Thirty-five years ago today, I slid out of my mom’s pussy, opened my eyes, flexed my baby pimp hand, slapped the doctor, cried, and made my debut into the world. To commemorate the anniversary of this momentous occasion please feel free to praise me and tell me how reading (or getting to know) me has improved your lives. Hey while you’re at it feel free to send me money, naked pictures (females only), invitations to view your webcam when you’re butt ass naked and want to put on a show, and professions of your undying lust and/or love for me. Lurkers, of course, will be banned for being rude and disrespectful on my special day.
On this day in:
Cambodia’s parliament passes legalization to enable the creation of a UN supported tribunal to put on trial former leaders of the Khmer Rouge.
Operation Gothic Serpent fails in Mogadishu, Somalia. 18 American soldiers and 1 UN soldier are killed in a failed attempt to seize key leaders of the Somali militia loyal to warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid.
Ten hours into a tank assault on the Russian White House parliament building, rebel parliamentarians led by Vice President Aleksandr Rutskoi and Chairman Ruslan Khasbulatov surrender to Russian President Boris Yeltsin.
An Israeli El Al plane crashes into an apartment block on the outskirts of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. A total of 51 people are killed.
The Rome General Peace Accords are singed ending the civil war in Mozambique.
The start of the British Rail high speed train service, the first route is between London and Bristol.
In Britain, the BBC announces the introduction of new service for Asian immigrants.
Pope Paul VI becomes the first Pope to visit the U.S.A. when he addresses the United Nations in New York.
The Soviet Union fires the starting gun of the space race with its launch of Sputnik, the world’s first artificial Earth satellite. Soviet radio reported that the artificial moon, which weighed 184 pounds, was circling Earth once every hour and 36 minutes. From its elliptical orbit hundreds of miles above Earth, Sputnik transmitted signals back to the ground strong enough to be picked up by amateur radio operators. Many Americans feared the Soviet’s new technology, which seemed to be strides ahead of U.S. efforts. Sputnik was 52 times the size of the first planned U.S. satellite, which was not even scheduled to be launched until the next year.
In America, sculpting begins on the face of Mount Rushmore in South Dakota; it takes another 12 years to finish the monument George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt.
The Boys Brigade is founded in Glasgow, Scotland.
Belgium declares independence from The Netherlands.
Mexico adopts a new constitution.
American Revolution: Patriot forces under General George Washington attack British troops at Germantown, near Philadelphia.
Otto IV is crowned emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
People Born on this day:
1989 Lil Mama, rapper
1982 Sheree, freaky chick
1973 Chris Parks a.k.a. Abyss, TNA pro-wrestler
1963 A.C. Green, NBA player
1962 Jon Secada, singer/songwriter
1957 Russell Simmons, producer/manager/entrepreneur/philanthropist
1948 Linda McMahon, CEO of WWE
1946 Susan Sarandon, actress/activist
1944 Patti Labelle, singer
1943 H. Rap Brown, civil rights activist
1941 Anne Rice, author (my favorite)
1937 Jackie Collins, author
1923 Charlton Heston, actor
1895 Buster Keaton, comedian
1822 Rutherford B. Hayes, 19th President of the United States
People dead on this day:
1669 Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, painter
1947 Max Planck, originator of quantum theory
1970 Janis Joplin, singer
1995 Edward Lowe, inventor of kitty litter
2004 Janet Leigh, actress