Watercooler 3/22 Open Thread: Return to the Weird Files

#NotInMYNamewatercoolerWelcome back to another installment of the Watercooler, RedState’s daily Open Thread! Today, we’ve got…

 

Quick Hits from the Weird Files

 

This Week In History

  • Sunday, 3/19: Battle of Bentonville, 1865; first US air combat mission, 1916; Nevada legalizes gambling, 1931
  • Monday, 3/20: UncleTom’s Cabin published, 1852; GOP officially founded, 1854; USN recommissions former collier Jupiter as first aircraft carrier USS Langley, 1922
  • Tuesday, 3/21: Lindbergh awarded Medal of Honor for trans-Atlantic solo flight, 1928; Alcatraz closed, 1963; Moscow Olympics boycott announced, 1980
  • Wednesday, 3/22: Stamp Act imposed on Colonies, 1765; Schawlow and Townes patent the laser, 1960; Intel ships first Pentium chips, 1993
  • Thursday, 3/23: Henry’s “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!” speech, 1775; Otis installs first elevator, 1857; Gemini 3 spacecraft launched, 1965
  • Friday, 3/24: Groundbreaking on NYC subway, 1900; Elvis drafted, 1958; Exxon Valdez disaster, 1989
  • Saturday, 3/25: Coxey’s Army starts for Washington, 1894; Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, 1911; shuttle Columbia delivered to Kennedy Space Center to prep for first launch, 1979

Today’s Birthdays: General Braxton Bragg, 1817; authors Louis L’Amour, 1908 and James Patterson, 1947; actors Karl Malden, 1912 and Reese Witherspoon, 1976

Holidays Around the World: It’s Emancipation Day in Puerto Rico.

This Week In History is compiled with assistance from History.com and Wikipedia. Something interesting not listed here? Please share in the Comments section–this is an Audience Participation Encouraged featurette.

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Quote of the Day

A thought some folks around here would do well to reflect on for a bit…
Hate no one; hate their vices, not themselves.–J. G. C. Brainard

As always, the Watercooler is an Open Thread. Now that you’ve had a slurp or two, it’s your turn to pour forth whatever thoughts may cross your mind…

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