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Be Proud: Geek Pride Day Is May 25th

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That's right folks, Geek Pride Day 2009 is rapidly approaching. We must make plans. I'm thinking beer and ticker tape. With maybe some comics and video games thrown in for good measure.

Nerd Pride Day, or Geek Pride Day, is an initiative which claims the right of every person to be a nerd or a geek. Of Spanish origin ("día del orgullo friki" in Spain), it is celebrated nowadays among Spanish frikis (an equivalent of geeks and nerds).

This day is celebrated on May 25 since 2006, celebrating the premiere of the first Star Wars movie in 1977.

So, what do you all want to do? Parade? If so, I want to be on a float -- I've never gotten to do that before. Anybody good with paper papier-mâché? I'm thinking me riding a dinosaur crushing a robot. Also, if the dinosaur could have realistic orifices that would be, you know, the only reason I suggested this project in the first place.


Thanks to matty, who stands proudly as a geek. Also, a little hunchbacked from sitting in front of the computer all day and night.

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On This Day:
Wednesday April 25, 2007
This is the 115th day of the year, with 250 days remaining in 2007.

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1558 - Mary, Queen of Scotland, married the French dauphin, Francis II.
1704 - The first regularly issued American newspaper, "the Boston News Letter," started publication.
1792 - The national anthem of France, "La Marseillaise," was composed by Captain Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle.
1800 - The Library of Congress was established. President John Adams approved the appropriation of $5,000 for the purchase of "such books as may be necessary for the use of congress."
1833 - A patent was granted for first soda fountain to Jacob Ebert of Cadiz, Ohio and George Dulty of Wheeling, West Virginia .
1898 - Spain declared war on the United States, rejecting the U.S. ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba.
1915 - The Ottoman Turkish Empire began a mass deportation of Armenians during World War I.
1916 - The Irish Republican Brotherhood or Sinn Fein, Irish nationalists led by Patrick Pearse, launched the so-called Easter Rebellion, an armed uprising against British rule.
1953 - Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
1961 - President John F. Kennedy accepted "sole responsibility" for the failed invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs.
1962 - MIT executed the first satellite relay of a TV signal.
1970 - China launched its first satellite.
1980 - An ill-fated military operation to rescue the 52 American hostages held in Tehran ended with eight U.S. servicemen dead and no hostages rescued.
1981 - The IBM Personal Computer was introduced.
1990 - The space shuttle Discovery blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying the $1.5 billion Hubble Space Telescope.


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