On this day in 752 BC, Romulus, the first king of Rome, celebrated the first Roman triumph after his victory over the Caeninenses. Romulus and his brother Remus, as you’ll recall, were raised by wolves, so the first thing they did after the battle was pee on every tree on the field.
On this day in 1872, the government in Washington, D.C. created the world’s first national park, Yellowstone Park. As it turns out, Yellowstone Park also contains one of the world’s largest volcanic craters which covers most of the park…and it’s bubbling away. So, if Yogi and Boo-Boo and Ranger Smith know what’s good for them, they’ll move to Banff National Park.
On this day in 1953, Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin suffered a stroke and collapsed. He died four days later. This was a sad day for…hang on…I’m having trouble finding whom this was a sad day for. Nope, I’m not coming up with anybody who was sad about it.
On this day in 1957, Kokomo the Chimp became television’s “Today Show” animal editor. That was very early in television. These days Chimpanzees run everything from the prime time line-ups all the way down to the loudness of TV commercials. They’ve come a long way!
On this day in 1966, the Russian spacecraft Venera 3, became the first spacecraft to land on another planet, when it made a hard landing on the planet Venus and began sending back data. The first data said, “No men here. Only women. What’s up with that?”
If your birthday is March 1st, you share it with the man who created and was the lead singer for one of the greatest rock and roll bands in the world, The Who; Roger Daltrey. Roger was born on this day in 1944. He was one of the greats! If you ever belted out those words, “This is m-m-m my generation, baby!” then you know who Roger Daltrey is, although you may not know that, as leader of the band, his style of management was rather physical; here’s a quote from Wikipedia, “The Who expelled Daltrey from the band in late 1965 after he beat up drummer Keith Moon for supplying drugs to Townshend and Entwistle, causing him to re-examine his methods of dealing with people”, or, as Pete Townshend said, “If you argued with him, you usually got a bunch of fives.”…fingers, that is. Happy birthday Roger! May you have a fisticuffs-free birthday.
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