The Moron's Daily Briefing

Dec. 10 - Sixty-six years ago today King Edward VIII of England abdicated the throne of England to marry American divorcee Wallis Warfield Spencer Simpson. Fifteen years and one day later (on December 11, 1951), Joe DiMaggio announced his retirement from baseball and three years later he married Marilyn Monroe.

The superiority of the American retirement system cannot be doubted.

It's Foundation of the MPLA Worker's Party Day in Angola, Constitution Day in Thailand, and International Human Rights Day in Cambodia, Equatorial Guinea, Namibia and the Turks & Caicos Islands.

Kenneth Branagh turns 42 today. He shares his birthday with Susan Dey (1952), Chet Huntley (1911), and Emily Dickinson (1830).

The guy who invented the Dewey Decimal System was also born a long time ago on this date, but I can't remember his name.

2002, The Moron's Almanac™

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