At any rate, today it was back to the grind. Mondays always get me down (not Rainy Days though, because I love rain). Since we had a snow day Friday it felt like a holiday so that kind of threw me off... wasn't ready to get back to it I guess, although I feel like hiding my head.
I don't have any good stories really today; I hope to bring one in soon. I think I'll go ahead and tell the tale of the day I took my niece, Kristie along with my college roommate Tracy to the Mall and we had a strange encounter with what Kristie is convinced was a 'Modern-Day Ted Bundy' character who she says was going to use me for a "skin dress". Maybe everyone will enjoy a good serial killer tale, eh?
For today, since i'm running on empty, I'll just leave you with some mind numbing trivia.
It's February 5 which is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. There are 329 days remaining (330 in leap years). Can you believe we've gone through 36 days already???
Also, February is Black History Month
A Glance Back to Today in History (I know, "yawn")...
- 1919 - Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith launch United Artists.
- 1924 - The Royal Greenwich Observatory begin broadcasting the hourly time signals known as the Greenwich Time Signal or the "BBC pips".
- 1936 - Charlie Chaplin releases the last movie of the silent film era, Modern Times.
- 1945 - World War II: General Douglas MacArthur returns to Manila.
- 1946 - The Chondoist Chongu Party is founded in North Korea.
- 1958 - Gamel Abdel Nasser is nominated to be the first president of the United Arab Republic.
- 1958 - A hydrogen bomb known as the Tybee Bomb is lost by the US Air Force off the coast of Savannah, Georgia, never to be recovered.
- 1968 - Vietnam War: Battle of Khe Sanh begins.
- 1971 - Project Apollo: Apollo 14 Mission - Alan Shepard and Edgar Mitchell aboard LM, Antares land on the Moon at Fra Mauro formation.
- 1972 - Bob Douglas becomes the first African American elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.
- 1974 - John Murtha becomes the first Vietnam War veteran elected to the Congress of the United States.
- 1988 - Manuel Noriega is indicted on drug smuggling and money laundering charges.
- 1988 - Comic Relief holds the first "Red Nose Day", which raises £15 million in the United Kingdom for charity.
- 1994 - Byron De La Beckwith is convicted of the 1963 murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers.
- 1997 - The so-called Big Three banks in Switzerland announce the creation of a $71 million fund to aid Holocaust survivors and their families.
- 2004 - Twenty-three Chinese people drown when a group of 35 cockle-pickers are trapped by rising tides in Morecambe Bay, England. Twenty-one bodies are recovered.
- 2004 - Rebels from the Revolutionary Artibonite Resistance Front capture the city of Gonaïves, starting the 2004 Haiti rebellion.
· 1906 - John Carradine, American actor (d. 1988)
· 1914 - William S. Burroughs, American author (d. 1997)
· 1919 - Red Buttons, American actor (d. 2006)
· 1934 - Hank Aaron, baseball player
· 1940 - H.R. Giger, Swiss artist
· 1942 - Roger Staubach, American football player
· 1943 - Michael Mann, American film director
· 1944 - Al Kooper, American musician
· 1948 - Christopher Guest, American actor
· 1948 - Barbara Hershey, American actress
· 1962 - Jennifer Jason Leigh, American actress
· 1964 - Laura Linney, American actress
· 1969 - Bobby Brown, American singer
· 1971 - Sara Evans, American singer
· 1972 - Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark
· 1975 - Adam Carson, American musician
· 1980 - Prince Peter, American-born Yugoslav royalty