INTERPREP ★ MAY 18, 2017

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DATEBOOK: MAY 18, 2017

This is day 138 of 2017. There are 227 days remaining.

BIRTHDAYS

• Dwayne Hickman (The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis) is 83

• Hall of Fame baseball player Brooks Robinson is 80

• Hall of Fame baseball player Reggie Jackson is 71

• Chow Yun-Fat (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon) is 62.

• Hall of Fame tennis player Yannick Noah is 57

• Tina Fey (30 Rock, SNL) is 47

• Jack Johnson is 42

• Allen Leech (Downton Abbey) is 36

IT HAPPENED TODAY

• 1876: Wyatt Earp started work in Dodge City, Kansas under Marshal Larry Deger.

• 1897: Dracula, a novel by Irish author Bram Stoker, was published.

• 1910: The Earth passed through the tail of Comet Halley.

• 1953: Jackie Cochran became the first woman to break the sound barrier. She flew in a F-86 Sabrejet at an average speed of 652.337 miles per hour at Rogers Dry Lake, California.

• 1980: Mount St. Helens erupted in Washington, killing 57 people and causing $3 billion in damage.

• 2004: At age 40, Randy Johnson became the oldest pitcher in major league history to throw a perfect game, retiring all 27 batters to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks over the Atlanta Braves 2-0.

• 2009: Australian researchers said that tall workers earn more than their shorter colleagues, especially among men.

• 2012: Retired American psychiatrist Robert Spitzer said his 2001 study was “fatally flawed”. The study falsely supported the myth that gay people could be “cured”.

• 2013: A rare 19th century torpedo was discovered off the coast of California.

SPECIAL EVENTS

• International Museum Day

• Buy A Musical Instrument Day

• Hummus Day

• Visit Your Relatives Day

• Cheese Souffle Day

UPCOMING

• May 20: Armed Forces Day

• May 29: Memorial Day

• June 14: Flag Day

• June 18: Father’s Day

More holidays


NUMBER FOR THE DAY

25: Percentage of the world’s prisoners who are in U.S. prisons.


NEWS ATTACK!

A new study finds that a marriage is more likely to end in divorce if the husband doesn’t like his wife’s girlfriends. [It’s even more likely to end in divorce if he really likes one of her girlfriends.]

As an example of the widespread problem of opioid addiction in the United States, authorities had to work feverishly to save the life of a pet rat that had OD’d on heroin. [And it wasn’t your stereotypical rat but a suburban white-collar college-educated rodent.]

It was announced that the next season will be the last for Scandal. [The drama just can’t compete with the one in the White House.]

A man in Texas is taking a woman to small-claims court over the $17.31 he spent for a ticket to see Guardians of the Galaxy 2 in 3D on their first and only date. He says she kept texting during the movie and wouldn’t stop so he asked her to take it outside. She did, but then drove away. [And they both wonder why they’re still single.]

A pair of teenagers illegally climbed the Golden Gate Bridge and videoed themselves doing backflips. [But if that had been a homework assignment, they wouldn’t have gone anywhere near the bridge.]

McDonald’s has pulled a controversial ad in the UK that showed a boy whose only consolation after the death of his father was eating a Filet-O-Fish sandwich. [That is so insensitive. At a time like that only a Whopper will do.]

President Trump spoke to U.S. Coast Guard graduates Wednesday. [But it was Melania who was sending out the S.O.S.]

Amy Schumer and her boyfriend have broken up. [In retrospect she should have never insisted that he watch her new movie, Snatched.]

Turn back your clocks. The musical acts on tour this spring and summer include Queen, Foreigner, Boston, Aerosmith, KISS, Alice Cooper, Billy Joel and Rod Stewart. [All the acts are still popular and are expected to fill up even the nation’s largest assisted living community centers.]

Turn back your clocks. The musical acts on tour this spring and summer include Queen, Foreigner, Boston, Aerosmith, KISS, Alice Cooper, Billy Joel and Rod Stewart. [To accommodate their fans all shows will begin at 5 o’clock.]

Turn back your clocks. The musical acts on tour this spring and summer include Queen, Foreigner, Boston, Aerosmith, KISS, Alice Cooper, Billy Joel and Rod Stewart. [Those shows can still be pretty rowdy with spaced-out fans doing shot after shot of Metamucil.]


NEWS & NUGGETS

FACEBOOK LIVE WILL NOW STREAM PROFESSIONAL CROSSFIT _ Professional CrossFit events will now stream on Facebook Live. Up until this point, CrossFit would stream events from it’s own site. Now it’ll also stream to YouTube as well as Facebook Live. The first event to be streamed will be the CrossFit Regionals, which begin this Friday.

560 MILLION OLD PASSWORDS HAVE LEAKED ONLINE _ It’s probably time to change your passwords again. All of them. Especially if there are any passwords you have been using for more than 12 months. It’s because a huge database of 560 million login credentials has been found online, waiting to be discovered by hackers and bored middle-schoolers. There have been several major data breaches in recent years, all of which have resulted in millions of email addresses and passwords becoming available to anyone who has the know-how to find them. So that’s how a database containing hundreds of millions of old passwords has leaked online.

IN-N-OUT LOST ITS TITLE AS AMERICA’S FAVORITE BURGER CHAIN _ America has a new favorite burger chain. Five Guys has triumphed over In-N-Out. The chain received the top spot in the burger category in an annual (Harris Poll) survey. This is the first time Five Guys has been crowned the burger champion. In-N-Out had the top spot for the last two years and this year came in second.

… While McDonald’s earned top marks for familiarity, the fast-food giant ranked seventh, behind brands like Shake Shack, Wendy’s, and Culver’s.

… The first Five Guys opened its doors in 1986, in Arlington, Virginia. The chain is known for its burgers, grilled in front of customers and topped with limitless toppings, and fries, cooked in peanut oil. There are about 1,500 locations worldwide.

MOM SAYS STRANGER STOLE HER $1,800 STROLLER AT DISNEY _ When you spend the day in a fun, family-friendly spot like a Disney park, the last thing you expect is to have a stranger walk off with your baby gear. But that’s exactly what one mom says happened to her. Lauren Collazo shared a photo she says shows a woman stealing her pricey stroller at Disney World. The photo has landed the alleged criminal in hot water with the police.

… It wasn’t just the stroller that went missing — the family said there was a wallet in there and an expensive EpiPen. But once they took to the Internet with their story, they got help from over 700 people who hit the share button.

… The alleged thief turned herself in and is now facing charges of grand theft after allegedly selling the stroller to another mom on Craigslist.

WOMAN CONFRONTS CHEATING HUSBAND AND GIRLFRIEND AT WALMARTAUDIO 🎧  Watch out, cheaters — the one you’re cheating on could hunt you down, video you and share it online. They might also track down your new squeeze and put that video online. A woman tracked down her cheating husband at a Walmart and confronted him and his new hobby. First the woman shamed the girlfriend, who claimed she had no idea her boyfriend was married. Then she tracked her husband down in the parking lot and gave him an earful.

FB icon Start it on Facebook, take it to the phones: When you found out he or she had cheated, did you confront his/her new squeeze?

GOOGLE ASSISTANT HELPS WITH CHORES ON LG APPLIANCES _ The appliance company LG revealed that its Signature-branded washing machines, dryers, fridges, ovens and air purifiers are getting a Google Assistant update later this month. This means you’ll be able to use voice commands with your Google Home gadget to do things like tell your fridge to make more ice, or get real-time air quality updates from your air purifier. LG says these kind of features are also coming to its connected air conditioners and robotic vacuums, such as the Hom-Bot Turbo+.

GISELE BUNDCHEN: TOM BRADY HAD A CONCUSSION LAST YEAR _ According to his wife, Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady played through a concussion last year on his way to a fifth Super Bowl title. She says the injury, which was not reported by the team, left her worried about how long he should continue to play football. Asked if she wanted the New England Patriots quarterback to retire, Bundchen expressed concern in an interview on CBS This Morning that aired Wednesday.

THERE’S A REAL RAT CAFE COMING _ With the exception of the Pixar film Ratatouille, rats and dining never go together. But a San Francisco tourist attraction will soon feature the rodents at a pop-up cafe. The San Francisco Dungeon, an immersive show and history lesson aimed at tourists, announced its Rat Cafe will pop up for two days only in July. For $50 — which includes admission to a show — cafe-goers can sip coffee while surrounded by rats.

… The rats are all reportedly up for adoption through Rattie Ratz, a group that rescues and rehabilitates rats. So if you bond with a cafe rat you can bring him or her home.

MAYORAL CANDIDATE PITCHES HIGH-SPEED GONDOLAS TO FIX TRAFFIC _ One of Seattle’s underdog mayoral candidates has an idea for easing the traffic issues in Seattle: large, high-speed, ski-slope style gondolas. Besides the way in which city leaders are approaching the homeless and drug issues, Lever says it’s important to look for solutions to traffic congestion. That includes commuting through the air. He said in a radio interview: “You have to go around the world to look at what ideas they are using to solve these traffic problems. … There is a, believe it or not, high-speed gondola system that a lot of cities are using to bypass a lot of the traffic on the ground. If you look at it, we have seven hills here. We could use a high-speed gondola system that is one-twentieth the price of street cars…”

CANADA MAKES IT ILLEGAL TO REMOVE PASSENGERS ON OVERBOOKED PLANES _ Canada’s looked south to the U.S. for examples of what NOT to do when flights are overbooked — and has decided to do something about it. The country’s transportation minster has announced that no one who has bought a ticket for a domestic or international flight in Canada will be allowed to be removed because of overbooking.

22-YEAR-OLD WHO STOPPED CYBER ATTACK IS DONATING REWARD _ The 22-year-old British man who “accidentally” halted Friday’s devastating global cyber attack says he plans to give his $10,000 reward to charity. The “WannaCry” malware’s spread was halted when the young British security researcher registered a website he found when investigating the malware’s code. In doing so, he inadvertently triggered a “kill switch”. He has now been offered a $10,000 reward — and plans to donate it.

INMATE WHO WAS MISTAKENLY FREED WINS RELEASE _ A Colorado man who was sent back to prison after being mistakenly released was told by a judge this week that he is a free man. Rene Lima-Marin was serving a 98-year prison term for robbing two video stores in 1998. He was released improperly in 2008, but was rearrested in 2014 when authorities realized the mistake. But in a 165-page decision, the judge said “it would be utterly unjust to compel Lima-Marin … to serve the rest of his extremely long sentence.” The reason is simple: In the six years that Lima-Miran was free, he found a job, got married, started raising a family, and purchased a home.

SCIENTISTS HAVE FOUND A ‘PUFFY’ PLANET _ Astronomers have found a giant exoplanet larger than Jupiter, but with extremely low mass — a composition that gives this mysterious ‘puffy planet’ a density very similar to styrofoam. The team who found KELT-11b, which orbits a star located about 320 light-years from Earth, says this “extraordinarily inflated” world is the third-lowest density planet.

WHAT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT ONE YEAR AGO: WISCONSIN, YOU’RE DRUNK! Wisconsin made its presence known on a list ranking the drunkest cities in America (via 24/7 Wall Street). 1) Appleton, Wisconsin, 2) Oshkosh-Neenah, Wisconsin 3) Green Bay, Wisconsin 4) Madison, Wisconsin 5) Fargo, North Dakota 6) La Crosse – Onalaska, Wisconsin 7) Fond du Lac, Wisconsin 8) Ames, Iowa 9) Eau Claire, Wisconsin 10) Mankato-North Mankato, Minnesota


WACKY-BUT-TRUE

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: SUSPECT FLEES COURT THROUGH TOILET WINDOW _ A man on trial in Indonesia for allegedly stealing large sums of cash from a cash machine was able to flee court by climbing out of a bathroom window. After climbing through the window, police suspect he made his getaway from the courthouse by hailing a taxi. They’re still looking for him.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: SON SEEKING CASH PULLS WANNACRY HOAX ON PARENTS _ A man in China who thought he had fallen victim to the WannaCry ransomware virus after losing his electricity found it was instead his own son attempting to extort money from him. The father called electricians after finding a message taped to his door: “Your electric meter and wires have been hacked by the virus… Without my help, there is no way to get your power back.” Power company employees arrived to find not a hacker at work, but instead a switched-off circuit breaker.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: PARENTS BRAWLED AS KIDS WERE WALKED DOWN THE AISLE AT GRADUATION _ Chaos erupted in a Tennessee church on Tuesday as parents began brawling while students filed into their high school graduation. As “Pomp and Circumstance” played at the high school (Arlington High School) ceremony at the church outside of Memphis, parents sitting in the audience hit and screamed at one another. Church security eventually intervened, with footage showing at least two of the women detained. The scuffle broke out over an attempt to save a seat.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: MOONING WOMAN _ Police arrested a New York woman they say repeatedly exposed her naked butt out of the back of her van. The woman denied mooning people, but her pants were around her knees and she was wearing no underwear when questioned by an officer.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: CAR BREAKS MAN’S FALL _ A Slovenian man survived a fall from the twelfth floor of an apartment building when he landed on a car. The man suffered broken arms, legs and ribs — but doctors said it was amazing he survived. The owner of the car said, “I didn’t know whether to be happy or sad. He ruined my car, but it saved his life.”


ON TELEVISION

SEASON FINALE: GREY’S ANATOMY (8p ET, ABC) — New. The doctors’ lives are at risk after a dangerous patient escapes the hospital room. Grey’s has been renewed for a 14th season.

THE BIG BANG THEORY (8p ET, CBS) — Repeat

LAW & ORDER: SVU (8p ET, NBC) — Repeat

SEASON FINALE: MASTERCHEF JUNIOR (8p ET, FOX) — Wolfgang Puck and Martha Stewart are the guest judges in the 2-hour season finale.

SUPERNATURAL (8p ET, CW) — New. The fight between the American hunters and the British hunters comes to a head.

THE GREAT INDOORS (8:30p ET, CBS) — Repeat

SEASON FINALE: SCANDAL (9p ET, ABC) — In the 2-hour season finale, Fitz uses his power in his final days in office  to make some unexpected changes. Scandal will return for a 7th (and reportedly final) season.

THE BLACKLIST (9p ET, NBC) — New. Red tracks a high-end thief enlisted by Mr. Kaplan for a mysterious assignment

THE AMAZING RACE (9p ET, CBS) — Two new episodes air tonight.

SEASON FINALE: SUPERNATURAL (9p ET, CW) — Lucifer battles Sam, Dean and Castiel for control of his unborn child. Supernatural has been renewed for a 13th season.

SEASON FINALE: THE BLACKLIST (10p ET, NBC) — New. Red sets a dangerous plan in motion to save himself and the Task Force. The Blacklist will return for a 5th season.

LIP SYNC BATTLE (10p ET, Spike TV) — New. Rumer Willis (Dancing With the Stars) and Bryshere Gray (Empire) face off.


ENTERTAINMENT

FIRST STAR TREK: DISCOVERY TRAILER POINTS TO A FALL RELEASE _ It’s been a long wait since the first teaser trailer, but we finally have our first good look at CBS’ streaming-exclusive Star Trek: Discovery series. The first trailer promises a “fall” release window, and we now know its run has been extended from 13 episodes to 15 and that it will include a “Talking Trek” aftershow. The cast will include Jason Isaacs, Michelle Yeoh and Sonequa Martin-Green. • TRAILER

BIG BANG THEORY PREQUEL SERIES YOUNG SHELDON HAS A TRAILER _ The Big Bang Theory’s Sheldon Cooper is not the most enjoyable person to be around.  His quirks, rules and phobias definitely seem infuriating in an adult man, but judging by the first trailer for CBS’s new snow Young Sheldon, they’re endearing in a nine-year-old. The new half-hour comedy will air after Big Bang on Thursdays this fall. Jim Parsons is providing the voiceover to give us some insight into the mindset of Sheldon’s younger self. • TRAILER

JENNIFER LAWRENCE WON’T APOLOGIZE FOR DANCING ON STRIPPER POLE _ Jennifer Lawrence was caught on video dancing on a stripper pole at a club — and she’s “not going to apologize.” It was her friend’s birthday and she let her guard down to have fun for “one second.” Jennifer Lawrence was videotaped dancing at a raunchy strip club, twirling around the pole, celebrating the friend’s birthday in Austria.

… Jennifer justified her wild night out on Facebook hours after the video was released, saying that she was at a club for “one of my best friend’s birthdays and I dropped my paranoia guard for one second to have fun.” She added, “P.S. That’s not a bra it’s an Alexander Wang top and I’m not gonna lie, I think my dancing [is] pretty good. Even with no core strength.”

BOBBY MOYNIHAN EXITS SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE _ Bobby Moynihan will depart Saturday Night Live following the season finale this weekend. Moynihan’s exit from the show had been expected since CBS last week picked up comedy series Me, Myself & I in which he is set to star.

DENNIS QUAID TO PLAY GEORGE W. BUSH _ Dennis Quaid will play former President George W. Bush in the FX series Katrina: American Crime Story. This marks the second installment of the acclaimed limited series. Quaid joins a cast that also includes Matthew Broderick as Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Director Michael D. Brown, who was in charge of the federal disaster response to Hurricane Katrina, and Annette Bening as Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco. The 43rd President was criticized for his handling of the tragedy.

… The first installment, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, was nominated for 22 Emmy Awards, winning nine.

KEVIN COSTNER TO STAR IN SERIES ON PARAMOUNT _ Kevin Costner has signed on for his first regular role in a television series. Making the news even better, he’ll play a part written by the screenwriter of Hell or High Water, Taylor Sheridan. The ten-episode drama Yellowstone will air on Paramount Network.

… Costner will play John Dutton, the owner of “the largest contiguous ranch in the United States.” Dutton and his family business are confronted by land developers, an Indian reservation, and America’s first National Park, not to mention the billions of dollars, corrupt politicians, and seedy oil and lumber corporations involved.

SETH ROGEN HAD A REALIZATION ABOUT JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE _ Seth Rogen and his wife, actress and writer Lauren Miller are realizing things. He tweeted on Wednesday: “Me and my wife have recently come to the unsettling realization that @jtimberlake and @JessicaBiel are the better looking version of us.” Seth even shared a side-by-side comparison photo and, well, they’re right. • IMAGE

MUSICAL OF KING KONG TO ROAR ON BROADWAY NEXT YEAR _ A musical version of King Kong is coming to Broadway. Global Creatures, the company behind the hit arena show Walking With Dinosaurs, said their version of the classic ape story will land at the Broadway Theatre in the fall of 2018. This King Kong is written by Jack Thorne, who received the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Play for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

MAN IS SUING HIS DATE FOR TEXTING DURING GUARDIANS VOL. 2 _ A man in Austin, Texas is suing a woman for texting during a screening of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. And not just some random stranger, either — she was his date. In what he describes as “a first date from hell,” the woman allegedly refused to put her phone away and continued to text until he finally suggested she take the conversation outside. She did just that, taking her phone out of the theater, through the lobby, and out to the parking lot, where she drove off and left her date without a ride home.

… Brandon Vezmar has filed a lawsuit against the woman in small claims court, seeking $17.31 — the price of admission to a 3D screening of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Vezmar alleges that the woman “activated her phone at least 10-20 times in 15 minutes to read and send text messages.” His petition claims that this “direct violation” of the theater’s policy “adversely” affected his viewing experience.


AUDIO

Find these audio files on the Pro Audio page.

• CHEATER BUSTED: Wife confronts cheating husband’s girlfriend in Walmart.

• PEPPER-SPRAYED: Ohio students willingly get pepper-sprayed.

• FOR THE GRADS: Billy Crystal’s character in City Slickers sums of life from childhood to death.


INTERPREP PROSHARE


BITS & BREAKS

HOW YOU KNOW HE’S AN IMMATURE MAN-CHILD

Are you dating or married to a man-child? Tips from YourTango.com.

• He lives only in the present. If your man can’t make plans for tomorrow or two years from now, he’s living in the here and now.

• He doesn’t pick up after himself. Are you making excuses for his behavior and rationalizing his poor choices? When people do not fully grow up, they farm out the hard work of adulthood to those closest to them.

• He’s a little too close to his mother. Along similar lines, if he cancels dinner and other plans with you to spend time with his family, borrows money from his parents without paying them back, and still lets his mother influence — or make — all his decisions, those are red flags.

• He avoids serious conversations. When deep issues arise, does he make a joke, change the topic, look at his phone and ignore you, or turn the tables and blame you?

• His interests and friendships seem middle-schoolish.

Does he act like a teenage boy when he’s with his buddies or not properly introduce you to his friends? Men who never grow up don’t know how to deal with adult women.

• He only talks about surface-level stuff. If he can’t seem to have a conversation where he talks about his life, fears, the past, and all the things that make couples connect, he’ll never bond with you.

• Any mention of children or commitment makes him panic. Just talking about what you want or don’t want doesn’t mean it’s going to happen or that you are certain you even want it with him. It’s just a talk, and you deserve to know if your partner wants the same things you do.

WHAT IS THE WEIRDEST THING YOU BELIEVED AS A KID?

FB icon Start it on Facebook, take it to the phones: What’s the weirdest thing you believed as a kid?

What users of reddit said.

• I thought nail polish was contagious. Like it was some sort of infection, and if I touched a girl it would spread and I would have infectious pink toenails.

• When I was just a little guy, my mom told me everyone had something uniquely special about them. I thought that my unique special talent was that I was the only one that could “think in my head” since my mother and father spoke their thoughts out loud a lot of the time.

• (CAUTION) Having no sisters I probably believed in butt babies far too long. An older brother of a friend took pity on me and showed me actual girl anatomy in a nudie magazine one day to expand my horizons.

• I once buried chocolate eggs to grow a chocolate tree.

• My dad had me believing that Tiger Woods had a twin brother called Lion Woods.

• I used to believe that when they make a film where the main guy starts the movie as a kid then grows up into an adult, they would stop filming until the kid grows up to the suitable age and then continue filming.

• That people who die in movies actually die and that their families receive a lot of money for it.

• I thought that turn signals in cars automatically turned on, and that the car somehow knew which direction you were going to turn.

• For some reason as a kid I believed eating dandelion stems would turn me into a vampire.

• I assumed my teacher lived at school and slept in the utility cupboard in her classroom every night.


FUN & GAMES

TRIVIA: A $30 investment in what food translates into $3,000 in sales. (Popcorn)

TRIVIA: There are one hundred billion billion atoms in a single drop of what? (Water)

ONE OF US IS LYING!

• The average person today uses more toilet paper in one month than their great grandparents did in a year. (LIE)

• Louisiana’s capital building is the tallest of any U.S. state.

• In 10 minutes a hurricane releases more energy than all of the world’s nuclear weapons combined.


VIDEO OF THE DAY

The 6-second method for hiding from police.


IMAGE OF THE DAY

There’s a store for them?!


DATEBOOK: MAY 19, 2017

This is day 139 of 2017. There are 226 days remaining.

BIRTHDAYS

• PBS newscaster Jim Lehrer is 83

• Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca in Star Wars) is 73

• Pete Townshend is 72

• Dusty Hill of ZZ Top is 68

• Former football player Archie Manning is 68

• Kim Zolciak Biermann (Real Housewives of Atlanta) is 39

• Michael Che (Saturday Night Live) is 34

IT HAPPENED TODAY

• 1310: Shoes were designed specifically for the right and left foot for the first time since the fall of the Roman Empire.

• 1962: A birthday salute to U.S. President John F. Kennedy took place at Madison Square Garden, New York. The highlight was Marilyn Monroe’s infamous rendition of Happy Birthday.

• 1972: Dan Gorske’s Big Mac odyssey began. The Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, man consumed eight Big Macs to begin his streak of eating the McDonald’s hamburger sandwich every day. Right now (2016) he’s around 28,500. He eats two a day.

• 1987: The movie Ishtar, starring Dustin Hoffman and Warren Beatty, premiered throughout the U.S. to quickly become a national joke as one of Hollywood’s least exciting epics.

• 1991: A 31-year-old Cleveland skydiver survived a two-mile fall after her parachute failed to open. Jill Shields suffered spine and pelvic injuries when she landed in a swamp.

• 1992: U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle criticized the CBS sitcom Murphy Brown for having its title character decide to bear a child out of wedlock.

• 1994: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis died from cancer at age 64.

• 1999: Beckley, West Virginia, police arrested a 32-year-old man for stealing the same tools he had been convicted of stealing two years before. The tools had not been claimed, so the police planted them in a vehicle stake-out, and the suspect stole them again.

• 2005: A British study found that reusable cotton diapers were no more environmentally friendly than disposable ones made of paper and plastic. The four-year study found fault with both systems, but said after weighing all the factors, they were equal in environmental impact.

• 2011: Katie Couric, the first regular solo anchorwoman of a network evening newscast, signed off the CBS Evening News for the last time after five years.

SPECIAL EVENTS

• Bike to Work Day

• Endangered Species Day

• NASCAR Day

• Scooter Day

• Devil’s Food Cake Day

UPCOMING

• May 20: Armed Forces Day

• May 29: Memorial Day

• June 14: Flag Day

• June 18: Father’s Day

More holidays


DATEBOOK WEEKEND

SATURDAY, MAY 20

• Cher is 71. Bronson Pinchot is 58. Tony Goldwyn is 57. Mindy Cohn (Facts of Life) is 51. Country singer Jon Pardi is 32.

• Armed Forces Day. Learn To Swim Day. Quiche Lorraine Day. Pick Strawberries Day.

SUNDAY, MAY 21

• Ron Isley is 76. U.S. Senator Al Franken is 66. Mr. T is 65. Judge Reinhold is 60. Lisa Edelstein is 51. Sarah Ramos is 26.

• National Wait Staff Day. Neighbor Day. Take Your Parents To The Playground Day. Strawberries and Cream Day.