Thursday, June 27
This is the 177th day of the year, with 190 days remaining in 2013.
If you sing this, you must pay! 1859: The melody of probably the most often sung song in the world, Happy Birthday to You, was composed by Mildred J. Hill, a school teacher born in Louisville, Kentucky.
1950: The United States decided to send troops to fight in the Korean War.
1954: The world's first nuclear power station opened in Obninsk, near Moscow.
1967: The world's first ATM was installed in Enfield, London.
This and That
What does it take to get asked to leave Walmart? Walmart, the Walmart of television cooking personalities, following revelations that she used used the racial epithets and condoned racist jokes in the workplace, the Walmart of revelations. Target, the Walmart of slightly-higher-end non-Walmart stores, is apparently still "evaluating the situation." More here!
Raunch, Renaissance Style! A manual published in the In his introduction to an anthology of 18th-century “libertine literature,” literary scholar Bradford Mudge says pornography was not uncommon in England in the 17th and 18th centuries. Novels, indeed almost all literature contained explicit sex. There's much more, including a fairly graphic etchings. But there are there for the viewing here.
A 64-year-old man in Australia attempted to steal a woman’s car at knifepoint, but he failed to flee the scene quick enough. The man allegedly took too much time loading his walker into the vehicle.
• Bruce Johnston of the Beach Boys is 71
• Fashion designer Vera Wang is 64
• Julia Duffy (Newhart) is 62
• Writer-director J.J. Abrams (Star Trek films) is 47
• Tobey Maguire is (The Cider House Rules, The Great Gatsby) 38
• Reality celebrinot Khloe Kardashian is 29
• Drake Bell is 27
• Ed Westwick (Gossip Girl) is 26