Al Capone, Springsteen, Cleveland's first baseball league game, chickens and Lou Gehrig have an odd May 4 connection, or as sci-fiers would say, May the 4th be with you.
The burning question becomes:
Who was the Force with -- or not -- on May 4?
- 1871: First baseball league game (Natl. Assoc. of Baseball Players) Fort Wayne beats Cleveland 2 to 0.
Force: The Force was with Cleveland because the Force loves Cleveland regardless
- 1984: Bruce Springsteen released "Pink Cadillac," which went on to become the first and biggest hit single off "Born in the U.S.A.," according to OnThisDay.
Force: The Force was there, off the charts
- 2005: Respect for Chickens Day. Unity Poultry Concerns launched a project to celebrate chickens and protest the harshness of their lives in farming operations.
Force: the answer depends on whether you're a chicken laying an egg or lying in a battered nugget
- 1932: Al Capone enters Atlanta Penitentiary
- 2010: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, of Seinfeld fame, gets the 2,407th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but on the original star her name is misspelled.
Force: The Force was there; eet doesent care about spelink
- Audrey Hepburn's Birthday
- 1929: Lou Gehrig hits 3 consecutive home runs, (Yankees 11, Tigers 9)
- 1953: Ernest Hemingway wins the Pulitzer Prize for Literature for "The Old Man and the Sea."