Published on May 31, 2013
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1967 Anderson Cooper -- The silver haired television personality Anderson Cooper is one of the best of the old school style journalist.
*Host of Anderson Cooper 360 on CNN
*Contracted Malaria in Kenya at 17-years-old
*Worked for the CIA
*Correspondent since early 1990s
*Frustrated with lack of opportunity, he forged a Press Pass to get into war-torn Myanmar
*Gay Silver-haired Angel
1986 Rafael Nadal -- "the King of Clay" Rafael Nadal is one of the best tennis players of all time. He also fought one of the most epic matches in history when he defeated Roger Federer at Wimbledon in 2008.
*Spanish tennis player
*2nd all time leader in prize money
*609-124 in Singles (as of May 2013)
*54 career titles in Singles (as of May 2013)
*Gold Medal (2008)
1906 Josephine Baker -- The Créole Goddess Josephine Baker was a famous dancer and singer who inspired artists like Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Pablo Picasso, and Christian Dior.
*World renowned sensation.
*One of the first singers to be a bonafied 'Diva'
*Had a "Rainbow Tribe" of 12 children adopted from different countries
*basically invented Exotic Dancing as art
*Major figure in the Harlem Renaissance
1839 -- In 1839 Chinese officials wished to end the spread of opium, so they destroyed 1.2 million kilograms of it. The drug dealers, otherwise known as the British, went to war over this. It marks the beginning of modern Chinese history.
*Qing Dynasty destroyed 1.2 million kilograms of Opium
*British flip their shit, because they are the drug dealers
*Ends up starting First Opium War (1839-1842)
*Ended the Canton system of trade (high demand for Chinese goods traded only for silver, the only trade the Chinese found valuable)
*Opium became the only other trade good that the Chinese want... after the British addict them to it.
1942 Curtis Mayfield -- R&B singer Curtis Mayfield was one of the founders and greatest musicians in the history of funk music.
*Pioneer of Funk
*Composed the soundtrack to "SuperFly"
*Black students sang his songs while being marched off to jail during civil rights era
*Martin Luther King Jr. played, "Keep on Pushing", "People Get Ready", and "We're a Winner" during rallies and marches.
*Racists radio banned his music, because there is nothing more dangerous than music.
1937 and in 1937 The Duke of Windsor had earlier abdicated the throne of the United Kingdom in order to marry American socialite Wallis Simpson on this day.
*Prince Edward the former King Edward VIII
*Abdicated his throne to marry American socialite Wallis Simpson
* "Duke of Windsor" is a made up title, with a Unicorn in the crest.
*Very romantic or historically Pussy whipped. Historians are divided.
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