Jack Nicholson's home. He later flees the country to avoid statutory rape charges.
He would currently be living in Los Angeles (and probably having more fun) if he just went into the bathroom and zipper spelunked alone.
March 10, 1977 -
Astronomers James L. Elliot, Edward W. Dunham and Douglas J. Mink discover rings around Uranus.
Allow yourself to giggle like a school girl.
March 10, 1980 - Jean Harris shot and killed her unfaithful lover, cardiologist Herman Tarnower, co-author of The Complete Scarsdale Medical Diet in his Purchase N.Y. home.
She was granted clemency by Gov. Mario Cuomo after she served 12 years of a 15 year sentence. Harris was released in January 1993.
Sometimes, diets make you a little cranky
And so it goes.