On this day…

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On this day, of every year, some stuff happened…

Nostalgia goggles

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Miles Davis born May 25 or 26, 1926

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Self-aggrandizement: gyrofrog.com shows “on this day,” most days…
(and that’s pretty much all there is to it)

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It just won’t stop…

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Your website is strange. I like it

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Thx!

But in all honesty: I set it up in '96, got a domain name in '00, and… yep, that about covers it.

The “on this day” daily rotation was an experiment/exercise from a couple of years ago*; it worked and I pretty much left that as-is, too…

*(i.e. “Hey! I’m not posting these things on FB every day, anymore. You can check on my website from now on… Hello…?”)

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Back to the topic at hand…

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One of my history teachers used to start most lessons with something like:

“1837! It was a year, like any other year…and nothing happened”

And then we’d go on to cover everything that happened.

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Oh man! Not you too @ChuckV !

The bbs is going full nostalgia! :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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OMG, Rob Ford! I heard he’s dead! Should we start a thread… on this day?

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The Hidden Almanac for May 26, 2014:

It was on this day in 1540 that the House of Blatt set fire to the House of Sworn, for which the House of Sworn retaliated by diverting a river into the basement of the House of Blatt. Loss of life was minimal but property damage was immense, culminating in a pitched battle between the two Dowagers, who slapped one another with fans until they were both nearly unconscious.

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The Rite of Spring debuts, May 29, 1913:

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E. T. Mensah born May 31, 1919

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Oliver Nelson born 90 years ago, June 4

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http://content.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1869019,00.html

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I forgot about this yesterday: Judy Garland, born 100 years ago

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Jaki Byard, born 100 years ago today… (6/15/1922)

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