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DayBird - April 20th

By Geoffrey Anjou [ Tue Apr 20 2010 3:08 PM ]

Happy 420! For marijuana smokers, today is a day of celebration.

According to Snopes, no police department has ever used radio call code 420 for anything marijuana –related. That was the story I heard when I was stoned.

The real skinny was a group of high school students in San Rafael, Calif. in 1971 used the code “420 Louis” to tell each other to meet by the statue of Louis Pasteur outside the school at 4:20 p.m. for a smoke session. Jokers, smokers and midnight tokers.

For pot smokers, everyday is a day of celebration. Who am I kidding? moochie hippies.

571 – Muhammad, (traditional date) Prophet and founder of Islam, is born. Could Muhammad move a mountain, or was that just PR? I love Jesus Christ Superstar.

1765 – Abigail Williams, American accuser in the Salem witch trials dies. Finally.

1889 – Adolf Hitler was born this day. To celebrate his 56th, he poked his cabeza out of his bunker for the last time. fucker.

1902 - Scientists Marie and Pierre Curie isolated the radioactive element radium.

1912 – Bram Stoker, Irish author becomes a vampyr.

1920 - Retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, is born with a bowtie. Happy 90th.

1937 – Mr. Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise, is born. In 1942, his family was sent to Rohwer War Relocation Center for internment in Arkansas, then sent to another in California. The more you know.

1999 - The deadliest school shooting in U.S. happened in Littleton, Colorado, as two students armed with guns and explosives stormed into the high school at lunch time. They killed 12 classmates, a teacher and wounded more than 20 other persons before killing themselves.