Thursday April 7, 2011
Today is No Housework Day, no bed-making, no dishes, no trash, no guilt.
Today is International Snailpapers Day a day to celebrate hard-copy media. Pick up a newspaper today and read it.
Today is National D.A.R.E. Day. The Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, developed in 1983 by the Los Angeles police and the LA Unified School District, helps school students avoid drugs, gangs, and violence.
Today is World Health Day, marking creation of the UN's World Health Organization on this date in 1948.
Today is International Beaver Day.
1902: The Texas Fuel Company was founded just outside Beaumont, Texas. Later it became known as Texaco, now owned by Shell.
1928: Lester Patrick, General Manager of the New York Rangers, suits up and replaces his injured goalie Lorne Chabot, and Frank Boucher scores at 7:05 into overtime to give the Rangers a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Maroons in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals. Patrick, one of the founders of the NHL, and a former goalie himself, is 45 years old. The Rangers go on to win the series.
1977: The Toronto Blue Jays play their inaugural regular season game in a light snowfall at the CNE Exhibition Stadium; the expansion team beats the Chicago White Sox 9-5. Al Woods, pinch-hitting for Steve Bowling in the fifth inning, hits a home run in his first at bat; first American League baseball game played outside the United States.
1999: An Israeli couple was hospitalized for fatigue after kissing in Tel Aviv for 30 hours and 45 minutes. Dror Orpaz and Karmit Tsubera set a world record and won a trip around the world. But they were really tired.
2002: Police in Moss, Norway, said they caught an assault suspect trying to escape naked on a single roller skate. They've charged the man after he allegedly attacked a woman delivering his newspaper. The woman said the man was angry at the number of advertising flyers that came with his paper, so he hit her over the head repeatedly with the paper. Though not hurt seriously, she said it was a little scary.
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