On this day in…
1519: Leonardo Da Vinci died. With a smile.
1933: Adolf Hitler implemented Gleichschaltung – a policy that banned labor unions. Gleichschaltung is still in effect today… at SM malls.
1936: Engelbert Humperdinck was released and let go today, I mean born.
1974: The filming of “Jaws” began. Members of PETA protested the extended shooting hours for sharks.
1974: The filming of “Jaws” began. Members of PETA protested the negative portrayal of sharks.
1975: David Beckham kicked his way out of his mother’s womb.
1994: Nelson Mandela claimed victory after South Africa’s first democratic elections. As of press time, Jamby Madrigal has yet to concede.
1994: Singer Michael Bolton was found to have plagiarized Isley Brothers’ “Love is a Wonderful Thing.” He was instantly named honorary member of the Supreme Court of the Philippines.
1999: Mireya Moscoso becomes the first woman to be elected President of Panama. A few years later, her son, Noynoy Moscoso also ran and won.
Thanks to Wikipedia, History On This Day, and Today in History.
Have a great week ahead! Let’s go Lakers!