Did you hear the Celebration this morning on Merrell In the Morning? Here's what you missed: D-Day, Donut Day, Uncle Kracker's real name, and more!

Today's Celebrations


Donut Day

Drive-in Movie Day

Horseradish Days

National Lemonade Days

Positive Power of Humor and Creativity Days

Russian Language Day

YoYo Day (Always on the Birthday of Donald Duncan)

Celebrity Birthdays

1755 - Nathan Hale - American patriot & Revolutionary War military officer: “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.”; arrested [Sep 20, 1776] by British troups while spying for General George Washington; executed Sep 22, 1776 at age 21 [by order of British General William Howe]

1936 - Levi Stubbs (Stubbles) - lead singer: group: The Four Tops: Baby I Need Your Loving, I Can’t Help Myself, Reach Out I’ll be There, Standing in the Shadows of Love, Seven Rooms of Gloom, Bernadette; died Oct 17, 2008

1943 - Joe Stampley [71] - country singer: Soul Song, There’s Another Woman, Whiskey Chasin’, Back Slidin’, Double Shot of My Baby’s Love

1947 - Robert Englund [67] - actor: A Nightmare on Elm Street [1-5], Hustle, A Star is Born, The Adventures of Ford Fairlane

1952 - Harvey Fierstein [62] - Tony Award-winning actor: Torch Song Trilogy [1983]; Mrs. Doubtfire, Bullets Over Broadway; and playwright: Torch Song Trilogy [1983]; La Cage aux Folles, Tidy Endings; actor: Mrs. Doubtfire, Independence Day

1955 - Sandra Bernhard [59] - comedienne, actress: Roseanne, The Richard Pryor Show, Comedy Central: The A-List, The Late Shift, Hudson Hawk, King of Comedy

1956 - Bjorn Borg [58] - tennis champ: French Open [1974-1975, 1978-1981], Wimbledon [1976-1980]

1974 - Singer/songwriter Matthew Shafer [40] is born in Mount Clemens, Michigan. Using the stage name Uncle Kracker, he establishes himself as a pop act with the 2001 hit "Follow Me," joining Kenny Chesney for the country hit "When The Sun Goes Down"

Tabloid News

SEATTLE -- A quiet morning at the Seattle Police Department's East Precinct was interrupted Sunday when officers found a man involved in some nefarious activity behind the building. He was burning a paper bag full of his own feces.

Officers were finishing up some paperwork at about 11 a.m. when someone popped in to tell them about a fire in the alley outside.

When they went outside to investigate, officers found a man standing next to a burning paper bag.

After putting out the fire, police began questioning the 31-year-old man who was standing next to it. He quickly admitted to starting the fire, saying he had "taken a (poop) and was trying to burn the (poop) away.”

The man also pleaded ignorance that it was against the law to burn bags of feces behind police stations.

Officers arrested the man, who has not been named, and booked him for reckless burning. Police say a Seattle Fire Department crew "mercifully came and hosed down the alley."


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