This day in history!
In 804, Alcuin of York, mentor of Charlemagne, died.
In 1536, Anne Boleyn died, rather messily.
In 1588, the Spanish Armada set sail.
In 1848, Mexico gave Texas to the United States.
In 1864, Nathaniel Hawthorne died.
In 1890, Ho Chi Minh was born.
In 1898, William Gladstone died.
In 1910, Cy Young won his 500th game.
In 1915, Pol Pot was born (boo!).
In 1925, Malcolm X was born.
In 1945, Pete Townshend was born.
In 1948, Grace Jones was born.
In 1959, Nicole Brown Simpson (R.I.P.) was born.
In 1967, the United States bombed Hanoi.
In 1974, the Philadelphia Flyers won the Stanley Cup!
In 1976, Kevin Garnett was born.
In 1992, Amy Fisher shot Mary Jo Buttafuoco.
In 1994, Jackie O died.
And, of course, in 1971, your future dictator of the world was born! Oh, frabjous day! When I rule the world, this will of couse be a holiday. Who wouldn't want the day off to celebrate the birth of their benevolent leader?