Happy 4/20 – A Look Back at Today in History


Max’s thoughts

Happy 4/20 all! Just thought I’d chime in since today, for many, is a national holiday. As Diggems pointed out, there are some interesting pieces of trivia surrounding this day in history. For example:

April 20th 1534 – Jacques Cartier begins the voyage during which he discovers Canada and Labrador. Now if you’re Canadian – being found – what better excuse to put some “White Widow” into the atmosphere?

April 20th 1792 – France declares war on Austria, this marks the beginning of the French Revolutionary Wars. War sucks… change doesn’t. If you’re French, burn one for the revolution. If you’re Austrian, toke something for all of the fallen soldiers!

April 20th 1862 – Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard complete the first pasteurization tests. Diggems indirectly alluded to this one in his post. If it wasn’t for Louis Pasteur, how would we eat Frosted Flakes after an all night “Michael Phelps Session“?

I don’t know about you, but Frosted Flakes without milk just ain’t cutting it… So inhale some good stuff, and then chase it with a bowl of your favorite cold cereal for our friend Louis!

April 20th 1889 – Adolph Hitler was born. Now I’m guessing that if you’re Jewish, it certainly makes today a day to “put one in the air” and temporarily forget all about the 1940’s.

April 20th 2001 – China officially removes homosexuality from its list of mental illnesses. If you’re gay, Chinese, Chinese and gay, mentally ill, or just a fan of equal rights… Puff the Magic Dragon for the Chinese government finally getting it’s mind right!

images7And last, but certainly not least! April 20th 2008 – Danica Patrick wins the Indy Japan 300 becoming the first female driver in history to win an Indy car race. Every racing fan and non racing fan, every man, woman, and child, smoke some pot for Danica Patrick! The first woman in human history to officially earn the right to be called a good female driver!

LOL! Out!


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