By K. David Du
Great news fellow readers, Today’s July 11th, 2012 and that means you can go your to your local 7/11 and consume enough high fructose corn syrup (or sugar in select locales) your heart will rupture and explode.
Along with being the 192nd day of the year, this date has some heavy history associated that I think you may be interested to know:
1533: The Pope Excommunicates King Henry VIII of England, so the pompous King of England decided it was time he created his own Church and uses it to legitimize his marriages, divorces, and executions of his seven wives.
1798: After being decommissioned after the Revolutionary War, the United States Marine Corps is reestablished. Two hundred years later, people still wonder why we reestablished them in the first place.
1804: The famous duel between Vice President Aaron Burr and Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton occurs. Hamilton is mortally wounded and thus, he was immortalized in the US ten dollar bill for being a bad shot.
1889: The city of Tijuana, Mexico is established allowing future drug smuggling, human trafficking, and other foul deeds to happen miles away from the US Border. Debauchery continues to this day and it includes plenty of tequila shots.
1914: The Babe makes his first debut for Major League Baseball. He ultimately incites generations of youngsters to play baseball. Remember kid, there’s heroes and there’s legends. Heroes get remembered but legends never die, follow your heart kid, and you’ll never go wrong.
1921: Former U.S. President William Howard Taft is sworn in as 10th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, becoming the only person to ever be both President and Chief Justice.
1960: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is first published allowing for Atticus Fitch to become the most beloved lawyer in American film and literary history. It’s still okay to dislike Johnny Cochrane.
1977: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is posthumously rewarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
There are many other interesting events in history that have occurred on this date, but I’ll leave that to you, the reader, to discover.
Now go outside, enjoy the sun, and your free pound of sugar at 7/11.