- The stock market crash of 1929
- The bombing of Pearl Harbor
- The Russian Revolution
- Tiananmen Square
And, two days after this article was written, warning about the ridiculous, awful luck of snake years, Dane died.
So please join me in welcoming the Year of the Horse tomorrow, January 31, 2014. Sicily and I are taking ourselves out for Chinese. We will read our horoscopes for this year (hint: people born in a dog year will have an excellent time of it) and make plans for our trip to a desert island when the Year of the Snake rolls back around.
Gung hay fat choy!
(oh, and enjoy this coupon for free firecracker chicken at Panda Express. They do it every year.)