4/20: Fun ways for nonsmokers to celebrate

With marijuana use on the rise, public officials are trying to put better laws in place.

People who abstain from marijuana may feel left out on 4/20, the smokers’ holiday devoted to the drug. Here are some fun things for nonsmokers to celebrate today instead:

»On this day in 1689, the former King James II began the Siege of Derry. Celebrate this by inflaming local religious tensions!

»On this day in 1810, the governor of Caracas declared independence from Spain. Celebrate this by whipping up a delicious plate of Pabellón criollo and refusing to share with anyone from Spain!

»On this day in 1836, Congress created the Wisconsin Territory. Celebrate this by wearing a badger headdress, the traditional headgear of all Wisconsinites!

»On this day in 1862, Louis Pasteur and Claude Bernard create the first pasteurization tests. Celebrate this by chugging a gallon of milk and then bragging about how healthy you are!

»On this day in 1916, the Chicago Cubs played their first game at what would later become Wrigley Field. Celebrate this by watching all 13 episodes of the 1997 Jason Bateman sitcom "Chicago Brothers," which was set in an apartment overlooking the field!

»On this day in 1920, Supreme Court justice John Paul Stevens was born. Celebrate this by wearing your finest bow tie and writing a dissenting opinion of the issue of applying contemporary community standards to the Internet!

»On this day in 1939, Billie Holliday recorded "Strange Fruit," the first Civil Rights anthem. Celebrate this by playing the song very loud in your office and explaining to everyone you’re celebrating a "Billie Holiday"!

»On this day in 1961, the Bay of Pigs Invasion failed. Celebrate this by finding a Kennedy, and embarrassing them!

»On this day in 1972, Apollo 16 landed on the moon. Celebrate this by doing something that was groundbreaking three years ago!


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