Friday the 13th!
On this day in 1958 velcro was trademarked. Ever since little kids could learn to tie their shoes when they were damn well good and ready. Remember velcro wallets?
Also on this day in 1846 the US declared war on Mexico over land disputes along the border with Texas. We showed them, not only did we take the disputed land, we decided to take half their country with it! It always makes me laugh when Californians complain about Mexicans. They've been there longer than Americans! Ever wonder "why all the Spanish names?". San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Los Gatos, El Segundo, Disneyland, Tiajuana, all Spanish names in California. Thank you very much former president Polk!
The Pope was shot in 1981. He lived for another 25 years.