On this day in 64, a 6-day, 7-night fire started in Rome. The conflagration started as a small campfire, upon which the emperor Nero invented S’Mores. Upon tasting the culinary delight, he was inspired to write a song on his trusty fiddle. He became so obsessed with the song that he wandered away from the fire, and it was just all downhill from there.
Born on this day in 1811 was noted writer, William Makepeace Thackeray. He never lived up to the promise of his own name and caused all manner of ruckus.
On this day in 1908, fireworks were banned in Cleveland, Ohio by someone who hated fun, but loved, ever so dearly, hands.
Born on this day in 1940 was actor James Brolin, who, until this very day, I was mixing up with his son, Josh Brolin, who recently has been in All the movies. I was curious about his immortality, but now it all makes sense.
On this day in 1942, the Garden State Park Racetrack opened in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. The opening was punctuated with introspective, indy-rock music by The Shins, Zero 7 and even Coldplay. The general consensus is that the music was the best part of the movie, I mean racetrack.
Born on this day in 1980 was actress Kristen Bell. Go watch The Good Place.
On this day in 1986, video of the RMS Titanic wreckage was released.
On this day in 1986, James Cameron got a movie boner that lasted more than four hours.