Friday, November 19, 2010


Today – 19 November – is International Men’s Day … we hope all you males out there feel suitably empowered for the next 14 hours or so because it’s back to mowing the lawns and doing as you’re told tomorrow! Christoper Columbus also discovered Puerto Rico on this day in 1493 (birthplace of Hall of Fame jockey Angel Cordero). And finally, it’s also World Toilet Day, which is a little surprising given that it’s something most of us would use every day.
This was the day that Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address (1863), Bonnie and Clyde (below) robbed their first bank (1930), Pele scored his 1000th goal (1969), Anwar Sadat became the first Arab leader to visit Israel (1977), Milli Vanilli were stripped of their Grammy for lip syncing (1990) and the US House of Representatives began impeachment proceedings against Bill Clinton over the Lewinsky affair … anyone for a cigar?
If you’re having a birthday today you share it with Indira Ghandi (1917), Larry King (1933), Calvin Klein (1942) and Jodie Foster (1961).

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