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March 24, 2011
★~ Today’s Quote: “Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you’ll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others.” ~ unknown
★~ Near Miss Day: On March 23, 1989 a huge asteroid came within 500,000 miles of Earth. That may seem like it was still pretty far away, but according to NASA, that was a very close call. Had the asteroid actually hit Earth, it would have created an impact equivalent to 40,000 hydrogen bombs, leaving a crater the size of Washington, DC and devastating everything within 100 miles.
★~ Today in History:
♥~1944 – Nicholas Alkemade fell 18,000 feet without a parachute and lived. Nicholas was the tail gunner in a British Lancaster bomber on a night mission to Berlin. His plane was attacked by German fighters. When the captain ordered the crew to bail out, Alkemade discovered that his parachute was in flames. He chose to jump without the parachute rather than to stay in the burning plane. He fell 5,486 meters, landing in trees, underbrush, and drifted snow. He twisted his knee and had some cuts, but was otherwise alright.
♥~1965 – Astronaut John Young became the first man to eat a corned beef sandwich in outer space.
♥~1974 – Cher reached the top of the music charts as Dark Lady reached the #1 spot for a one-week stay. Other artists who shared the pop music spotlight during that time included: Terry Jacks, John Denver, Blue Swede, Elton John and MFSB.
♥~1994 – Wayne Gretzky broke Gordie Howe’s National Hockey League career record with his 802nd goal.
♥~1998 – “Titanic” won 11 Academy Awards, including best picture, best director and best song, to tie the record set by 1959’s “Ben-Hur.” (The record was tied again by “Lord of the Rings: Return of the King” in 2003.)
♥~ 1904 – Joan Crawford (Lucille Fay LeSueur) Academy Award-winning actress: Mildred Pierce ; A Woman’s Face, Night Gallery, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane, Above Suspicion, Grand Hotel; died May 10, 1977
♥~1922 – Marty Allen comedian: half of Allen & Rossi team, actor: The Naked Face, Murder Can Hurt You, A Whale of a Tale, Allen and Rossi Meet Dracula and Frankenstein, The Christmas Visit
♥~1957 – Amanda Plummer Tony Award-winning actress : Agnes of God; The Fisher King, Joe Versus the Volcano, The World According to Garp, Pulp Fiction; Christopher Plummer’s daughter
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ The odds of being killed by falling out of bed are one in two million.
♥~ The odds of dying from a mountain lion attack in California: 1 in 32,000,000
♥~ The odds of an American home having at least one container of ice cream in the freezer: 9 in 10.
♥~ Odds of getting away with murder: 2 to 1
♥~ Odds of injury from shaving: 6,585 to 1
♥~ Odds of getting canonized: 20,000,000 to 1
♥~ Odds of catching a ball at a major league ballgame: 563 to 1
♥~ Odds of being considered possessed by Satan: 7,000 to 1
♥~ Odds of a meteor landing on your house: 182,138,880,000,000 to 1
♥~ Chance of dying from a shark attack: 1 in 300,000,000
May the odds be in your favor! But be mindful out there….I would miss you.
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