Ready for the Weekend 4/11/2014

Today in 1970, Apollo 13 was launched. Several years after that, a movie was made about the events of this flight, starring Captain Phillips. Doing anything fun this weekend?

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Ready for the Weekend 4/4/2014

Today in 1964 the Beatles occupied the top five positions of the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart. They are the only act with more than three singles in the top ten simultaneously. What are you doing this weekend?

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Ready for the Weekend 3/21/2014

Today in 1963 Alcatraz federal penitentiary in San Francisco Bay, closed. Also in 1974, Charles Francis Moran VI was born. What are you doing this weekend?

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Ready for the Weekend 3/14/2014

Today is Albert Einstein’s birthday. Happy birthday, Al! Do something awesome this weekend!

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Ready for the Weekend 3/7/2014

So today in 1876 Alexander Graham Bell was granted a patent for an invention he called the “telephone.” Weekend time!

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Ready for the Weekend 2/28/2014

Today in 1939, the erroneous word “dord” is discovered in the Webster’s New International Dictionary, Second Edition, prompting an investigation. This weekend, do something fun!

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Ready for the Weekend 2/21/2014

On this date in 1986, The Legend of Zelda, the first game of The Legend of Zelda series, was released in Japan on the Famicom Disk System. People have been calling that poor kid in the green tunic and hat Zelda ever since.

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Ready for the Weekend 2/14/2014

The Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre is the name given to the 1929 murder of seven mob associates as part of a Prohibition-era conflict between two powerful criminal gangs in Chicago: the South Side Italian gang led by Al Capone and the North Side Irish gang led by Bugs Moran. Woo! Have a weekend!

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