Thursday, May 19, 2011

I hope I die before I get old

May 19th
On this day in 1965 Pete Townshend wrote "My Generation" on his 20th birthday. One of the great rock anthems of all time, "My Generation" used slurred lyrics to imitate a mod on amphetamines with Townshends feedback on guitar that influenced many guitar players. Now Townshend IS old, and had a child porn charge on his record, I bet Petey is looking back on his younger days with much fondness.
On this day in 1962 President John F. Kennedy celebrated his birthday at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The highlight of the night was Marilyn Monroe's infamous rendition of "Happy Birthday".
On this day in 1536 Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII was beheaded on charges of adultery, treason, and incest. Henry created the Church of England in order to divorce his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, so for wife number 2 he needed a new set of excuses to be rid of her. Boleyn didn't produce the male heir that Henry so badly wanted so he moved on to the next girl...then the next...then the next, got his male heir, but she died, so he moved on to the last. Six wives!

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