This weekend is Geek Flea VI. That is what is going on. Make it so, folks!
So today in 1988 was the first and only launching of the Soviet space shuttle Buran. The flight was unmanned and the spacecraft was destroyed in a 2002 building collapse at the Baikonur Cosmodrome Russian space facility. Get ready for blastoff, it is the weekend.
Contact your travel agent and pack your bags, because today is Día de Muertos, otherwise known as The Day of the Dead. Good times. Have a fun weekend!
In 1957, the Space Race was won by the Soviets after launching Sputnik, the first man-made satellite to orbit the Earth. What are you doing this weekend?
The Google Internet search engine retrospectively claims today, September 27th, 1998, as its birthday. What do you have going on this weekend?
Today in 1973, Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs in straight sets 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 in a $100,000 winner-take-all Battle of the Sexes tennis match. So there is that. What are you doing this weekend?
Today is Programmer’s Day! Programmers’ Day is an international professional holiday, recognized in many technology companies and programming firms, that is celebrated on the 256th (hexadecimal 100th, or the 28th) day of each year (September 13 during common years and on September 12 in leap years). Also, Jason Voorhees went for a swim and Tupac Shakur was killed. Have a great weekend!
Today in 1901 anarchist Leon Czolgosz shoots and fatally wounds U.S. President William McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. Have fun this weekend.