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On This Day – May 29
1849 – Lincoln says “You can fool some of the people all of the time, & of people some of time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of time”
1951 – 1st North Pole flight in single engine plane-CF Blair
1967 – Australian Paul McManus water skis barefoot for 1:30:19
1973 – Thomas Bradley elected 1st black mayor of Los Angeles Calif
1977 – NBC News & Information Service (24 hr news) ends on radio
1977 – Sue Press is 1st woman golfer to hit consecutive holes-in one
1980 – Larry Bird beats out Magic Johnson for NBA rookie of year
Birthdays for May 29
Carmelo Anthony, 26, basketball player, born New York, NY, May 29, 1984.
Annette Bening, 52, actress (Being Julia, American Beauty, The Grifters), born Topeka, KS, May 29, 1958.
Rupert Everett, 51, actor (An Ideal Husband, My Best Friend’s Wedding), born Norfolk, England, May 29, 1959.
#1 Song Today, May 29th in the 90s:
|1999||Livin’ La Vida Loca||Ricky Martin|
|1996||Tha Crossroads||Bone thugs-n-harmony|
|1995||Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?||Bryan Adams|
|1993||That’s the Way Love Goes||Janet Jackson|
|1991||I Don’t Wanna Cry||Mariah Carey|
Fact or Fiction
If you’re in a plane crash, the chances of survival are slim.
Despite the horror stories like the no-survivor TWA Flight 800, most people in plane crashes make it through. According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), 95.7 percent of passengers involved in plane crashes survive. The statistics are promising because a majority of the airplane accidents involved only nonfatal injuries and aircraft damage.
From 2000 to 2008, NTSB data show that 6 percent of all reported airline accidents resulted in multiple fatalities.
Reason to party today – coz it’s happy hour somewhere in the world.
United Nations: International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers
May 29. The Assembly has designated May 29 of each year as a day to pay tribute to all the men and women who have served in United Nations peacekeeping operations for their high level of professionalism, dedication and courage, and to honor the memory of those who have lost their lives in the cause of peace. The Assembly invited all member states, organizations of the United Nations system, nongovernmental organizations and individuals to observe the day in an appropriate manner. For info: United Nations Web: www.un.org.
Moment of Zen
“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him.” -Buddah