Tuesday, January 01, 2008

2008

Happy New Year!

This is a leap year, being divisible by four. (There are exceptions; 2100, 2200, and 2300 are NOT leap years, but most of us don't have to worry about that.)

The Beijing Olympics start on 08-08-08, eight being a lucky number in the Chinese culture.

The United States is holding its first Presidential election with no incumbent president or vice-president running since 1952 (unless Dick Cheney accepts a draft from the Republican convention).

These folks are hitting the big 9-0 in 2008, barring events:
Oral Roberts 01/24
Ernie Harwell 01/25
John Forsythe 01/29
Allan Arbus 02/15
Marian McPartland 03/20
Bobby Doerr 04/07
Betty Ford 04/08
Eddy Arnold 05/15
Nelson Mandela 07/18
Marjorie Lord 07/26
Griffin Bell 10/31
Bob Feller 11/03
Claiborne Pell 11/22
Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. 11/30

But of course the most important thing about 2008:
September (or possibly October)- The New York Mets will play their last game at Shea Stadium and the New York Yankees will play their last game at Yankee Stadium. The Mets will move into Citi Field and the Yankees will move into New Yankee Stadium in April 2009.

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