In 537 the Goths began their siege on Rome. It’s not going to swell for them, though. They’ve managed to only conquer some parts of the Internet and all vampire fan-fiction related to Twilight.

In 1302 the characters Romeo and Juliet were married this day according to William Shakespeare. Isn’t it ironic that in the play they both kill themselves after getting married? I think Bill was trying to give us some information about married life. He would know, he did live in a separate town than his wife.

In 1900 British Prime Minister Lord Salisbury rejected the peace overtures offered from the Boer leader Paul Kruger. Salisbury was reported to have been upset that at the dinner that was served they put gravy on his steak. Years later he recanted his anger as he realized this would be a very good idea.

In 1969 Levi-Strauss started selling bell-bottomed jeans. Hahaha. Haha. Ha. Sadly, they came back thirty years later.

In 1986 Popsicle announced its plan to end the traditional twin-stick frozen treat for a one-stick model. It makes me sad that anybody would ever have the idea that giving someone one less Popsicle would be a good idea. Apparently they saw the inevitable decline of the economy and wanted to get ahead of the game. Perhaps they caused it, with their stingy one stick design.