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Four-Twenty Fact and Fiction

Posted April 17th, 2008 at 05:58 PM by PochoMan
Well were just days away from the infamous date of April 20th.

Over the past few years I have met, and are no loger associated with, people of diverse background who have certain "vices" I do not agree with.

On several occassion they had refered to be "420 friendly". At the time I didn't know bout the reference. So I did a little research into April 20th and found some intresting facts.
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Originally Posted by Wikipedia
"4:20 or 4/20 (pronounced four-twenty) is a term used in North America as a discreet way to refer to the consumption of cannabis and, by extension, a way to identify oneself with cannabis culture. Phrases such as "420 friendly" sometimes appear in roommate advertisements, indicating that the current occupants are tolerant of cannabis users."
Persons, Places, and Events asscociated with April 20th...

Quote:
Originally Posted by FACTS
1999 - Columbine High School massacre: Two gunmen kill 13 people and injure 24 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School located in Jefferson County, Colorado.

1986 - Professional basketball player Michael Jordan sets all-time record for points in an NBA playoff game with 63 against the Boston Celtics.

1978 - Korean Air Flight 902 shot down by Soviets.

1972 - Apollo 16 lands on the Moon.
1972 - Carmen Electra, American actress
1972 - Stephen Robert Nesta "Raggamuffin" Marley, Jamaican musician , son of reggae legend Bob Marley

1961 - Failure of the Bay of Pigs Invasion of US troops against Cuba.

1949 - Jessica Lange, American actress

1920 - John Paul Stevens, U.S. Supreme Court Justice

1889 - Adolf Hitler, leader of Nazi Germany from 1933 until his death (d. 1945)

1884 - Pope Leo XIII publishes the encyclical, Humanum Genus.

1808 - Napoleon III, Emperor of the French (d. 1873)

570 - Prophet Muhammed, founder of Islam (d. 632) (date disputed)
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Originally Posted by FICTION
420 is the title of a comic book series featuring the alternative superhero Captain Cannabis.

In episode 415 of Futurama ("The Farnsworth Parabox"), parallel universe #420 featured a hippy version of Professor Farnsworth and Amy Wong.
This is only a sample of things that have had happened on April 20th. Some good, some bad.

Just something to think about "IF" you're "420 friendly".
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funrun's Avatar
This is an ironic blog to read after I just noticed today that we have at least one member with "420" in his/her username!

My sister's birthday is actually 4-21, and I have met someone who was very proud their birthday was 4-20.
Posted April 17th, 2008 at 11:50 PM by funrun funrun is offline
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bad_calvin's Avatar
Here are a few more things that happened on 4-20.

1769 - Ottawa Indian chief Pontiac murdered.

1841 -The first detective story, Edgar Allen Poe's Murders in the Rue Morgue was published.

1902 - Marie and Pierre Curie isolated radium.

1912 - The Boston Red Sox played their first game at Fenway Park. They beat the N.Y. Highlanders (who in 1913 would become known as the Yankees) 7-6.

1912 - Bram Stoker, author of Dracula, died.

1971 - The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the practice of busing for racial desegregation.
Posted April 18th, 2008 at 08:57 AM by bad_calvin bad_calvin is offline
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I just did a short list of thing I thought some 'Scapers would be able to identify with.

Also my Ex-Wife's Birthday is also on 4/20. I have often referred to her as a reincarnation of Hitler.

BTW, we are friends so this is not to knock her. Besides she was here as I was writing it.
Posted April 18th, 2008 at 07:58 PM by PochoMan PochoMan is offline
Updated April 18th, 2008 at 08:03 PM by PochoMan
 
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