Ever have that feeling ‘Today is a great day!’ or ‘Man, today sucks’, even though nothing particularly great or sucky occured to sway your gut feeling?
Well, “Does Today Suck?” is a blog that may help answer where that feeling comes from. Each day is a high level review of events in history on that day with either a ‘Good’, ‘Bad’, ‘Cool’ rating. Sum up all the ratings and that day in history gets an overall rating.
Here’s an example for April 16th in review:
746 – 1,600 men are killed in the Battle of Culloden. – BAD
1780 – The University of Munster is founded – COOL
1946 – Syria gains independence. – COOL
1947 – 600 lives are claimed in an explosion aboard a freighter, in what would be known as the Texas City Disaster. – BAD
1963 – Martin Luther King, Jr. pens his famous letter from Birmingham Jail. – COOL
Louis the Pious, Henry George Chauvel, Wilbur Wright, John Millington Synge, Ernst Thalmann, Charlie Chaplin, Spike Milligan, Peter Ustinov, Kingsley Amis, Pope Benedict XVI, Dick Lane, Dusty Springfield, Margrethe II of Denmark, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Belichick, Billy West, Rafael Benitez, Ian MacKaye, Martin Lawrence, Selena, Fredrik Ljungberg, Cat Osterman
George Villiers, Francisco Goya, Alexis de Tocqueville, Rosalind Franklin
OVERALL DAY RATING: COOL