Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Home Sweet Home, Let Them Eat Cake, -and- Feed Me

In the News Today
  • Home Sweet Home - Florida estate sells for $47 million
  • Let Them Eat Cake - France plans 75% tax rate on rich
  • Feed Me! - Man charged with impersonating cop, demanding free food from McDonald's

    Technology in the News Today
  • Starbucks, Square Team Up for Mobile Payments
  • Korean Scientists Show Off Flexible Battery
  • Samsung TVs, Blu-ray Players Get FiOS TV App

    Born on this Day in History: August 8, 1981 - Roger Federer was among the Top 3 junior tennis players in Switzerland by the age of 11. He turned pro in 1998, and knocked out reigning champion Pete Sampras in the fourth round at Wimbledon 2001. Federer became the first Swiss man to win a Grand Slam title, when he won the Wimbledon 2003 singles. In 2004, he won the Australian Open, the U.S. Open and the ATP Masters,

    On this Day in History: August 8, 1974 - In an evening televised address, President Richard M. Nixon announces his intention to become the first president in American history to resign. With impeachment proceedings underway against him for his involvement in the Watergate affair, Nixon was finally bowing to pressure from the public and Congress to leave the White House. "By taking this action," he said in a solemn address from the Oval Office, "I hope that I will have hastened the start of the process of healing which is so desperately needed in America."

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