And on this day…
1945 - Japanese resistance ends on
1951 - USAF flag approved
1953 - Jonas Salk announces his polio vaccine.
1979 - Anwar al-Sadat, Menachem Begin and Jimmy Carter sign the Israel-Egypt Peace Treaty in Washington, DC
1874 - Robert Frost, poet (d. 1963)
1911 - Tennessee Williams, dramatist (d. 1983)
1914 - General William Westmoreland, United States commander during the Vietnam War
1930 - Sandra Day O'Connor, United States Supreme Court Justice
1931 - Leonard Nimoy, actor, director
1940 - Nancy Pelosi, American politician
1942 - Erica Jong, author
1943 - Bob Woodward, journalist
1944 - Diana Ross, singer
1948 - Steven Tyler, musician ("Aerosmith")
Holidays and Observances
What do billionaires drive? Predictably, Rolls-Royces, Bentleys, and Porsches. Less predictably,
Seems pretty appropriate for today! A joke posted by aharamanx on the RP joke forum:
The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends. I mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. What do you get in the end of it? A death. What's that, a bonus? I think the life cycle is all backwards.
You should die first, you know, start out dead, get it out of the way. You wake up in an old age home, feeling better every day. You get kicked out for being too healthy, go collect your pension, then you start work, you get a gold watch on your first day. You work 40 years until you're young enough to enjoy your retirement. You drink alcohol, you party, you're generally promiscuous (hey, you've only got a few years left, what's the big deal?!?) and you get ready for High School. You go to primary school, you become a kid, you play, you have no responsibilities, you become a baby, then you spend your last 9 months floating peacefully with luxuries like central heating, spa, room service on tap, larger quarters everyday, and then you finish off as an orgasm!
And that's my philosophy on the life cycle.
I couldn’t have said it better.