On This Day –July 4th
|1776||The Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence.|
|1826||Death claimed the second and third presidents of the United States: John Adams died at age 90 in Braintree, Mass., while Thomas Jefferson died at 83 at Monticello, his home near Charlottesville, Va.|
|1831||James Monroe, the fifth president of the United States, died at age 73 in New York City.|
|1939||Baseball player Lou Gehrig, afflicted with a fatal illness, bid a tearful farewell at Yankee Stadium in New York, telling fans, “Today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the Earth.”|
|1946||The Philippines became independent.|
|1958||Karol Wojtyla, the future Pope John Paul II, was appointed auxilliary bishop of Krakow, Poland, by Pope Pius XII.|
|1959||A 49th star was added to the American flag to represent the new state of Alaska.|
|1960||The number of stars on the American flag was increased to 50 to honor the new state of Hawaii.|
|1966||President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Freedom of Information Act into law.|
|1976||Israeli commandos raided Entebbe airport in Uganda, rescuing almost all of the passengers and crew of an Air France jetliner seized by pro-Palestinian hijackers.|
Horace Grant, 45, former basketball player,
Becki Newton, 32, actress (“Ugly Betty”), born New Haven, CT, July 4, 1978.
Geraldo Rivera, 67, journalist, talk show host (“Geraldo,” Exposing Myself), born New York, NY, July 4, 1943.
#1 Song Today, July 4th in the 80s:
|1989||Good Thing||Fine Young Cannibals|
|1988||The Flame||Cheap Trick|
|1987||I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)||Whitney Houston|
|1986||There’ll Be Sad Songs (to Make You Cry)||Billy Ocean|
|1984||When Doves Cry||Prince|
|1983||Every Breath You Take||The Police|
|1982||Don’t You Want Me||The Human League|
|1981||Bette Davis Eyes||Kim Carnes|
|1980||Coming Up (Live at Glasgow)||Paul McCartney|
Mr. Know it All (useless info of the day)
World’s biggest boob job are a size 38KKK
In early 2009, Sheyla Hershey of Brazil was awarded the Guinness World Record for having the largest set of breasts. After nine surgeries and more than a gallon of silicone, her breasts are a size 38KKK.–
Fact or Fiction
You get drunk faster in the air than on the ground.
According to an old saying, one in the air is like three on the ground. That adage misses the mark though, because your blood alcohol level doesn’t actually change at a higher altitude as some think. With less oxygen reaching the brain because of the high altitude and the pressurized cabin, it might cause you to feel more intoxicated, but that’s about it.
Nevertheless, it probably isn’t a good idea to get hammered on a plane, if only out of courtesy to your neighbors.
Reason to party today – coz it’s happy hour somewhere in the world.
In the United States, Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.
Filipino-American Friendship Day, July 4, is a day in the Philippines designated by President Diosdado Macapagal to commemorate the liberation of the country by joint Filipino and American forces from the Japanese occupation at the end of World War II.
Moment of Zen
“Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.”- Louisa May Alcott