Today is March 18.
On this day in…
1928: Former Philippine president Fidel Ramos is born… making him 83 years old today, or as Senator Loren Legarda would say, “awesome.”
1930: Pluto, the ninth planet in the solar system is discovered by American astronomer Clyde Tombaugh. Seventy-six years later (2006), the International Astronomical Union would declare that Pluto wasn’t a planet, and that Tombaugh wasn’t an astronomer.
1965: Cosmonaut Aleksei Leonov becomes the first person to walk in space… with Congressmen Ronald Singson and Jules Ledesma, coming in at second and third place, respectively
1989: A 4,400-year-old mummy is discovered at the Pyramid of Cheops in Egypt. The mummy was Fidel Ramos’ classmate in grade school.
1998: Dressed as an Arab woman, Michael Jackson goes shopping at a toy store in Munich, Germany. Onlookers described Jackson’s cross-dressing as “effortless.”
Enjoy your Friday! Ingat!