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Thursday, April 10, 2014

April 10: rockin' this town

April 10: today in history (from Wikipedia)

1816 – "The Federal government of the United States approves the creation of the Second Bank of the United States." Morons!

1874 – "The first Arbor Day is celebrated in Nebraska." Tree huggers! (Just kidding, this is actually  one of the better holidays.)

1912 – "The Titanic leaves port in Southampton, England for her only voyage." I wonder what we'd employ as a cliche if this didn't sink.

Notable quotes (from BrainyQuote unless otherwise sourced)

"Not to know certain things is a great part of wisdom." - Hugo Grotius (10 April 1583 – 28 August 1645)

"A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press will in time produce a people as base as itself." - Joseph Pulitzer (April 10, 1847 – October 29, 1911)

"The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there are for players to break." - John Madden (born  April 10, 1936)

Song of the Day

Happy 55th Brian Setzer, who gave the 80's a breath of musical fresh air with The Stray Cats:


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