Monday, February 18, 2013

Tuesday is Chocolate Mint Day

The Usual Suspects are unusually unanimous in proclaiming Tuesday, February 19 as Chocolate Mint Day. Inasmuch as the Girl Scouts are in the process of distributing millions of boxes of Thin Mints even as you read this, perhaps the selection of February 19 for this microminiholidayette is not entirely random.

Or, more likely, it's just a happy coincidence.

Image obtained from this site.
On February 19, 1878, Thomas A. Edison patented the phonograph.

You didn't necessarily need a phonograph to hear Smokey Robinson's records. These were in heavy rotation on all the best radio stations back in the 1960s and early 70s. Smokey was born on February 19, 1940.

But, depending on where you lived, you might have needed Mr. Edison's invention if you wanted to listen to Lou Christie's "Rhapsody in the Rain," or at least the original version thereof, back in 1966. Lou Christie was born on February 19, 1943.

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