Did you hear the Celebration this morning on Merrell In the Morning? Here's what you missed: International moment of laughter day, say I'm 40 and I'll kick your butt, springtime for nudists in Germany, and more!

Congratulations to the most recent George Strait contest winner!  Shelita Heaton of Lufkin wins a pair of tickets to the sold-out farewell show in Arlington! We're not done, still MORE tickets to give away.

Today's Celebrations

Dictionary Day

International Moment of Laughter Day

National Dolphin Day

National Pecan Day

Pan American Day

 Celebrity Birthdays

1866 - Anne Sullivan (Macy) - ‘The Miracle Worker’: famous for teaching the blind and deaf Helen Keller to read, write and speak; died Oct 20, 1936

1935 - Loretta Lynn [79] - country singer: Coal Miner’s Daughter, I’m a Honky-Tonk Girl, One’s on the Way, The Pill; 1st woman to earn the CMA’s Entertainer of the Year award; named ACM Artist of the Decade [1979]

1941 - Pete (Peter Edward) Rose [73] - ‘Charlie Hustle’: baseball: Cincinnati Reds [Rookie of the Year: 1963/all-star: 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1985/World Series: 1970, 1972, 1975, 1976/Baseball Writer’s Award: 1973/manager: 1986-89]; Philadelphia Phillies [all-star: 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982/World Series: 1980, 1983], Montreal Expos; banished from baseball [1989] for alleged gambling on major-league games; lifetime totals: hits: 4,256, games: 3,562, at bats: 14,053, lifetime batting average: .303

1964 - Fiddler Stuart Duncan [50] is born in Quantico, Virginia. He joins The Nashville Bluegrass Band, and plays on numerous country hits, including Faith Hill's "Breathe," The Band Perry's "If I Die Young" and Shania Twain's "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!"

1968 - Anthony Michael Hall [46] - actor: The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, National Lampoon’s Vacation, Edward Scissorhands; comedian: Saturday Night Live

1975 – Anderson Silva [39] – Brazilian martial artist.

1996 – Abigale Breslin [18] – Youngest actress ever to be nominated for an Academy Award. Movies include Signs,Nim’s Island, My Sister’s Keeper, August Osage County.

Tabloid News

It's "No Pants Day" In The Big City

Is it ok to walk around in a major city naked? Well, People in Munich are now officially welcome to go naked provided they restrict themselves to six designated areas across the city. While these areas, located in parkland gives them a degree of seclusion, none of them are fenced off or hidden away. One spot is barely ten minutes from Munich's main square, located along a stream to which tourists flock. Crowds are expected to increase in the very near future.

Teacher of the Day

Our Man In Nashville - Jimmy Carter