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March 13th, 2007, 05:15 AM
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-Today is National Open An Umbrella Indoors Day, a day to open an umbrella indoors and see if anything bad happens, sponsored by Thomas Knibb of Walkersville, Maryland.

-Today is Good Samaritan Involvement Day, a time to be unselfish and get involved to help others.

-Today is Uncle Sam Day. On March 13, 1852, the New York Lantern first featured the Uncle Sam character. Uncle Sam came to be a symbol of American patriotism. The nickname of Uncle Sam was first used in the September 7, 1813, issue of New York's Troy Post.

-Today is Commonwealth Day in the United Kingdom.



On this date in . . .

1961: Ricky Nelson recorded "Travelin' Man." It became his second #1 song. "Poor Little Fool" reached #1 in 1958.

1975: Singers George Jones and Tammy Wynette were divorced after a stormy 6-year marriage.

1983: The Larry King Live show premiered on CNN.

1987: Bryan Adams' "Heat of the Night" became the first commercially released cassette single in the U.S.

1990: A blind man robbed a bank in Vallejo, California, then asked the teller to guide him out of the building. She refused, and he was still trying to find his way out when police arrived. (oh boy... talk about your stupid criminals. )

2006: U.S. Customs agents in California found 250 bogus billion dollar bills while investigating a man charged with currency smuggling. The investigation led agents to a West Hollywood apartment where they found the stash of yellowing and wrinkled one billion dollar bills with an issue date of 1934 and bearing a picture of President Grover Cleveland.
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