Interesting stuff about TODAY! October 7, 2010.

The clock is running. Make the most of today. Time waits for no man. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift — that’s why it’s called the present.

On this day Oct 7

1849 Author Edgar Allan Poe died at age 40.
1949 The Republic of East Germany was formed.
1954 Marian Anderson became the first black singer hired by New York’s Metropolitan Opera.
1963 President John F. Kennedy signed the documents of ratification for a nuclear test ban treaty with Britain and the Soviet Union.
1968 The Motion Picture Association of America adopted a film-rating system.
1982 The musical “Cats” opened on Broadway, beginning its record run of 7,485 performances.
1996 Fox News Channel made its debut.
1998 Matthew Shepard, a gay college student, was beaten, robbed and left tied to a wooden fence post outside Laramie, Wyo.; he died five days later. (Two men are serving life sentences for Shepard’s murder.)
2001 The United States and Britain launched air strikes against Taliban positions and Osama bin Laden’s training camps in Afghanistan; bin Laden praised God for the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in a videotaped statement aired on the Arabic satellite station Al-Jazeera.
2001 Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants wrapped up his record-breaking season with his 73rd homer, while San Diego’s Rickey Henderson became the 25th player with 3,000 career hits.
2003 California voters recalled Gov. Gray Davis and elected actor Arnold Schwarzenegger to replace him.
2004 Cambodia’s King Norodom Sihanouk abdicated because of poor health.
2006 Anna Politkovskaya, a journalist who had chronicled Russian military abuses against civilians in Chechnya, was found shot to death in Moscow.
2008 The Federal Reserve annouced a radical plan to buy massive amounts of short-term debt, known as commercial paper, to get credit markets moving again.

Celebrity Birthdays

Toni Braxton, 43, singer, born Severn, MD, Oct 7, 1967.
Simon Cowell, 51, television producer, personality (“American Idol”), born Brighton, East Sussex, England, Oct 7, 1959.
John Mellencamp, 59, singer, songwriter, born Seymour, IN, Oct 7, 1951.
Vladimir Putin, 58, former Russian president, born St. Petersburg, Russia, Oct 7, 1952.

#1 Song Today,

THE 2000s

2009 I Gotta Feeling The Black Eyed Peas
2008 Whatever You Like T.I.
2007 Crank That (Soulja Boy) Soulja Boy Tell’em
2006 SexyBack Justin Timberlake
2005 Gold Digger Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx
2004 Goodies Ciara featuring Petey Pablo
2003 Baby Boy Beyoncé featuring Sean Paul
2002 A Moment Like This Kelly Clarkson
2001 Fallin’ Alicia Keys
2000 Music Madonna

Mr. Know it All (useless info of the day)

Laughing lowers levels of stress hormones and strengthens the immune system. Six-year-olds laugh an average of 300 times a day. Adults only laugh 15 to 100 times a day.

Reason to party today – coz it’s happy hour somewhere in the world.

Cats Premiere

Oct 7, 1982. The second longest-running production in Broadway history (after Phantom of the Opera) opened this day. Cats was based on a book of poetry by T.S. Eliot and had a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber. More than 10 million theatergoers saw the New York City production, which closed Sept 10, 2000, after 7,485 performances. Catswas also produced in 30 other countries.

England: Nottingham Goose Fair

Oct 7–10. Forest Recreation Ground, Nottingham. Held annually since 1284 (except during the Great Plague in 1665 and the two World Wars), the fair formerly lasted three weeks and boasted as many as 20,000 geese on display. Now lasting four days, the Nottingham Goose Fair always operates in early October. A traditional fair with modern amusements. Est attendance: 500,000.