3 Things About Today - Sept. 12, 2019

This Pong cabinet was in the ‘Golden Age of Video Games’ exhibit in May of 2013.

Need a reason to make today special? How about five? According to National Calendar Day, there are several different reasons to celebrate: Today is National Chocolate Milkshake Day, National Day of Encouragement, National Report Medicare Fraud Day, National Video Games Day and National School Picture Day.

This day in 1959 saw the launch of the Luna 2 by the former

Soviet Union. This was the first space probe to successfully hit the moon according to Britannica. Since this launch, numerous probes and shuttles have left Earth’s orbit to explore the cosmos.

On this day in 1995, the No. 1 movie in the United States was “To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar.” The comedy starring Patrick Swayze and Wesley Snipes managed to remain No. 1 for two weeks in a row.

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