This Day in History.

TheRob

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The only day that really matters is February 10th, 1972. Whatever. Here we go.

"You mean you haven't even finished Grade 7 yet?" "What is no Alex. Can we get some harder questions here?"

Yes, this day in history, 1940 to be exact, Canada's favorite game show host was born. Alex Trebek emerged from his mothers womb in Sudbury Ontario. The game show scene would never be the same. :D Although the fight between Happy Gilmore and Bob Barker was epic, imagine how much epicer it could have been had it bee Alex Trebek. The possibilities are endless.

His birthday is shared with some serious Russian Handball history. On this day in 1976 the Russian Handball team won gold at the Montreal Olympics. From what I hear, it was an incredibly pacey, hard fought match with bone jarring hits, and swift passing.

Other July 22nd birthdays:

Emma Lazarus (1849 - 1887) - Jewish American author
Edward Hopper (1882 - 1967)
Alexander Calder (1898 - 1976)
Bob Dole (1923 - )
Tom Robbins (1936 - ) - Who?
Danny Glover (1947 - ) - Great in the Lethal Weapon series.
Albert Brooks (1947 - ) - Nemo's father. Who knew?
Don Henley (1947 - ) - Been trying to get down, to the heart of the matter.
Willem Dafoe (1955 - ) - Awsome in Platoon. Not so much in Spiderman.
John Leguizamo (1964 - )
David Spade (1964 - ) - Do we claim him as a Canadian or no?

WOW! I can't wait until tomorrow!
 
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I believe it is Tim Robbins that starred in The Shawshank Redemption, not Tom Robbins. He also was in Arlington Road, Bull Durham, and has a great cameo in Anchorman.
 

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David Spade (1964 - ) - Do we claim him as a Canadian or no?


We claim the Pre-Hairloss Spade, the yanks can have the one with the bad hair work.

Nice "Spade"work Rob looking all that up for us.

:eek:
 

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The only day that really matters is February 10th, 1972

I wouldn't go that far, TheRob, but it was significant as it showed just how sad the British government in regards to nationalist people living in the north of Ireland and others who understood their plight. Paul McCartney and the Wings certainly did........Fcuking government....


In case you're wondering, the BBC(compliments of the government) banned the song "Give Ireland back to the Irish". Well done, Paul.



As for July 22nd.......

not much to say except a rainfall record was set for Minnesota with 27.53 cm falling in a 24 hour span.


I'll get me coat.
 

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