ixd (invisibledamage) wrote in omgnewsxwhore,

today is august 26, 2006

i think we should celebrate today. because i said so. and i shall list all the wonderful things that happened on this day in history. you know why? because i'm nikky raney.

Today is Saturday, Aug. 26, the 238th day of 2006. There are 127 days left in the year.

On Aug. 26, 1920, the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing American women the right to vote, was declared in effect.

In 1978, Cardinal Albino Luciani of Venice was elected the 264th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church following the death of Paul VI. The new pontiff took the name Pope John Paul I.

In 1974, Charles Lindbergh — the first man to fly solo, nonstop across the Atlantic — died at his home in Hawaii at age 72.

In 55 B.C., Roman forces under Julius Caesar invaded Britain.

Today's Birthdays: Former Washington Post Executive Editor Benjamin C. Bradlee is 85. Author Ben J. Wattenberg is 73. Former Democratic vice-presidential nominee Geraldine Ferraro is 71. Singer Vic Dana is 64. Rhythm-and-blues singer Valerie Simpson is 60. Pop singer Bob Cowsill is 57. Actor Brett Cullen is 50. Jazz musician Branford Marsalis is 46. Country musician Jimmy Olander (Diamond Rio) is 45. Actor Chris Burke is 41. Rock singer Shirley Manson (Garbage) is 40. Rock musician Dan Vickery (Counting Crowes) is 40. Rock musician Adrian Young (No Doubt) is 37. Actress Melissa McCarthy is 36. Actor Macaulay Culkin is 26. Rhythm-and-blues singer Cassie is 20. Actress Keke Palmer is 13.

Thought for Today: "That which is everybody's business is nobody's business." — Izaak Walton, English writer (1593-1683).

One year ago: Utility crews in South Florida scrambled to restore power to more than 1 million customers blacked out by Hurricane Katrina, which continued to churn in the Gulf of Mexico. A fire raced through a crowded, rundown Paris apartment building housing African immigrants, killing 17 people, mainly children.
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