Today is Wear Something Gaudy Day -- Gaudy refers to something bright, cheap, showy, outlandish, or otherwise not in good taste Today is also National Pasta Day. Contrary to popular belief however, Marco Polo did not discover pasta in Asia and bring it to Italy. In fact, in 1279 a.d., a will drafted by Ponzio Bastone was found bequething a storage bin of macceroni when Marco Polo was still in the Far East. Pasta is the Italian word for dough. Thomas Jefferson introduced pasta to the Americas after first tasting it in Naples, Italy. He was the American Ambassador to France at the time. In 1789, he brought the first pasta machine, along with crates of macaroni, back to the United States. Pasta became a common North American food in the late 19th century with the surge in Italian immigration.
Watch and hear a Rick Astley song as you've never heard/seen before - take a look at today's "Video of the Day"
The number one song from this date in 1987 is today's "Lost 80s Classic." It was the 2nd # 1 from the "Spanish Fly" album from Lisa Valez, Mike Hughes and Alex Moseley, who you better know by their group name: