February 2nd

1848 Mexican-American War: The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is signed. Ends Mexican War.

We should know this one.

1922 James Joyce's "Ulysses" published in Paris (1,000 copies)

I know someone who is/has read it twice. Facebook Status:
“Re-reading Ulysses”
Really? Poseur.
I’m re-reading Youth in Revolt, instead of watching the movie. I liked Michael Cera in Arrested Development. I think we all did. I just don’t know what’s up with his suckage since.

1925 Alaska Diphtheria

A major epidemic of Diphtheria in Nome, Alaska, today received much needed diphtheria serum delivered by a team of sled dogs led by Gunnar Kasson

I like to say Diphtheria over and over.

1933 Buster Keaton

Buster Keaton fired from MGM. The reason that was given in one history report was that he was drinking excessively, and silently doing stunts.

Buster would totally be my friend.

1949 First 45 RPM vinyl record released

It was not Supergiant.

1971 Uganda Idi Amin

Major General Idi Amin declares himself president of Uganda and chief of the armed forces. Genocide to follow.

Not my friend.

1979 Sid Vicious

Sid Vicious died this dia from a heroin overdose. His death occurred only one day after he was bailed out of jail, the whole Nancy thing. Maybe he was sad he never learned how to play the bass.

Could go either way.