This Day in History

June 26

1498 The toothbrush is invented. Of course, who really would want to rub hog hair bristles on their teeth? Thank goodness for the eventual invention of nylon.

1819 The bicycle is patented by W.K. Clarkson.

1870 Christmas is declared a federal holiday in the U.S.

1896 Vitascope Hall, the first movie theater in the U.S., opens in New Orleans. Admission is 10 cents. Today that would get you one unpopped kernal of popcorn.

1929 Milton Glaser is born, and graphically teaches the world to ♥ NY.

1933 Pat Morita is born, and later we learn that "man who catch fly with chopstick accomplish anything."

1964 The Beatles release the album A Hard Day's Night in the U.S.

1970 Chris O'Donnell is born, and immediately begins training for his big kung fu laundry scene in Batman Forever. Maybe he should have used chopsticks.

1974 Derek Jeter is born, and helps bring five more world championships to the New York Yankees, thus undoing all of Milton Glaser's efforts.

1980 Dave Barton is born, and eventually turns 30 in the year 2010.

1981 For Your Eyes Only premieres in the U.S., further perpetuating the myth that Roger Moore is a sex symbol.

Happy Birthday, Dave! Here is to you not looking like Roger Moore.


Christie said...

Happy birthday!!!!!!!!!!! Did I overdo the exclamations?

Caitlinp said...

Happy Birthday! I second Krissy's gratitude that you don't look like Roger Moore. Only one man in the world can be that...good(?) looking.

Teachinfourth said...

Mr. Miyagi? Rock on!