If you take today’s date (5/25/12) and add the numbers together, you get 42. 42 is the answer to the ultimate question of “What is Life, the Universe, and Everything?” in the aforementioned Hitchhiker’s Guide books.
Today in 1925, the ”Scopes Monkey Trial” comes to an end, shining a huge light on Darwin’s theories and thrusting them into the national public eye.
Today in 1939, Sir Ian McKellan was born - that’s the guy who played Gandalf and Magneto.
Today in 1961, President John F. Kennedy announces to Congress his famous goal of putting a man on the moon “before the decade is out”.
Today in 1977, Star Wars was released, birthing a plethora of geeks and bringing the Force to everyone.
And today, in 1997, I married Kelly Roberts. Thank you, Kelly, for loving me and bearing with me for the last 15 years. It’s not been easy at times, but it’s been rewarding and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I’m looking forward to the next 15 years and beyond. I love you more than I can put into words.