Just when you thought it was safe to say “today is stupid”…aside from the Donald Trump part in this, you were wrong.
- Donald Trump – 70
- Boy George – 55
World Blood Donor Day:
The history of blood donation goes back further than you might expect, reaching as far back as the 17th century. The medical specialists of the time knew that blood was a vital element in the body and losing too much of it was bound to have tragic consequences on the patient. So it was that experimentation began, and a whole new breed of heroes was born that contribute their blood so that others may live. Blood Donors save lives every day by giving of themselves so that accident victims and those in need of transfusions for surgeries can live. (source: daysoftheyear.com)
Nobody needs an excuse to enjoy the odd tipple, but Bourbon Day gives the perfect excuse to dust off a bottle of this fine whiskey and have a few glasses. Legend has it that the day is the anniversary of the very first time this famous drink was distilled in the late 1700s and whatever the truth of this it is surely a day worth celebrating. There are plenty of ways for whiskey lovers and others to get in the swing of things to enjoy this special day. Hotels and restaurants can enter the spirit of the occasion by organizing a dinner in honor of Bourbon. Individuals can entertain family and friends by trying their hand at some old or new Bourbon cocktail recipes and add a little splash of whiskey to a meal to make it a night to remember. (source: daysoftheyear.com)
Today in History: 1998 – Jordan leads bulls to sixth NBA Title
On June 14, 1998, Michael Jordan leads the Chicago Bulls to an 87-86 win over the Utah Jazz in Game Six of the NBA Finals to clinch their third consecutive NBA title. Jordan scored 45 points and hit the winning jump shot with 5.2 seconds left on the clock in what seemed a fitting end to a historic career.
The Chicago Bulls won the NBA title every year from 1991 to 1998, except a two-year gap in 1994 and 1995 when Jordan left the NBA to play baseball. In the 1997 and 1998 NBA Finals, the Bulls faced the veteran Utah Jazz, led by point guard and all-time assists leader John Stockton and power forward Karl Malone, second on the career points list. The Bulls, led by Jordan, were a colorful group that included small forward Scottie Pippen, the controversial rebounding champ Dennis Rodman and Phil Jackson, their Zen master coach. (Source: History.com)
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