Daily Links – May 15, 2012

    Today is May 15th. On this date in 1618, Johannes Kepler discovered the Harmonic Law, or the Third Law of Planetary Motion. This law governs where and when a person can play a harmonica unironically. On this date in 1768, France purchased Corsica from Genoa. But only 18 grams, any more than that and France could have been charged with possession with intent to distribute. | Read More »

    Daily Links – May 14, 2012

    Today is May 14th. On this date in 1643, Louis XIV became King of France at only four years old. At the coronation, he famously declared “Let me eat cake!” On this date in 1804, the Lewis and Clark expedition got underway, departing from St. Louis, Missouri. Lewis and Clark made a great team for many years, until eventually they had a falling out when | Read More »

    Daily Links – May 14, 2012

    Today is May 14th. On this date in 1643, Louis XIV became King of France at only four years old. At the coronation, he famously declared “Let me eat cake!” On this date in 1804, the Lewis and Clark expedition got underway, departing from St. Louis, Missouri. Lewis and Clark made a great team for many years, until eventually they had a falling out when | Read More »

    Daily Links – May 13, 2012

    Today is May 13th. Happy Mothers’ Day to all you mothers out there, especially to both my own mother, and to my amazing wife. This holiday is a bit confusing to me though. I mean, how is it that all mothers are born on the same day? On this date in 1940, Winston Churchill became the Prime Minister of Great Britain. In his speech, he | Read More »

    Daily Links – May 13, 2012

    Today is May 13th. Happy Mothers’ Day to all you mothers out there, especially to both my own mother, and to my amazing wife. This holiday is a bit confusing to me though. I mean, how is it that all mothers are born on the same day? On this date in 1940, Winston Churchill became the Prime Minister of Great Britain. In his speech, he | Read More »

    Daily Links – May 11, 2012

    Today is May 11th. On this date in 1858, Minnesota became the 32nd state. Hey, that rhymed! I knew I should have become a rap person!! Also on this date, in 1949, the nation of Siam changed it’s name to Thailand. (Its ex was a stalker.) On May 11th, 1997, IBM chess computer “Deep Blue” beat world chess champion Gary Kasparov in the final match | Read More »

    Daily Links – May 11, 2012

    Today is May 11th. On this date in 1858, Minnesota became the 32nd state. Hey, that rhymed! I knew I should have become a rap person!! Also on this date, in 1949, the nation of Siam changed it’s name to Thailand. (Its ex was a stalker.) On May 11th, 1997, IBM chess computer “Deep Blue” beat world chess champion Gary Kasparov in the final match | Read More »

    Daily Links – May 10, 2012

    Today is May 10th. On this date in 1924, J. Edgar Hoover was appointed as acting director of the FBI. He became the official director later that year. Hoover wielded tremendous power during his 48 year tenure, and [redacted] from the [redacted] six chickens [redacted] threw the bottle at the midget [redacted] so everyone just ate the soup. Also on this date, in 1863, Confederate | Read More »

    Daily Links – May 10, 2012

    Today is May 10th. On this date in 1924, J. Edgar Hoover was appointed as acting director of the FBI. He became the official director later that year. Hoover wielded tremendous power during his 48 year tenure, and [redacted] from the [redacted] six chickens [redacted] threw the bottle at the midget [redacted] so everyone just ate the soup. Also on this date, in 1863, Confederate | Read More »

    Daily Links – May 9, 2012

    Today is May 9th. On this date in 1962, scientists in Lexington, Massachusetts successfully bounced a laser off the moon for the first time. The moon surrendered to scientists shortly thereafter in the famous “Lunar Peace Accords” negotiated by Jackie Gleason. As part of the agreement, the show The Honeymooners aired its final episode on this date in 1971. Also on this date, in 1950, | Read More »

    Daily Links – May 9, 2012

    Today is May 9th. On this date in 1962, scientists in Lexington, Massachusetts successfully bounced a laser off the moon for the first time. The moon surrendered to scientists shortly thereafter in the famous “Lunar Peace Accords” negotiated by Jackie Gleason. As part of the agreement, the show The Honeymooners aired its final episode on this date in 1971. Also on this date, in 1950, | Read More »

    Daily Links – May 8, 2012

    Today is May 8th. On this date in 1886, a pharmacist named John Pemberton in Atlanta, Georgia created that most immortal of soft drinks, Coca-Cola. Today it is the most recognizable trademark in the world, and the beverage of choice among hip polar bears. On this date in 1985, “New Coke” was released. It is widely perceived as the best worst marketing decision ever. Personally, | Read More »

    Daily Links – May 8, 2012

    Today is May 8th. On this date in 1886, a pharmacist named John Pemberton in Atlanta, Georgia created that most immortal of soft drinks, Coca-Cola. Today it is the most recognizable trademark in the world, and the beverage of choice among hip polar bears. On this date in 1985, “New Coke” was released. It is widely perceived as the best worst marketing decision ever. Personally, | Read More »

    Daily Links – May 7, 2012

    Today is May 7th. On this date in 1965, Keith Richards woke up in the early morning, recorded the hook for what would eventually become “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”, and went back to sleep. Coincidentally, I wrote part of a sentence when I wo. On this date in 1789, the first Presidential Inaugural Ball was held in New York City. The ball was in | Read More »

    Daily Links – May 7, 2012

    Today is May 7th. On this date in 1965, Keith Richards woke up in the early morning, recorded the hook for what would eventually become “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”, and went back to sleep. Coincidentally, I wrote part of a sentence when I wo. On this date in 1789, the first Presidential Inaugural Ball was held in New York City. The ball was in | Read More »