What do the following have in common?

Sam Houston, Babe Ruth and Katie Couric were making news on this day in history

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012





Today is Be Late For Something Day, sponsored by the Procrastinators’ Club of America.








Today is National Cheese Pizza Day.








1836: Sam Houston was elected president of the Republic of Texas.








1914: Babe Ruth hit his first professional home run for Providence in the International League. He also pitched a one-hit shut-out against Toronto.







2006 Katie Couric makes her debut on the “CBS Evening News.”







1964: Keyboard player Fred Liebowitz of Johannesburg, South Africa released a song which went on its way to being a huge hit for his band which was named after him – oh yeah – that was after he gave himself a new last name and began using his full first name which was Manfred – Mann.