Happy birthday to the “sandwich”!
John Montagu, the Fourth Earl of Sandwich, decided he didn’t want to leave his card game to get a bite to eat. He told his servant to put some roast beef on two slices of toasted bread, thus creating the tasty treat that bears his name.
So you’re saying laziness started one of modern-day America’s favorite things? AWESOME! I love sammiches!
Nearly 100,000 people died and at least 70,000 more were injured as the B-29 bomber Enola Gay dropped the first non-test nuclear weapon the world ever saw on Hiroshima, Japan.
The bomb exploded at 58 seconds past 8:15 a.m. and leveled every structure within a radius of five miles.
Another nuclear bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan three days later, and then on September 2, Japan surrendered unconditionally. That ended World War II.
Ray Parker Jr. had the number one song in the land with Ghostbusters!
Great song, but was it a scam? Sure it was! Shortly after this came out, Huey Lewis successfully sued, saying it sounded too much like his song, I Want A New Drug.
Well, it does…
Timothy Dalton became the fourth actor to be named James Bond!
Arnold Schwarzenegger announced he was running for Governor of the state of California on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno!
Hey, this guy has class-act politician written all over him!
and then lastly…
A helicopter containing members of Navy SEAL 6 is shot down in Afghanistan. It is considered the worst loss of U.S. Military life in a single incident in the Afghanistan campaign
Out of the 38 people killed, 15 were from the Naval Special Warfare Development Group‘s Gold Squadron Team 6, the group that had recently killed Osama Bin Laden.
Was this revenge?
Either way, rest in peace to these souls!