In the little community called J Town, right across the square from those cute little houses with the great big porches, is a little bar called the F Bomb.
It's Filled with Fools who like to have Fun (and are awFully Fond of a little alliteration). Feel Free to join in.
Some Fun tweets For you:
As a person who makes money & is very happy to pay tax on it I completely support this Warren Buffett tax proposal: j.mp/S975Kc— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) November 27, 2012
Grover says his tax pledge is like a marriage vow, which means Republicans have to take it very seriously the third time they take it.— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) November 26, 2012
Now, on to the history lesson!
On This Day
In 1901, the U.S. Army War College was established.
In 1924, the first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was held.
In 1965, the Pentagon told President Johnson that if planned operations were to be successful, the number of American troops in Vietnam would need to be increased from 120,000 to 400,000.
In 1973, the Senate voted 92 to 3 to confirm Gerald Ford as Vice President of the United States (on December 6, the House confirmed him 387 to 35), replacing the disgraced Spiro Agnew.
In 1978, San Francisco mayor George Moscone and openly gay city supervisor Harvey Milk were assassinated by former supervisor Dan White.
In 2001, a hydrogen atmosphere was discovered on the extrasolar planet Osiris by the Hubble Space Telescope, the first atmosphere detected on an extrasolar planet.
In 2005, the first partial human face transplant was performed in Amiens, France.
Born on This Day
1635 – Françoise d'Aubigné, marquise de Maintenon, wife of Louis XIV of France (d. 1719)
1701 - Anders Celsius, scientist/inventor (centigrade temp scale) (d. 1744)
1809 – Fanny Kemble, British actress, author and abolitionist (d. 1893)
1853 – Frank Dicksee, English Victorian painter and illustrator (d. 1928)
1886 - Tsugouharu Foujita, Japanese painter who lived and worked in France (d. 1968)
1905 - Astrid Allwyn, American actress (d. 1978)
1907 – L. Sprague de Camp, American writer (d. 2000)
1917 – Buffalo Bob Smith, American television host (d. 1998)
1932 – Benigno Aquino, Jr., Philippine politician (d. 1983)
1937 – Gail Sheehy, American writer
1942 – Jimi Hendrix, American guitarist (d. 1970)
1944 - Trevor Leonard Ward-Davies, aka Dozy, from the goofily named Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich who I managed to never hear of at the time (may be a good thing?)
1951 – Kathryn Bigelow, American film director
1955 – Bill Nye (The science guy), American engineer and broadcaster
1957 – Caroline Kennedy, American journalist and attorney
1959 – Charlie Burchill, Scottish guitarist and keyboardist (Simple Minds)
1960 – Tim Pawlenty, American dullard, 39th Governor of Minnesota (the man who had a bridge collapse on his watch).
1962 – Mike Bordin, American musician (Faith No More)
Died on This Day
1673 - Anthonie Palamedesz, Dutch painter (b. 1601)
1895 – Alexandre Dumas, fils, French author (b. 1824)
1931 – Lya De Putti, Hungarian actress (b. 1899)
1932 – Evelyn Preer, African-American actress and singer (b. 1896) seen here in a scene from "Melancholy Dame," the first talking film with an all African American cast.
1953 – Eugene O'Neill, American writer and Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1888)
1973 – Frank Christian, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1887)
1981 – Lotte Lenya, Austrian singer and actress (b. 1898)
1988 – John Carradine, American actor (b. 1906)
1997 - Buck Leonard, Hall of Famer in Negro League (b. 1907)
2005 – Jocelyn Brando, American actress (b. 1919)
National Bavarian Cream Pie Day
Pins and Needles Day