Watercooler 6/14 Open Thread: Weird News, Week in History

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

Weird News


Weird News is compiled with assistance from Orbusmax.com.


This Week In History

  • Sunday, 6/11: Committee appointed to draft Declaration of Independence, 1776; Sir Barton first horse to win Triple Crown, 1919
  • Monday, 6/12: Martial law in Massachusetts, 1775; “Band of Brothers” takes Carentan, 1944; “Tear Down This Wall” speech, 1987
  • Tuesday, 6/13: Lafayette arrives, 1777; Pres. Cleveland’s cancer surgery, 1893; Miranda rights established, 1966
  • Wednesday, 6/14: Stars & Stripes adopted, 1777; Bear Flag Revolt begins, 1846; Disneyland opens first daily monorail, 1959
  • Thursday, 6/15: Delaware leaves Penn. and Britain, 1776; Arlington Cemetery formally established, 1864
  • Friday, 6/16: Lincoln’s “House Divided” speech, 1858; Ford Motor Co. founded, 1903; Oracle founded, 1977
  • Saturday, 6/17: Battle of Bunker Hill, 1775; Statue of Liberty arrives in NY Harbor, 1885; Hawley-Smoot Tariff signed, 1930

Today’s Birthdays: Abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1811; entertainer Burl Ives, 1909; “Draw Muhammad” activist Pamela Geller, 1958

Holidays Around the World: It’s Flag Day. Also, Baltic Freedom Day, in memory of the Soviet genocide against the Baltic states. Armenia observes their Day of Memory for Repressed People, and it’s World Blood Donor Day.


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

The greatest difficulty in this business is the sense of entitlement some people have just because of what they do.–Sir Anthony Hopkins

As always, the Watercooler is an Open Thread. Now that I’ve wrapped things here, the floor is all yours for juicy Watercooler gossip…



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