DAILY BRIEFINGThe Moron's Daily Briefing
Feb. 26 - On this date in 1936, the Japanese Army mistook Japan for a foreign country and conquered it. This disrupted the Japanese automotive industry, giving Adolf Hitler the opportunity to preside over the official opening of the first Volkswagen factory. (The good people at Volkswagen seem to overlook this anniversary every year.)
Michael Bolton turns 50 today. He shares his birthday with fellow musicians Johnny Cash (1932) and Fats Domino (1928), as well as Tony Randall (1920), Jackie Gleason (1916), William "Fred Mertz" Frawley (1887), William "Buffalo Bill" Cody (1846), Levi "I'm About More Than Pants" Strauss (1829), and Victor Hugo (1802).
It's Flag Day in Antigua and Barbuda, Independence Day in the Dominican Republic, and Republic Day in Western Sahara.
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