Friday, April 24, 2009

This day in history

I get an email every day that lists all of the important events for the given day in history. Clearly the list is flawed as it does not mention that on this day in 1966 I gleefully popped out of theMom, took one look at the attending doctors zipper in the down position, and have had zipper problems ever since.

Other notable events on this, the 43rd birthday of PaulC:
1800 - The Library of Congress was established. President John Adams approved the appropriation of $5,000 for the purchase of "such books as may be necessary for the use of congress."

1962 - MIT executed the first satellite relay of a TV signal.

1981 - The IBM Personal Computer was introduced.

1967 - Vladimir Komarov, Soviet cosmonaut, and the first confirmed human to die during a space mission.

And of course, the MOST auspicious

1974 - Bud Abbott, American actor and comedian died.