“Most modern calendars mar the sweet simplicity of our lives by reminding us that each day that passes is the anniversary of some perfectly uninteresting event.” – Oscar Wilde
1506: Christopher Columbus dies in poverty in Spain.
1861: North Carolina votes to secede from the Union and join the Confederate States of America.
1927: U.S. aviator Charles Lindbergh takes off from New York in his single-engine aircraft Spirit of St. Louis heading to Paris, France; it is the first nonstop solo transatlantic flight.
1969: U.S. and South Vietnamese troops capture Hamburger Hill after one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War.
1980: In a referendum, the largely French-speaking province of Québec votes to remain part of Canada.
2004: Rob Caron launches this blog with a post titled, Blog like nobody's reading, in preparation for the Visual Studio Team System announcement at TechEd 2004 in San Diego.
2005: After 365+ blog posts, 10+ blog articles, and over 1 million total views, this blog reaches its first anniversary, Team System is in beta, and another TechEd is rapidly approaching.