In a nice slice of synchronicity, today is National Pancake Day and Fat Tuesday. Other items...
March 4: today in history (from Wikipedia)
1789 – "In New York City, the first Congress of the United States meets, putting the United States Constitution into effect. The United States Bill of Rights is written and proposed to Congress." They probably should have stopped right there.
1791 – Vermont is admitted to the United States as the fourteenth state." Some of them now want out.
1837 – "The city of Chicago is incorporated." Federal investigations against the city council commenced the next day.
1974 – "People magazine is published for the first time in the United States as People Weekly." Good thing; without People, how did we ever know who was sexy and who wasn't?
“In existing criminology there are concepts: a criminal man, a criminal profession, a criminal society, a criminal sect, and a criminal tribe; but there is no concept of a criminal state, or a criminal government, or criminal legislation. Consequently, the biggest crimes actually escape being called crimes.” - P.D. Ouspensky (4 March 1878 – 2 October 1947) Source: http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/1292754.P_D_Ouspensky
"A critic is a legless man who teaches running."
"Happiness: a way station between too little and too much."
- Channing Pollock (March 4, 1880 – August 17, 1946)
"One loss is good for the soul, Too many losses is not good for the coach." Knute Rockne (March 4, 1888 – March 31, 1931)
Song of the Day
Pete Haycock (4 March 1951 – 30 October 2013) of the Climax Blues Band would have turned 53 years old today.