Feb. 8: James Dean


bd-dean-jamesJames Dean (1931-1955): actor, starred in “Rebel Without a Positive Role Model.”

Other Feb. 8 birthdays:

Jules Verne (1828-1905): author of the SciFi self-help classics “Astound the World in 80 Days” and “Journey to the Center of Your Inner Child.”

Gary Coleman (1968-2010): actor, played young Malcolm X in the sitcom “Militant Strokes.”

This Day in Revisionist History:

On this day in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated with the motto: “We don’t need no stinking merit badges.”

On this day in 1969, the final issue of the “Saturday Evening Post” prompted a new magazine devoted to analyzing its demise, the “Sunday Evening Post-Mortem.”

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