Daily Links – June 21, 2012

    Today is June 21st. • On this date in 1787, the U.S. Constitution was ratified. Today, our constitution is the oldest written constitution to remain the governing document of any nation in the world. Plus it has a wicked cool beat and you can dance to it. • On this date in 1905, French existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre was born. He was a leading figure | Read More »

    Daily Links – June 21, 2012

    Today is June 21st. • On this date in 1787, the U.S. Constitution was ratified. Today, our constitution is the oldest written constitution to remain the governing document of any nation in the world. Plus it has a wicked cool beat and you can dance to it. • On this date in 1905, French existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre was born. He was a leading figure | Read More »

    Daily Links – June 20, 2012

    Today is June 20th. • On this date in 1782, Congress adopted the Great Seal of the United States. It took six years of discussion and debate to finalize the seal, during which one congressman said they would have to pass the seal in order to see what was on it. • On this date in 1863, West Virginia was admitted to the Union as | Read More »

    Daily Links – June 20, 2012

    Today is June 20th. • On this date in 1782, Congress adopted the Great Seal of the United States. It took six years of discussion and debate to finalize the seal, during which one congressman said they would have to pass the seal in order to see what was on it. • On this date in 1863, West Virginia was admitted to the Union as | Read More »

    Daily Links – June 18, 2012

    Today is June 18th. • On this date in 1812, the War of 1812 began. (The guy that names the wars was out sick that day.) The war officially ended on December 24, 1814, though additional battles took place before the word got out. Awkward. • Also on this date, in 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated near the town of Waterloo at the famous Battle | Read More »

    Daily Links – June 18, 2012

    Today is June 18th. • On this date in 1812, the War of 1812 began. (The guy that names the wars was out sick that day.) The war officially ended on December 24, 1814, though additional battles took place before the word got out. Awkward. • Also on this date, in 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated near the town of Waterloo at the famous Battle | Read More »

    Daily Links – June 15, 2012

    Today is June 15th. On this date in 1215, King John put his royal seal on the first part of the Magna Carta, an early example of limitations on the authority of a monarch and codification of the rights of citizens under the law. Plus it would make a great band name, so there’s that. Also on this date, in 1300, Dante, of “‘s Inferno” | Read More »

    Daily Links – June 15, 2012

    Today is June 15th. On this date in 1215, King John put his royal seal on the first part of the Magna Carta, an early example of limitations on the authority of a monarch and codification of the rights of citizens under the law. Plus it would make a great band name, so there’s that. Also on this date, in 1300, Dante, of “‘s Inferno” | Read More »

    Daily Links – June 14, 2012

    Today is June 14th. Today is Flag Day, a day commemorating the adoption of the Stars and Stripes by the Second Continental Congress in 1777. Today is also the Army’s birthday. It wanted to go to Chuck E. Cheese again this year, but I told it it was getting too old for that. In all seriousness, though, happy birthday soldiers, and God Bless. Also on | Read More »

    Daily Links – June 14, 2012

    Today is June 14th. Today is Flag Day, a day commemorating the adoption of the Stars and Stripes by the Second Continental Congress in 1777. Today is also the Army’s birthday. It wanted to go to Chuck E. Cheese again this year, but I told it it was getting too old for that. In all seriousness, though, happy birthday soldiers, and God Bless. Also on | Read More »

    Daily Links: – June 13, 2012

    Today is June 13th. On this date in 1922, Charles Osborne got the hiccups. The attack lasted continuously for 68 years, putting him in the Guiness world record book. It is estimated that he hiccuped over 430 million times. It is also estimated that he said the words “yes, I’ve tried that” over 200 million times. Also on this date, in 1983, Pioneer 10 crossed | Read More »

    Daily Links: – June 13, 2012

    Today is June 13th. On this date in 1922, Charles Osborne got the hiccups. The attack lasted continuously for 68 years, putting him in the Guiness world record book. It is estimated that he hiccuped over 430 million times. It is also estimated that he said the words “yes, I’ve tried that” over 200 million times. Also on this date, in 1983, Pioneer 10 crossed | Read More »

    Daily Links – June 12, 2012

    Today is June 12, 2012. On this date in 1979, cyclist Bryan Allen became the first person to cross the English Channel in a human-powered aircraft, piloting the Gossamer Albatross. The plane weighed only 70 pounds when empty, and was powered by pedaling. His only complaints about the journey were being groped by the TSA before takeoff, and that his luggage ended up in Belgium. | Read More »

    Daily Links – June 12, 2012

    Today is June 12, 2012. On this date in 1979, cyclist Bryan Allen became the first person to cross the English Channel in a human-powered aircraft, piloting the Gossamer Albatross. The plane weighed only 70 pounds when empty, and was powered by pedaling. His only complaints about the journey were being groped by the TSA before takeoff, and that his luggage ended up in Belgium. | Read More »

    Daily Links – June 7, 2012

    Today is June 7th. With apologies, this will be an abbreviated Daily Links, for various reasons. But still, consider this an Open Thread. L.A. Council Sided With Celebrities Over Local Business To Ban Plastic Bags | The Blaze “Now a new ad by the American Progressive Bag Alliance criticizes L.A. councilmen for being “star struck” over the celebrities and ignoring local business people” Florida Gov. | Read More »