Feb 7, 2011

Today in History Feb 7th

Trivia Today
February 7, 2011
     Today is Wave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbors Day, sponsored by Tom & Ruth Roy of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, who urge everyone to "wave hello and mean it." (wellcat.com)
     Just Say No to Power Point Week begins today.
     Also, this week is National School Counseling Week, Publicity for Profit Week, International Networking Week, and Risk Awareness Week.
     Today is National Fettuccini Alfredo Day.
     Today in Independence Day in Grenada.
On this date in . . .
1940: Walt Disney's cartoon movie "Pinocchio" premiered at the Center Theatre in New York City.
1944: Bing Crosby and the John Scott Trotter Orchestra recorded "Swinging on a Star" for Decca Records in Los Angeles.
1954: At Chess Records' Chicago studios, Muddy Waters recorded "I'm Your Hootchie-Coochie Man."  
1959: Over a thousand mourners attended 22-year-old Buddy Holly's funeral at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Lubbock, Texas. Holly's pregnant wife Maria Elena, who miscarried shortly after her husband's death, did not attend.
1964: Pan Am Flight 101 arrived in New York City bringing the Beatles for their first American tour. Some 10,000 fans were waiting at Kennedy airport. Baskin-Robbins introduced a new ice cream flavor called Beatle-Nut.
1965: Beatle George Harrison had his tonsils removed.
1971: Women in Switzerland finally won the right to vote.
1975: The R. Rodden family’s Saint Bernard set a world record in Lebanon, Missouri, by giving birth to 23 puppies. Only 14 survived.
1979: Burglars blew a safe in Bielefeld, Germany, and the whole building collapsed around them. It seems the safe was filled with dynamite.
1985: Sports Illustrated published the largest edition in the magazine's history at 218 pages -- its annual swimsuit edition.
1986: History’s most productive duck died in Princes Risborough, Great Britain. The Aylesbury duck laid 457 eggs in 463 days, including 375 days in a row.
1994: Retired Chicago Bull star Michael Jordan signed a baseball contract with the Chicago White Sox.
1994: On a visit to New Zealand, Prince Charles was sprayed with air freshener by a kooky Kiwi who said he "wanted to remove the stink of royalty."
2001: Doctors said a man in Kirov, Russia, survived an eight-story fall off a balcony because he was so drunk. Snow also softened the blow, but the man still broke five ribs and doctors said the fact he was so relaxed probably saved his life.
2002: While leaning through a car window trying to steal a radio in the Israeli town of Beersheba, a thief accidentally pressed a button and closed the vehicle's electronic windows, trapping himself. The owner heard the thief yelling for help and called police. The owner rescued the 34-year-old thief just as police arrived.
2003: The longest-living recipient of a self-contained artificial heart, 71-year-old Tom Christerson, died at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, after living 512 days with the AbioCor heart.
Birthdays:
bullet Singer Garth Brooks is 49
bullet UB40's Brian Travers 52;
bullet Bon Jovi’s David Bryan 49;
bullet Comedian Chris Rock 45;
bullet Actor James Spader 51;
bullet Actor Jason Gedrick 44;
bullet Actor Ashton Kutcher 33;
bullet Actress Tina Majorino 26;
bullet Basketball's' Steve Nash 37;
bullet Basketball's' Juwan Howard 38.

     Q: Has comedian Chris Rock completed educational requirements for his: (a) GED; (b) BA; or (c) MA?
    
A: He dropped out of high school, but later got his GED

     Q: For fast, temporary relief of an itchy omphalos (AHM'-fah-luhs), would you start scratching near: (a) your top; (b) your bottom; or (c) your middle?
    
A: Your middle. In fact, omphalos means "center." It’s your belly button.
 

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