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Gameday Thread, #153: 9/24 vs. Giants

On this day in 1948, the Honda Motor Company is founded.

Gameday Thread, #152: 9/23 vs. Giants

On this day in 2002, the first public version of Firefox ("Phoenix 0.1") is released.

Gameday Thread, #151: 9/22 @ Dodgers

Born on this day in 1943, Toni Basil, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress

Diamondbacks Game Preview #151: 9/22 @ Dodgers

Quite surprised to be here, if I’m honest

Gameday Thread, #150: 9/21 @ Dodgers

Well, do you?

Gameday Thread, #149: 9/20 @ Dodgers

On this day in 1946, the first Cannes Film Festival opens, having been delayed for seven years due to World War II.

Gameday Thread, #148: 9/20 @ Dodgers

On this day in 1973, Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in the Battle of the Sexes tennis match at the Houston Astrodome

Gameday Thread, #147: 9/19 @ Dodgers

International Talk Like a Pirate Day

Gameday Thread, #146: 9/18 vs. Padres

On this day in 1837, Tiffany's (first named Tiffany & Young) is founded by Charles Lewis Tiffany and Teddy Young in New York City. The store is called a "stationery and fancy goods emporium".

Gameday Thread, #145: 9/17 vs. Padres

On this day in 1859, Joshua A. Norton declares himself "Norton I, Emperor of the United States."

Gameday Thread, #144: 9/16 vs. Padres

On this day in 1959, the first successful photocopier, the Xerox 914, is introduced in a demonstration on live television from New York City.

Gameday Thread, #143: 9/15 vs. Padres

On this day in 1954, Marilyn Monroe’s iconic skirt scene is shot during filming for The Seven Year Itch.

Gameday Thread, #142: 9/14 vs. Dodgers

On this day in 1814, the poem Defence of Fort McHenry is written by Francis Scott Key. The poem is later used as the lyrics of The Star-Spangled Banner.

Gameday Thread, #141: 9/13 vs. Dodgers

On this day in 1501, Michelangelo begins work on his statue of David.

Gameday Thread, #140: 9/12 vs. Dodgers

On this day in 1940, cave paintings are discovered in Lascaux, France.

Gameday Thread, #139: 9/11 @ Rockies

On this day in 1941, construction begins on The Pentagon

Gameday Thread, #138: 9/10 @ Rockies

Born on this day in 1929, Arnold Palmer, American golfer

Gameday Thread, #137: 9/9 @ Rockies

On this day in 1947, the first case of a computer "bug" being found: A moth lodges in a relay of a Harvard Mark II computer at Harvard University.

Gameday Thread, #136: 9/7 @ Padres

On this day in 1996, rapper Tupac Shakur is fatally shot in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas.

Gameday Thread, #135: 9/6 @ Padres

On this day in 1997, the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales takes place in London. Well over a million people lined the streets and 2 1/2 billion watched around the world on television.

Gameday Thread, #134: 9/5 @ Padres

On this day in 1698, Tsar Peter I of Russia imposes a tax on beards for all men except the clergy and peasantry.

Gameday Thread, #133: 9/4 vs. Brewers

On this day in 1888, George Eastman registers the trademark Kodak and receives a patent for his camera that uses roll film.

Gameday Thread, #132: 9/3 vs. Brewers

Born on this day in 1965, Charlie Sheen, American actor

Gameday Thread, #131: 9/2 vs. Brewers

On this day in 1666, the Great Fire of London breaks out and burns for three days, destroying 10,000 buildings, including Old St Paul’s Cathedral.

Gameday Thread, #130: 9/1 vs. Brewes

Released on this day in 2006: Idiocracy

Gameday Thread, #129: 8/31 vs. Phillies

Born on this day in AD 12, Caligula, Roman emperor

Gameday Thread, #128: 8/30 vs. Phillies

Born on this day in 1918: Ted Williams

Gameday Thread, #127: 8/29 vs. Phillies

On this day in 1997, Netflix is launched as an internet DVD rental service.

Gameday Thread, #126: 8/28 @ White Sox

On this day in 1898, Caleb Bradham’s beverage "Brad’s Drink" is renamed "Pepsi-Cola".

Gameday Thread, #125: 8/27 @ White Sox

On this day in 1883 – Eruption of Krakatoa: Four enormous explosions almost completely destroy the island of Krakatoa and cause years of climate change.

Gameday Thread, #124: 8/26 @ White Sox

Born on this day in 1910, Mother Teresa, Albanian-Indian nun, missionary, Catholic saint, and Nobel Prize laureate

Gameday Thread, #123: 8/24 @ Royals

Let’s celebrate Waffle Day!