Friday, August 31st, the 244th day of 2012
Today is Love Litigating Lawyers Day, a time to appreciate the folks we want on our side when push comes to shove.
Today is Invent A New Sandwich Day. Go ahead, you can do it. Give it a really creative name.
Thomas Edison received the patent for his “kinetoscope” — the first movie projector — on August 31, 1887.
1980 – The 30-year contract between ‘Mr. Television’, Milton Berle, and NBC-TV expired. Uncle Miltie had received $6 million for NOT being on the air since his show, The Texaco Star Theatre, went off the air in the mid-1950s. NBC held Berle to the contract to keep him from appearing on competing networks.
A US court ruled on August 31, 1976, that George Harrison had subconsciously plagiarized parts of his song “My Sweet Lord” from the Chiffons’ hit “He’s So Fine.