Saturday, October 07, 2006
Friday, October 06, 2006
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
President Truman was the first sitting president to address the nation by the means of a live televised broadcast when he went on the air on the 5th in 1947. In this address, he used his time to urge his fellow Americans to not eat meat on Tuesdays or poultry on Saturdays. His reason for this request was to help people starving in other countries. I haven’t been able to ferret out the story behind his very specific request that Americans avoid meat and poultry. Why didn’t he pick liver and Brussels sprouts? If these people were really starving, they would pretty much eat whatever was put in front of them wouldn’t they?
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
 considering all that has been happening in the last few weeks, perhaps it might be best to leave out references to the Pope and firearms, even if the reference is centuries old.
Monday, October 02, 2006
For Dayfdd ap Gruffyd, Prince of Gwyedd, his started on the 3rd in 1283 when, according to reliable sources, he became the first person to have been executed by drawing and quartering. In all likelihood he probably survived the drawing part, which if done properly can take an extraordinarily long time, but there is absolutely no chance that he survived much beyond that. The quartering is always effective on the first try. The international response to this development was swift and decisive and resulted in a total blockade of the importing of vowels to Wales.
Charles Cros, a French poet and inventor, was born on the 1st in 1842. As an adult Cros, working independently, sorta kinda, maybe developed a means of recording and playing back sounds. He was apparently too busy being French and writing poetry to do much about it however and Thomas Edison, on January 15, 1878, beat him to the patent office. He was immortalized however when France named its equivalent of the US Recording Academy L’Acedmie Charles Cros.