Quote of the Day

A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew.

— Herb Caen


Juan Manuel Fangio – Kidnapped

Did you know…
On this day (February 23) in 1958, five-time Formula One champion Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina is kidnapped in Cuba by a group of Fidel Castro’s rebels.

Fangio was taken from his Havana hotel the day before the Cuba Grand Prix, an event intended to showcase the island nation. He was released unharmed several hours after the race. The kidnapping was intended to bring international embarrassment to Cuban President Fulgencio Batista, whose government Castro would overthrow on January 1, 1959.

National Dog Biscuit Day!

The first dog biscuits were developed in the mid-19th century by American manufacturer James Spratt. He came up with the idea after he visited Liverpool in England, where he observed stray dogs hungrily tucking into ship’s biscuits.

The first Spratts biscuits were produced in London, with a secret recipe including both meat and vegetables.

Today, dog biscuits are often used for training. There are even special types of biscuit which clean dogs’ teeth – so giving your best friend a treat can help to keep him healthy!

OTD – 1980 – Miracle on ICE!

Feb 22, 1980: U.S. hockey team makes miracle on ice
In one of the most dramatic upsets in Olympic history, the underdog U.S. hockey team, made up of college players, defeats the four-time defending gold-medal winning Soviet team at the XIII Olympic Winter Games in Lake Placid, New York. Do you remember where you were?