Friday, August 10, 2007

Soccer Dad: On This Day in History

August 10

1905 - Russian and Japanese peace negotiations begin in Portsmouth.

1982 - Model actress Devon Aoki born.

1988 - Japanese American Internment: US President Ronald Reagan signs the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, providing $20,000 payments to Japanese-Americans who were either interned or relocated by in the United States during World War II.

1990 - The Massacre of more than 127 Muslims in the North East Sri Lanka by the paramilitaries.

2005 - Lee Seung Seop dies from exhaustion in South Korea after playing the computer game StarCraft continuously for 49 hours.

2007 - Japanese-Korean American 2-year-old Maceo I. successfully takes a dump on the potty for the first time. He earns accolades and a Thomas the Train sticker.

Excuse me, I gotta go update Wikipedia



daddy in a strange land said...

Dude that's frickin' awesome!

Now come the fun part (yeah, that's sarcasm)--you know that consistency and follow-through thing.


Yeah, you know I've got a post brewing about this. :)

Soccer Dad said...

The potty is still a novelty, it's only two weeks old, so he's pretty receptive so far. Stickers and reading material boost that.

But like any parent, we're proud he dropped a deuce in the the bowl; we darn near fished it out and had it bronzed.