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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

March 12, 2014: Jesuits, Girl Scouts, Coke...

March 12: today in history (from Wikipedia)

1622 – "Ignatius of Loyola and Francis Xavier, founders of the Jesuits, are canonized as saints by the Catholic Church." I have a degree from one of their universities. Go Ramblers!

1894 – "Coca-Cola is bottled and sold for the first time in Vicksburg, Mississippi, by local soda fountain operator Joseph Biedenharn." Warren Buffett, then only 49 years old, saw an investment opportunity.

1912 – "The Girl Guides (later renamed the Girl Scouts of the USA) are founded in the United States." Are they taught any skill other than selling cookies, seriously? People buy them so as not to disappoint little girls. And where does the money go? I'm not doubting the legitimacy of the operation, just don't know anything about it.

1994 – "The Church of England ordains its first female priests." I haven't looked this up, but I'm sure church attendance rose rapidly after this. {cracking up}[

1999 – "Former Warsaw Pact members the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland join NATO." How's that working?

Notable quotes (from Brainyquote unless otherwise sourced)

"Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion." Jack Kerouac (March 12, 1922 – October 21, 1969)

"Unless you are terribly, terribly careful, you run the danger — without even knowing it is happening to you — of slipping into the fatal error of reflecting the public taste instead of creating it. Your responsibility is to the public consciousness, not to the public view of itself." - Edward Albee (born March 12, 1928) Source: http://flavorwire.com/376889/30-of-edward-albees-greatest-lines/5/

"It stands to reason that unloved and unwanted children are going to get into crime." - Andrew Young (born March 12, 1932)

"Because I grew up with this naive expectation of people doing right, I get shocked by every little violation." - Dave Eggers (born March 12, 1970)

Song of the Day

Happy birthday, Liza! Music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb:


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