Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 by Mike McKay
Posted in 101 Gold's Posts
…except maybe the pilot of his plane. Plus one big win and an even bigger loss.
Wednesday, August 15th, the 228th Day of 2012.
Today is National Relaxation Day, an excuse for every overworked, underpaid person to do what they’d rather be doing.
Today is National Failures Day.
1935: Humorist Will Rogers and aviator Wiley Post died when their airplane crashed near Point Barrow, Alaska.
1999: Tiger Woods won the PGA Championship, the youngest player to win two majors since Seve Ballesteros.
2004: In Athens, the U.S. men’s basketball team lost 92-73 to Puerto Rico, only the third Olympic defeat ever for the Americans and the first since adding pro players.
1969: A music festival opened in a field near Bethel, New York. Almost 400,000 rock fans heard Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane, Joe Cocker, Santana, the Grateful Dead, the Who, Creedance Clearwater Revival, and Sly and the Family Stone. Two children were born during the 3-day festival; three people died. It was officially called The Woodstock Music and Art Fair.