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CBMS May 15th, 2007 08:24 AM

Today is True Confessions Day.

Today is Flip Your Mattress Day.

Today is International Day of Families, sponsored by the UN.

Today is National Chocolate Chip Day.

Today is Peace Officer Memorial Day, a part of National Police Week. Flags on all government buildings will be flown at half-staff today.

Today is Never Turn Your Back on the Ocean Day.

Today is Relive Your Past By Listening to the First Music You Ever Bought No Matter What It Was No Excuses Day

Today is Independence Day in Paraguay.

The Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season begins today and continues through November 30th.

On this date in . . .

1888: The swinging washing machine was patented. The machine was attached to a large swing, which children could swing in and power the machine

1940: Nylon stockings appeared on sale for the first time in the U.S. Competing brands went on sale simultaneously under an agreement between manufacturers.

1957: Elvis Presley inhaled a cap from one of his teeth. He was hospitalized in Los Angeles, where surgeons removed the cap from his lung.

1974: Mr. & Mrs. Frank Zappa announced the birth of their third child, Ahmet Rodan. He was named after a Japanese movie monster who lived on a diet of 707 jets.

1997: U.S. health officials approved the first nicotine-free anti-smoking drug, Zyban, which worked on chemicals in the brain that control addiction.

Fun Fact: When astronauts first shaved in space, their weightless whiskers floated up to the ceiling. A special razor was developed to draw the whiskers in like a vacuum cleaner.

*info borrowed from: http://halife.com/daily/triviatues15.html

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