On This Day –July 17
|1821||Spain ceded Florida to the United States.|
|1898||Spanish troops in Santiago, Cuba, surrendered to U.S. forces during the Spanish-American War.|
|1945||President Harry S. Truman, Soviet leader Josef Stalin and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill began meeting at Potsdam in the final Allied summit of World War II.|
|1955||Disneyland opened in Anaheim, Calif.|
|2007||Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick was indicted by a federal grand jury in Richmond, Va., on charges related to competitive dogfighting|
David Hasselhoff, 58, actor (“Knight Rider,” “Baywatch”)
|62||Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
Wife of Britain’s Prince Charles
Hip-hop singer (Gang Starr)
#1 Song Today, July 17th in the 90s:
|1999||Bills, Bills, Bills||Destiny’s Child|
|1998||The Boy Is Mine||Brandy & Monica|
|1997||I’ll Be Missing You||Puff Daddy & Faith Evans featuring 112|
|1996||How Do U Want It/ California Love||2Pac|
|1992||Baby Got Back||Sir Mix-a-Lot|
|1990||She Ain’t Worth It||Glenn Medeiros with Bobby Brown|
Mr. Know it All (useless info of the day)
Breasts are the first thing men notice in a woman
No news here. Research conducted at the Victoria University of Wellington showed that breasts are often the first thing men look at, and for a longer time than other body parts. Nothing to be ashamed since another study said that staring at women’s breasts for just minutes a day can improve a man’s health and add four to five years to his life.
Fact or Fiction
Cell phones are banned on planes because they might interfere with navigation instruments.
Airplanes are specially insulated against foreign radio signals, and their communication and navigation instruments operate on different frequencies from cell phones. The Federal Communications Commission is actually the agency responsible for the ban, since the signals could potentially block telecommunication systems on the ground.
If someone makes a phone call from a plane, the signal would bounce across multiple cell towers at once, which could prevent other calls from going through. Yet some airlines in Europe, the Middle East and Asia have started allowing cell phone usage on flights.
Reason to party today – coz it’s happy hour somewhere in the world.
Cow Appreciation Day
July 17. Woodstock, Vermont. A “cowlege bowl” competition, dairy education programs, butter and ice cream making and more.
Moment of Zen
“We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson