Random Things 5/1/2013-5/31/2013

5/1/2013:

Really, excited for this weekend, because “Iron Man 3” comes out on Friday, “Free Comic Book Day” is on Saturday, and Toonami  (Adult Swime Action) show premieres are on early Sunday morning.

This weekend is going to be great!

Today in history, “Citizen Kane,” directed and starring Orson Welles, premiered in New York in 1941.

Today in history, U.S. President Barack Obama announced that U.S. soldiers had killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan in 2011.

Today in history, Charlie Robertson of the Chicago White Sox pitched a perfect no-hit, no-run game against the Detroit Tigers in 1922.  The Sox won 3-0. Another perfect game did not come along until 46 years later.

5/2/2013:

R.I.P Chris Kelly. May the peace of God comfort your family and friends.

Added some new content to this blog.  Check it out here.

Today in history,  “A Trip to the Moon,” the first science fiction film was released in 1902.  It was created by magician George Melies.

Today in history, Jack Benny’s first radio show debuted on NBC Radio in 1932.

Today in history, Lou Gehrig set a new major league baseball record when he played in his 2,130th game in 1939.  The streak began on June 1, 1925.

5/3/2013:

As of this morning, my blog has reached its 5000th comment.  Thanks everyone for commenting, I really appreciate it!

Will probably update my second blog with new content on Sunday or Monday.

Today in history, Macon B. Allen became the first African American to be admitted to the Bar in Massachusetts in 1855.

Today in history, National Public Radio broadcast for the first time in 1971.

Today in history, Margaret Mitchell won a Pulitzer Prize for “Gone With The Wind” in 1937.

5/4/2013:

May the 4th be with you! Happy Star Wars Day!

Today is also Free Comic Book Day and then tomorrow is the Revenge of the 5th. 😀

Proud to say I participated in Free Comic Book Day at the Laughing Ogre in Fairfax, Virginia.

Today in history, Margaret Thatcher became Britain’s first woman prime minister in 1979.

Today in history, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO leader Yasser Arafat signed a historic accord on Palestinian autonomy that granted self-rule in the Gaza Strip and Jericho in 1994.

Today in history, The Ohio National Guardsmen opened fire on students during an anti-Vietnam war protest at Kent State University in 1970.  Four students were killed and nine others were wounded.

5/5/2013:

Once again, I participated in live tweeting and re-tweeting of Toonami last night, can’t believe I stayed up all night.

It was really fun, though!

Happy Cinco de Mayo Day!

Today in history, Willie Mays broke the National League record for home runs when he hit his 512th in 1966.

Today in history, the Thirteenth Amendment was ratified, abolishing slavery in the U.S. in 1865.

Today in history,  Mary Kies was awarded the first patent to go to a woman in 1809.  It was for technique for weaving straw with silk and thread.

5/6/2013:

Today in history,  U.S. Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his book “Profiles in Courage” in 1957.

Today in historyU.S. President Eisenhower signed the Civil Rights Act of 1960 in 1960.

Today in history, Babe Ruth hit his first major league home run while playing for the Boston Red Sox in 1915.

5/7/2013:

R.I.P Ray Harryhausen. May the peace of God comfort your family and friends.

Today in history, Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corp. was founded in 1946.  The company was later renamed Sony.

Today in history, the English siege of Orleans was broken by Joan of Arc in 1429.

Today in history, Winston Churchill became British Prime Minister in 1940.

5/8/2013:

Check out the remarkable story of how three Ohio women were rescued in Cleveland after spending years in captivity.  It’s really amazing!

Today in historyU.S. President Harry Truman announced that World War II had ended in Europe in 1945.

Today in history,  U.S. President Eisenhower ordered the National Guard out of Little Rock as Ernest Green became the first black to graduate from an Arkansas public school in 1958.

Today in history,  the first female cadet graduated from The Citadel military college in 1999.

5/9/2013:

Check out the first footage of Batgirl in Injustice: Gods Among Us.  It’s really cool!

Today in history, Joan of Arc defeated the besieging English at Orleans in 1429.

Today in history, the first newspaper cartoon in America showed a divided snake “Join or die” in “The Pennsylvania Gazette” in 1754.

Today in history, Nelson Mandela was chosen to be South Africa’s first black president in 1994.

 

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