National What Day 
  •  National Law Day – allows all Americans to reflect on the personal rights and liberties which we all enjoy
  • Today is May Day – a traditional day of celebration – the exchange of flowers is one of the most popular ways to observe it.
  • National Chocolate Parfait Day
  • National Dental Care Month
  • National Loyalty Day
  • National Mother Goose Day
  • National Skilled Trades Day
  • National School Principal’s Day
  • National Silver Star Service Banner Day
This Day in History
  • 1931 – Empire State Building is dedicated – at it’s completion, it was the tallest building in the world until 1972 and was 1,250 feet tall (1,454 to the top of the lightning rod). The tallest building now is in Dubai and it 2,717 feet tall, twice the height of the Empire State Bldg.
  • 2003 – record breaking wave of tornadoes begins, by the time it was over, more than 500 tornadoes would be recorded in the month, Illinois had 74 of them and 71 in Missouri
  • 2011 – Osama Bin Laden was killed, which ended a 10 year search following his role in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centers
Geek Humor!
At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated, "If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25.00 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon."

In response to Bill's comments, General Motors issued a press release stating: If GM had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving cars with the following characteristics:

1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash twice a day.
2. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy a new car.
3. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason.  You would have to pull to the side of the road, close all of the windows, shut off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could continue.
For some reason you would simply accept this.
4. Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn would cause your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have to reinstall the engine.
5. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive - but would run on only five percent of the roads.
6. The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all be replaced by a single "This Car Has Performed An Illegal Operation" warning light.
7. The airbag system would ask "Are you sure?" before deploying.
8. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.
9. Every time a new car was introduced car buyers would have to learn how to drive all over again because none of the controls would operate in the same manner as the old car.
10. You'd have to press the "Start" button to turn the engine off."
Pass the Hat
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