Wednesday's child is full of woe, we learned yesterday. Still, it's hours beyond lawyerday, is it not? So, let us all rejoice, for we have spun around the axis yet another day and managed to avoid punching Twist in the face. Instead of being witty this Wednesday, I turn to my dear friend the Internet for some assistance. Let's go to On This Day in History, shall we?
- Those who were born on July 18 share a birthday with Hunter S. Thompson and Vin Diesel.
- On this date in 1998, Warsaw offered Michael Jackson four possible locations to build a theme park.
- On this date in...
1927 - Ty Cobb set a major league baseball record by getting his 4,000th career hit. He hit 4,191 before he retired in 1928.
1964 - Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds hit the only grand slam home run of his career.
1970 - Ron Hunt of the San Francisco Giants was hit by a pitch for the 119th time in his career.
1985 - Jack Nicklaus II, at age 23 years old, made his playing debut on the pro golf tour at the Quad Cities Open in Coal Valley, IL.
2000 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana. He was stopped for speeding and then failed to pass a sobriety test. Abdul-Jabbar was the leading scorer in National Basketball Association (NBA) history at the time.
Onto the links!