I wonder why so many people who took the side of Han Solo when they were kids now support the stormtroopers.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

February 26, 2014: Money Quotes and More

February 26, today in history (from Wikipedia)

1815 – "Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from Elba." In retrospect, he probably wish he hadn't.

1987 – "Iran-Contra affair: The Tower Commission rebukes President Ronald Reagan for not controlling his national security staff." Wait, wrongdoing in Presdiential Administrations used to be INVESTIGATED???

1993 – "World Trade Center bombing: In New York City, a truck bomb parked below the North Tower of the World Trade Center explodes, killing six and injuring over a thousand." The intent of the failed bombing was for the one tower to crash into the other. It was actually more ambitious than the 9/11 attacks. It's a good thing Bill Clinton didn't overreact. 

Notable Quotes (from BrainyQuote unless otherwise source)

"Money can't buy love, but it improves your bargaining position." - Christopher Marlowe  (baptised 26 February 1564 – 30 May 1593)

"All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come." - Victor Hugo (26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885)

"Sooner or later, we sell out for money."  - Tony Randall (February 26, 1920 – May 17, 2004)

"Success is having to worry about every damn thing in the world, except money."- Johnny Cash (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003)

Song of the Day

Happy 86th, Fats Domino!

1 comment:

  1. Marlowe and Shakespeare were both born in 1564. The Beatles came to America in 1964. It's connections like this that I use to help me remember dates. A related connection is this interesting convergence -- as Michelangelo was leaving the world -- die Feb 18, 1564 -- Marlowe and Shakespeare were arriving, although Shakespeare arrived in April. He also departed in April, 1616. Other April connections are Charlie Chaplin and Adolf Hitler. The little tramp who played the Great Dictator was born four days before that dictator in 1889. And so forth...

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