Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday Fun!

On This Date...
In 1000, Hungary was founded by Saint Stephen. In 1858, Charles Darwin first published his theory of evolution. In 1866, President Andrew Johnson officially declared the American Civil War to be ended. In 1882, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture debued in Moscow. In 1920, the first commercial radio station, 8MK (WWJ) began broadcasting from Detroit, Michigan. In 1920, the NFL was founded. In 1953, the Soviet Union acknowledged that it had tested the hydrogen bomb. In 1960, Senegal broke off from Mali. In 1991, Estonia seceded from the Soviet Union. In 1998, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that Quebec cannot legally secede from Canada without the federal government's approval. Happy Birthday Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901), H.P. Lovecraft (1890-1937), Don King (1931), Ron Paul (1935), Slobodan Milošević (1941-2006), Rajiv Ghandi (1944-1991), Robert Plant (1948), Al Roker (1954). RIP Joe Dassin (1980).

"Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly."  

- Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace

Featured Video:
Perseids Meteor Shower
A three day time laps of the meteor shower.

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