A close encounter?


And things were really rocking on this day in history.  But not in a good way.

Wednesday, September 19th, the 263rd day of 2012




Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day.







1960: The entourage of Cuban premier Fidel Castro was kicked out of a New York hotel for cooking chickens in their rooms.









27 years ago today, the monstrous Mexico City earthquake struck — it measured 8.1 on the Richter scale, one of the largest ever recorded.









1981: Some 400-thousand watched two former partners reunite in concert at New York City’s Central Park. They had split in 1970.  Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.