This week in history shares tragedy in the wake of Princess Diana and the shooting of Tupac Shakur, triumph from Cal Ripken Jr and America and a Dancing with the Star alum, Handyman/Blankman and a former football player turned actor have birthdays.
Monday, September 1st
- You think baseball today is long? In 1890, Boston would face Pittsburgh in baseball’s first triple header. In more tragic news, on this day in 1997, Buckingham Palace would announce the passing of Princess Diana.
- Born on this day in 1974 is former NFL player and Dancing with the Stars alum, Jason Taylor. Taylor played 15 seasons in the NFL and was a 6x Pro Bowler, but will be forever known for his runner up performance on Dancing with the Stars in 2008. He turns 40.
Tuesday, September 2nd
- For all you fans of money… on this day in 1789, the US Department of Treasury was founded. Alexander Hamilton would be named the first Secretary of Treasury and pretty much single-handedly setup our entire financial system.
- Born on this day in 1951 is former UCLA quarterback and maybe more notably NCIS actor Mark Harmon. In his very first game for the Bruins, he helped lead the team to a stunning upset over 2 time defending champions, the Nebraska Cornhuskers. He turns 63.
Wednesday, September 3rd
- In 1783, the Treaty of Paris is signed and the British are sent packing back to across the Atlantic in the end of the Revolutionary War. United States of America 1, England 0.
- Born on this day in 1986 is X-Games pioneer, skate and snowboard legend Shaun White. The man, the myth, the legend of the X-games turns 28. All we have to say is that if this is his 20’s what is he going to for an encore in his 30’s? Tough life…
Thursday, September 4th
- In 1994, the Cleveland Browns become the first NFL team to score a two point conversion. Thus, making the NFL admit that college football actually did something right. In a miracle, the Browns would even win the game over the Bengals 28-20.
- Born on this day in 1960 is Blankman himself, Damon Wayans. Just remember children, Wayans might be turning 44, but Homey (the Clown) still don’t play that.
Friday, September 5th
- In 1995, Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken Jr ties Lou Gehrig’s Iron Man record of playing in 2,130 consecutive games. Cal would go on to extend the record to 2,632 games, something that might never be matched again.
- Born on this day in 1990 is former Indiana Pacer, current Charlotte Hornet and all-time ear blower… Lance Stephenson. The sweet nothings he whispered in LeBron James ear somehow did not prevent the basketball player from turning 24 this year.
Saturday, September 6th
- In 3114 BC, the Mayan Calendar starts. Wait, are we still here? Can you read this? If you can, then touching on earlier days this week, Cal Ripken breaks Gehrig’s record in 1995 and Princess Diana is laid to rest at her funeral in 1997.
- Born on this day in 1979 is Inga Marchand aka rapper Foxy Brown. The Ill Na Na turns 35.
Sunday, September 7th
- In 1996, Tupac Shakur is shot in drive by shooting after a Mike Tyson fight in Las Vegas, NV. The legendary rapper would go on to pass away 6 days later.
- Born on this day in 1973 is the reason you watched American Pie in the first place. The creator of premature ejac… moments, Shannon Elizabeth turns 41.
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