Today in History...
Several important events occurred in the past on this date, including the Fall of Iwo Jima and the subsequent raising of that flag and its Pulitzer Prize winning photo.
Star Trek TOS episode, "A Taste of Armegeddon" about two warring factions battling via computer simulation aired today in 1967 (not too different from what's going on today, with less simulation and more casualties). Favourite quotes: "Sir, there is a multilegged creature crawling on your shoulder." - Spock
(disgustedly) "Diplomats! The best diplomat I know is a fully activated phaser bank!" - Scottie
Majel Barrett, Christine Chapel, Lwaxana Troi, and the computer voice on all versions of Star Trek was born in 1932.
Naruhito, the Crown Prince of Japan, grandson of Hirohito and heir to the Emperor's throne in Japan was born in 1960. (He's the one on the left.)
DJ Mark Saito, nee Keene celebrates a birthday today. I believe he's approaching Jack Benny's optimal age! Congrats to you Sir. May you have many more!!