1. World Theatre Day—an observance started in 1991 to honor and promote plays and musicals on stage.
2. National Viagra Day—shades of Bob Dole who was a spokesman for combating ED and to the joy of an aging baby boomer generation, on this day in 1998 the FDA approved the use of Viagra to combat male impotence. Great drug if you can find a companion not turned off by one’s graying hair, feeble gait or diminished mental capacities.
3. 1994 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song on this day in 1994, as part of a 4 week run, The Sign by Ace of Base, a Swedish Euro-pop band that sold over 30 million records. Here is a link to the song being performed by the Ace of Base: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqu132vTl5Y
4. National Spanish Paella Day—celebrating a great meal in one dish, whether meat or seafood.
5. Magic Knows No Gender Day--celebrating the birthday on this day in 1952 of Gay Blackstone, a magician, former president of the Academy of Magical Arts and wife of another great magician and member of the Orange County Knights of the Roundtable Harry Blackstone.
On this day in
a. 1794 the United States authorized the establishment of a permanent navy and the building of ix frigates, which were put to great use in the War of 1812.
b. 1836 General Santa Ana ordered the execution of 342 Texans captured at Goliad.
c. 1915 Mary Mallon, aka the Alaskanpoet Typhoid Mary, the first identified healthy carrier of a disease, after infecting 51 people, three of which died was put in quarantine where she remained for the rest of her life.
d. 1964 the most powerful earthquake in U.S. history measuring 9.2 on the Richter struck South-central Alaska devastating Anchorage and Valdez and killing 139 people.e. 1975 after being tied up for years in litigation delays, the construction of the Trans American Pipeline began; would not want to wish another OPEC boycott on us, but we need something like that to bring Obama to his senses on Keystone XL.
Reflections on typhoid in a different and more deadly form: “The world is going mad at an accelerating rate and television is the Typhoid Mary of this madness.” Robb Ellis noted American diarist and journalist Anyone who can stand the bias of MSNBC would attest to the wisdom of his observation—First Amendment prevents us from putting that channel into permanent quarantine.
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