Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Why Is Today Special? 4/20/11
Joey Lawrence (1976) - He is 35 today, woah! He is a fairly famous actor along with his other brothers.
Carmen Electra (1972) - She is 39 today. She is a well known model, singer, TV personality, actor and sex symbol.
Don Mattingly (1961) - He is 50 today. He was former a 1st baseman for the Yankees, now a manager for the Dodgers.
George Takei (1937) - He is 74 today. Best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu on Star Trek. He has won several awards and accolades in his work on human rights.
National Equal Pay Day - This was originated by the National Committee on Pay Equity in 1996 as a public awareness event to illustrate the gap between men's and women's wages.
4/20 - A counterculture holiday in which cannabis rights activists and smokers alike celebrate in their own ways. Either by just smoking or participating in rallies to try to legalize it.
295 - 8th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
1505 - Jews are expelled from Orange Burgandy by Philibert of Luxembourg
1775 - British begin siege of Boston
1777 - New York adopts new constitution as an independent state
1799 - Napoleon issues a decree calling for establishing Jerusalem for Jews
1861 - Colonel Robert E Lee resigns from Union army
1948 - NYC hikes subway fare from 5 cents to 10 cent