Saturday, February 9, 2008

Your theory is crazy ... (Fun stuff)

On this day in 1996, the massive Internet collaboration "24 Hours in Cyberspace" took place. In 1978, the proceedings of the United States Senate were first broadcast on radio. In 1974, after 84 days in space, the crew of the first American space station Skylab returned to Earth. In 1971, the Nasdaq stock market index debuted. In 1922, President Warren G. Harding introduced the first radio in the White House. And in 1879, Sandford Fleming first proposed adoption of Universal Standard Time at a meeting of the Royal Canadian Institute. Happy Birthday Seth Green (1974), Alonzo Mourning (1970), Gary Coleman (1968), Vince Neil (1961), John Grisham (1955), Mary Steenburgen (1953), Nick Nolte (1941), Ted Koppel (1940), James Dean (1931-1955), Jack Lemmon (1925-2001), Audrey Meadows (1922-1996), Lana Turner (1921-1995), Jules Verne (1828-1905) and Daniel Bernoulli (1700-1782). RIP Anna Nicole Smith (d. 2007).

"Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true."
- Niels Bohr, to a young physicist

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