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The Times They Are A-Changin'

(SNN) - How times have changed. It used to be that the things that happened “in this day in history” were more important, more exciting, more significant to the world. Let’s pick a date at random to use as an example; March 22.

Apparently, this was quite a day in history. Among the amazing things that happened on previous March 22nds was the Stamp Act was imposed by the British on colonial America. The bastards! That was in 1765. Then, in 1894, the first ever Stanley Cup final was played. The Montreal Amateur Athletic Association triumphed over the Ottawa Capitals to take the auspicious hardware.

Also on the 22nd, in 1896, Auguste and Louis Lumiere invented celluloid motion picture film. This explains why there is no highlight reel for the first Stanley Cup game the year before. As well on that day, although in 1945, the Arab League was formed in Cairo. I’m not sure which sport they play but probably either soccer or camel-polo.

There were many other milestones for this date, including Martin Luther King’s famous civil rights march, Comet Hale-Bop (not to be confused with the pop group, Hansen’s MMMBop) was at it’s closest approach to Earth and the president of Mali was punted in a coup. There’s some really exciting stuff!

Now, however, thanks to Facebook, the things that happened on March 22nd, 2013 was the following newsy bits:

  • My pal, Ian, doesn’t want to go to work today. He posts that same comment everyday.
  • Jacqui has washed her hair and doesn’t know what to do with it.
  • It is my sister’s birthday.
  • Madeline needs a coffee to wake up.
  • Beth-Anne has a kitten that wears sunglasses.

Boy, I sure miss the good old days.

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