DAILY BRIEFINGThe Moron's Daily Briefing
Sep. 26 - It was on this day in 1580 that Francis Drake returned to Plymouth, England, ending a three-and-a-half year journey around the world. It was nearly four more centuries, however, before "The Beverly Hillbillies" premiered on CBS (on this day in 1962). The lengthy lapse between these watershed events has never been explained.
Today is the birthday of Serena Williams (1981), Shawn Stockman (1972), Linda Hamilton (1956), Olivia Newton-John (1948), John Coltrane (1926), Julie London (1926), Jack LaLanne (1914), George Gershwin (1898), T.S. Eliot (1888), and John Chapman (1774). Many people were not born today, including Leonard Chapman, Maria Guatelupe, and Chuck Furber.
It's Constitution Day in Liechtenstein and Revolution Day in Yemen.
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