I want you to be happy day
Peach blossom day
National anthem day
If Pets Had thumbs Day
1791 - The U.S. Congress passed a resolution that created the U.S. Mint.
1845 - Florida became the 27th U.S. state.
1923 - The first issue of Time magazine was published.
Alexander Graham Bell 1847
Jean Harlow 1911
James Doohan 1920
Jennifer Warnes 1947 - Singer
Mianda Richardson 1958 - Actress
Mary Page Keller 1961
Herschel Walker 1962
Jackie Joyner-Kersee 1962 - Olympic track and field gold medalist
Julia Bowen 1970 - Actress ("Ed", "Boston Legal")
David Faustino 1974 - Actor ("Married With Children")
Danny Masterson 1976
Jessica Biel 1982 - Actress ("7th Heaven")
1931 - The "Star Spangled Banner" was adopted as the American national anthem. The song was originally known as "Defense of Fort McHenry."
1931 - The first jazz album to sell a million copies was recorded. It was "Minnie The Moocher" by Cab Calloway.
With 50 million tweets per day, or roughly 1 billion words, it would take a single person 10 years to read just one day's worth.
Going nonstop for 24 hours, a person would probably get through about 13,000 tweets. Impressive.
And For Facebook Status Updates?
A year ago, Facebook was seeing 700 status updates per second, as compared with Twitter's 600. According to those figures, it would take almost 11.67 years to just read every status update on Facebook.
That doesn't even include a large amount of content, including posts on other people's walls. Almost 1 billion pieces of new content are created on Facebook per day.
Salon.com asks: What's with all the anti-Obama obituaries?
Example: A paid obituary notice for James Harrison, a native of The Woodlands, Texas, who died of cancer last week:
In lieu of flowers, at Jim's request, please make a donation to ANYONE running against Barack Hussein Obama, or the American Cancer Society.
This is at least the sixth anti-Obama obituary since last August.
An obituary for one Ellwood Eckert, who died in October, appeared in the Montgomery Advertiser with this solicitation:
"In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Faith Rescue Mission; the American Cancer Society, your favorite charity or, in keeping with Ellwood's sense of humor, anyone running against Obama in 2012."
Another came from Don Unsworth, a Georgia businessman who died in September. His obituary attracted a lot of media attention because it asked that "donations be sent to the American Cancer Society, or to the campaign of anybody who is running against President Barack Obama in 2012."
A bill is on the table in New Hampshire that could make it illegal for TSA agents to do random security pat downs and body scans.
The bill says "touching or viewing with a technological device of a person's breasts or genitals by a government security agent without probable cause is a sexual assault."
The bill's co-sponsor wants to put agents who do the pat downs on the sex offender registry.
A Democratic assemblyman from Queens put together a proposal that would require every bicycle in New York state to have a license plate, a yearly registration, and an inspection of the bike.
A second bill, that's also in the works, would make it so every rider has to be insured and carry identification.
The law would mean about $1.875 million for New York, plus $375,000 every additional year in fees.
According to lawmakers, it's not about the money.
The bill would work on "ensuring personal protection for cases such as bicycle theft or bicycle accidents."
A state lawmaker in Tennessee has proposed a new bill which would require dogs to wear seatbelts in cars.
Rep. Jim Cobb says it is a distraction for drivers to have their dogs roaming around their cars and it can be dangerous.
The bill would require dogs or other animals to be strapped in while in the interior of a car while it is in motion.
If you're going to have to make an important decision in the near future, you might want to drink a lot of water first.
A new study shows that people who really, really have to pee actually make better long-term decisions.
Study participants either drank a lot of water or just a little, then answered questions comparing short-term rewards (for instance, a $16 handout tomorrow) and long-term rewards (or a $30 handout in 35 days).
Those who had a full bladder were more likely to hold out for the bigger reward.