April 3: today in history (from Wikipedia)
1922 – "Joseph Stalin becomes the first General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union." Sometimes, nice guys DO finish first!
1936 – "Bruno Richard Hauptmann is executed for the kidnapping and death of Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr., the baby son of pilot Charles Lindbergh." Well done, police! Oh, wait...
2000 – "United States v. Microsoft: Microsoft is ruled to have violated United States antitrust laws by keeping 'an oppressive thumb' on its competitors." Janet Reno said it should be illegal for a business to bundle two products into one sales unit. Yeah, it is SO wrong to please customers!
Notable quotes (from BrainyQuote unless otherwise sourced)
"Publishing is a business, but journalism never was and is not essentially a business. Nor is it a profession." - Henry Luce (April 3, 1898 – February 28, 1967)
"The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you'll grow out of it." - Doris Day (born April 3, 1922)
"Privacy is not something that I'm merely entitled to, it's an absolute prerequisite." - Marlon Brando (April 3, 1924 – July 1, 2004
"In U.S. politics, 'compassion' means giving money and privileges to well organized interest groups at everyone else's expense." - Paul Craig Roberts (born April 3, 1939) SOURCE
Song of the Day
Happy 52nd birthday Mike Ness, singer/songwriter here: