March 15: today in history (from Wikipedia)
270 – Saint Nicholas, Turkish bishop, is born. If ever the word "legendary" accurately described a real person, this is the guy.
1493 – "Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first trip to the Americas." Of events that changed history, this must rank pretty high.
1545 – "First meeting of the Council of Trent." Wow, Trent must have been a pretty big jerk if people had to get together and figure out what to do with him.
1820 – "Maine becomes the 23rd U.S. state." Otherwise, we'd be a funny-looking country.
1956 – "My Fair Lady receives its premiere performance on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger Theatre." I think it has the best collection of songs, beginning to end, of any musical.
Notable quotes (from BrainyQuote unless otherwise sourced)
"The duty of government is to leave commerce to its own capital and credit as well as all other branches of business, protecting all in their legal pursuits, granting exclusive privileges to none." - Andrew Jackson DDC (March 15, 1767 – June 8, 1845)
"Frankly, I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we don't want to have too many of." Ruth Bader Ginsburg (born March 15, 1933)
"People come along and impose their own stuff on plays, and it shows." - Judd Hirsch (born March 15, 1935)
"Anybody who comes to the cinema is bringing they're whole sexual history, their literary history, their movie literacy, their culture, their language, their religion, whatever they've got. I can't possibly manipulate all of that, nor do I want to."
"Censors tend to do what only psychotics do: they confuse reality with illusion."
"I don't have a moral plan, I'm a Canadian."
-David Cronenberg (born March 15, 1943)
Song of the Day
Happy birthday, Mark McGrath, lead singer of Sugar Ray (the white one) who turns 46!