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Obviously I don't feel like getting up. ;)

Eggs: Over easy, medium, or well? Pancakes: Fat or thin? Waffles: Syrup, fruit, or what? Juice: OJ, Bloody Mary, or Mimosa? Coffee: Black or tan or white? Potatoes: Hash browns or home fries? Bacon, Sausage, or fake stuff made to resemble meat?

'Twas a slow Twitter day, unless you were into the games or Miss America:

Now, take your fingers out of your ears - it's time for your history lesson.

On This Day

In 1854, Anthony Faas of Philadelphia, patented the accordion.

In 1966, Robert C. Weaver became the first black Cabinet member when he was appointed Secretary of Housing and Urban Development by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

In 1968, Johnny Cash recorded his famous live concert at Folsom Prison.

In 1968,  after extensive testing, Dr. K.C. Pollack of the University of Florida audio lab announced that the noise levels at rock concerts were harmful to teenage ears.

In 1990, Douglas Wilder of Virginia became the country's first elected black governor.

In 2002 , President George W. Bush fainted after choking on a pretzel.

In 2012, the passenger cruise ship Costa Concordia sank off the coast of Italy, killing 32.

Born on This Day

1596 – Jan van Goyen, Dutch painter (d. 1656)

It is customary to stick your hand in the water and pray that the house on stilts will stand another day.

1749 – Friedrich Müller, painter and dramatist (d. 1825)

1808 – Salmon P. Chase, 6th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1873)

1832 – Horatio Alger, Jr., American minister and author (d. 1899)

1884 – Sophie Tucker, Russian-born singer and performer (d. 1966)

Sophie will now demonstrate how a Red Hot Mama incorporates a chair into her act.

1885 – Alfred Fuller, Canadian businessman, The "Fuller Brush Man" (d. 1973)

1887 – Gabriel Gabrio, French actor (d. 1946)

1905 – Kay Francis, American actress (d. 1968)

Next, on Trading Spaces: Kay papers an entire room in balloons!

1914 - Osa Massen, Danish actress (d. 2006)

I have fingernails and I know how to use them.

1919 – Robert Stack, American actor (d. 2003)

Kindergarten Cop

1929 – Joe Pass, American jazz guitarist (d. 1994)

1931 – Ian Hendry, English actor (d. 1984)

1931 – Charles Nelson Reilly, American actor (d. 2007)

1935 – Elsa Martinelli, Italian actress

The cat does not know whether to be pleased or annoyed that someone put meat in the water dish.

1947 – John Lees, English Musician (Barclay James Harvest)

1954 – Trevor Rabin, South African guitarist (Yes)

1961 – Wayne Coyne, American singer (The Flaming Lips)

1961 – Suggs, English singer (Madness)

1977 – Orlando Bloom, English actor

1978 – Nate Silver, American journalist and statistician

Died on This Day

888 – Charles the Fat, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 839)

1599 – Edmund Spenser, English poet (b. 1552)

1625 – Jan Brueghel the Elder, Flemish painter (b. 1568)

Making crop circles is hard work.

1864 – Stephen Foster, American composer (b. 1826)

1882 – Wilhelm Mauser, German weapon designer and manufacturer (b. 1834)

1929 – Wyatt Earp, American Western lawman (b. 1848)

1941 – James Joyce, Irish writer (b. 1882)

1943 – Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Swiss artist (b. 1889)

1956 – Lyonel Feininger, German-American painter and caricaturist (b. 1871)

Tour de France on steroids.

1976 – Margaret Leighton, English actress (b. 1922)

Someone said, 'Hold the door!' and she did.

1978 – Hubert H. Humphrey, 38th Vice President of the United States (b. 1911)

1979 – Donny Hathaway, American musician (b. 1945)

2002 – Ted Demme, American film director (b. 1963)

2009 – Patrick McGoohan, American actor (b. 1928)

2010 – Teddy Pendergrass, American R&B singer (Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes) (b. 1950)

Today is

National Rubber Ducky Day
Make Your Dreams Come True Day
International Skeptics Day
Poetry Break Day
Blame Someone Else Day (there seem to be a few of these)
National Peach Melba Day



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