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11 June 2008

6/12: The Day the World ...

... became a more beautiful place.

Was it because the baseball was invented on this day in 1839, enabling generations to enjoy sitting in the bleachers on summer nights, noshing on peanuts and watching steroid induced slackers professional athletes play America's past-time? Nope.

Was it because Anne Frank - of Diary fame - was born on this day in 1929 in Germany, who brought us the gripping account of a young girl's torment during World War II in Europe? Nope. By the way, did you know that the famous diary was actually a birthday gift for her 13th birthday?

Will it be because nuclear war will commence today, according to famed nut case and self-proclaimed prophet Yisrayl "Buffalo Bill" Hawkins?

The last time he predicted a worldwide calamity like this was 2006 and surprisingly, nothing happened. Oh, except he convinced all of his brainwashed loyal followers to purchase "doomsday food and supplies" from Life Nutrition Products, which Buffalo Bill himself owned. Surprised? Don't be. Charlatans like this have been using churches to, uh, buffalo people out of faith, money and common sense for years. Make sure to check out the five part series "Save Thee or Sell Thee" before you get too far down the road. And oh yeah....nope, that is not why June 12th is such a beautiful day either.

Was it because Michael Jordan, 14 time All-Star and arguably one of the greatest basketball players to ever play the game and his team the Chicago Bulls won their first NBA Championship together in 1991? Nope.

"I have missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot... and missed. And I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why... I succeed."

- Michael Jordan

Was it because Ii Naomori , the famous samurai was killed in battle in 1560? Uh, no.

Tired of guessing? Well, tune in tomorrow sports fans and see why I think June 12th is such a beautiful day in history!


Talisman said...

It's not *your* birthday is it?

Michael M. said...

You're close talisman ... I not nearly so vain though. :)

Laurie Lozano said...
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Laurie Lozano said...

Oh Pick me! Pick me! I know! I know!

Is it because...
12th June 1935 : At age 17, Ella Fitzgerald recorded her first songs - "Love and Kisses" and "I'll Chase the Blues Away." They came to be big hits for her? Probably not.

or is it because..
12th June 1967 : Interracial marriages declared constitutional by The Supreme Court and barred Virginia and by implication other states from making interracial marriage a crime? maybe...

Or perhaps because...
12th June 1997 : The US Treasury Department unveil a new $50 bill with a security thread which glows yellow under ultraviolet light making the bill more counterfeit-resistant? - Interesting as it may be, probably not.

Or possibly because...
American mass murderer David Berkowitz is sentenced to 25 years in prison, the maximum penalty allowed, with a recommendation he is never released?

Or maybe its because...
In 1924,American President George Bush was born? -Nah..that's certainly not it.


:) :) :) :)

Michael M. said...

ding, ding, ding! laurie you win the gold star!