Have you Heard, it’s Halloween week and today (10/27) is “Black Cat Day.”
One statistic shows, probably due to superstition, it takes a black cat 13% longer to get adopted than a cat of another color.
This is totally a coincidence, but today also marks the 25th anniversary of Janet Jackson hitting number-one on the U.S. pop charts with “Black Cat.”
It was the fourth of Jackson’s ten number-one hits
Bruce Springsteen became the first rock and roller to be on the covers of both “Time” and “Newsweek” at the same time, 40 years ago today.
Future President Theodore Roosevelt was born 157 years ago today (10/27/1858).
135 years ago today, T.R. married Alice Lee.
Alice died about 3 1/2 years later, just two days after giving birth of their first child. Alice had a kidney disease that was masked by her pregnancy.
That same day, Valentine’s Day 1884, was T.R.’s worst-ever day, as his mother died of typhoid fever, just hours before his wife. They both died in the same home.
Theodore re-married in 1886 and 15 years later, became the nation’s youngest-ever president.
Roosevelt died when he was only 60.
Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe divorced 61 years ago today. They were married less than a year.
The New York subway system opened 111 years ago today.
Monty Python co-founder John Cleese is 76 years old today.
Singer Lee Greenwood is 73.
Today is also Navy Day and Cranky Co-Workers Day.
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