On this very special day...
In 1774 - Austria became the first nation to introduce a state education system.
In 1877 - Thomas Edison demonstrated the first gramophone, with a recording of himself reciting Mary Had a Little Lamb.
In 1926 - Italian Prime Minister/fascist Benito Mussolini introduced a tax on bachelors.
In 2006 - Eddie Barbanell turned 29 years old and thanks his family, friends and fans for all their support through the years*.
* Feel free to mentally hum Kenny Rogers hit single from his landmark 1981 album Share Your Love.