On this day..... March 12

MARCH 12TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL GIRL SCOUT DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL NAPPING DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • JACK KEROUAC (1922-1969)
  • WILLIAM THOMAS JR (BUCKWHEAT) (1931-1980)
  • AL JARREAU (1940-2017)
  • SAMMY “THE BULL” GRAVANO (1945, 73)
  • LIZA MINELLI (1946, 72)
  • MITT ROMNEY (1947, 71)
  • JAMES TAYLOR (1948, 70)
  • RON JEREMY (1953, 65)
  • DARRYL STRAWBERRY (1962, 56)
  • AARON ECKHART (1968, 50)


  • TAMMY DUCKWORTH (1968, 50)
  • JAKE TAPPER (1969, 49)
  • DONT’A HIGHTOWER (1990, 28)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1455, THE FIRST EDITION OF THE GUTENBERG BIBLE IS RECORDED
  • IN 1609, BERMUDA BECOMES A BRITISH COLONY
  • IN 1664, NEW JERSEY BECOMES A COLONY
  • IN 1865, THE CONFEDERACY AUTHORIZES THE USE OF SLAVES IN THE CIVIL WAR
  • IN 1888, 400 PEOPLE DIE IN THE TWO DAY “GREAT BLIZZARD OF 88”
  • IN 1894, COCA COLA IS FIRST SOLD IN BOTTLES IN VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI
  • IN 1901, GROUND IS BROKEN FOR THE FIRST BASEBALL PARK IN BOSTON ON HUNTINGTON AVENUE
  • IN 1912, JULIETTE GORDON LOW FORMS THE GIRLS SCOUTS IN SAVANNAH, GEORGIA
  • IN 1917, THE GERMAN NAVY SINKS THE “ALGONQUIN”, AN UNARMED US MERCHANT SHIP. PRESIDENT WILSON GIVES AN EXECUTIVE ORDER TO ARM ALL SHIPS
  • IN 1928, ST. FRANCIS DAM COLLAPSES AND KILLS 450 IN CALIFORNIA
  • IN 1930, GANDHI BEGINS A 200 MILE MARCH TO PROTEST BRITISH TAXES
  • IN 1933, PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT HOLDS HIS FIRST “FIRESIDE CHAT”
  • IN 1945, ANNE FRANK DIES IN THE BELSEN CONCENTRATION CAMP AT 15
  • IN 1947, PRESIDENT TRUMAN RELEASES HIS “TRUMAN DOCTRINE” ON FIGHTING COMMUNISM
  • IN 1951, DENNIS THE MENACE PREMIERES AS A COMIC STRIP
  • IN 1955, CHARLIE PARKER DIES OF A HEART ATTACK AT 34
  • IN 1959, CONGRESS APPROVES HAWAII’S STATEHOOD
  • IN 1965, SAM AND THE SHAM RELEASE “WOOLY BOOLY”
  • IN 1967, THE VELVET UNDERGROUND RELEASE THEIR DEBUT ALBUM
  • IN 1968, THE ROLLING STONES RECORD “JUMPING JACK FLASH”
  • IN 1969, PAUL MCCARTNEY MARRIES LINDA EASTMAN
  • IN 1970, THE UNITED STATES LOWERS THE VOTING AGE FROM 21 TO 18
  • IN 1971, THE ALLMAN BROTHERS RECORD THEIR LIVE ALBUM “LIVE AT FILLMORE EAST”
  • IN 1972, GORDIE HOWE RETIRES FROM THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
  • IN 1974, DONNA MANSON IS SEEN FOR THE LAST TIME AT EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE IN WASHINGTON. SHE IS LATER FOUND TO BE ONE OF TED BUNDY’S VICTIMS
  • IN 1977, ROMAN POLANSKI IS ARRESTED FOR RAPING A 13 YEAR OLD MODEL AT JACK NICHOLSON’S HOME
  • IN 1980, JOHN WAYNE GACY IS FOUND GUILTY OF KILLING 33 PEOPLE
  • IN 1983, U2 SCORE THEIR FIRST #1 ALBUM WITH “WAR”
  • IN 1983, BONNIE TYLER HAS THE #1 SINGLE WITH “TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART”
  • IN 1985, LARRY BIRD SETS A CELTICS RECORD BY SCORING 60 POINTS
  • IN 1987, “LES MISERABLES” OPENS ON BROADWAY
  • IN 1988, RICK ASTLEY GOES TO #1 WITH “NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP”
  • IN 1992, WARREN BEATTY AND ANNETTE BENING GET MARRIED
  • IN 1993, JANET RENO BECOMES THE FIRST FEMALE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE US
  • IN 1994, THE FAMOUS 1934 LOCH NESS MONSTER PHOTO IS EXPOSED AS A HOAX
  • IN 1994, ACE OF BASE GO TO #1 WITH “THE SIGN”
  • IN 2002, “ICE AGE” DEBUTS IN MOVIE THEATRES
  • IN 2003, ELIZABETH SMART IS FOUND AFTER BEING MISSING FOR NINE MONTHS
  • IN 2007, AMY WINEHOUSE MAKES HER US DEBUT ON THE LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN
  • IN 2009, TICKETS GO ON SALE FOR MICHAEL JACKSON’S O2 RESIDENCY. IT BECOMES THE FAST SELLING TOUR OF ALL TIME BUT HE DIES BEFORE HE EVER PERFORMS
  • IN 2011, AFTER AN EARTHQUAKE, THE NUCLEAR REACTOR AT FUKUSHIMA MELTS DOWN AND EXPLODES RELEASING RADIOACTIVITY INTO THE ATMOSPHERE AND WATER
  • IN 2012, “THE HUNGER GAMES” PREMIERES
  • IN 2013, THE PAPAL CONCLAVE BEGINS TO REPLACE RETIRING POPE BENEDICT

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