Today, my wife and I celebrate our 33rd wedding anniversary. Also on this day in history - April 26, 1986, the world’s worst nuclear power plant accident occurs at the Chernobyl nuclear power station in the Soviet Union. Coincidence?
THIS DAY IN HISTORY
APRIL 26, 1986
Test triggers nuclear disaster at Chernobyl
Chatterginteeth News - On April 26, 1986, the world’s worst nuclear power plant accident occurs at the Chernobyl nuclear power station in the Soviet Union. On this very same day, half a world away and on the other side of the globe in Flint, Michigan, a matrimonial knot was tied by two youngsters that has endured to this day - 33 years later! Did the fallout from Chernobyl actually cause this simultaneous leap of faith into the marital abyss?
Pictured: This is NOT Renée Zellweger and Tom Selleck on a Hawaiian booze cruise.
In the years since the disaster, the radiation levels in the area near the plant have decreased enough where people can visit the area. This is great news, since this destination has always been at the top of my list for celebrating an anniversary at some point. Maybe next year, whaddyasay honey? Slight sunburns after a vacation is not that unusual, so sporting facial radiation burn in the office after our return shouldn't be cause for too much concern.
Kids, I don't care WHAT your uncles Ricky, Greg, Randy and Bernie tell you. This IS NOT...
In any case Tina, I love you more today than I did before I was dosed with that radioactive plume so long ago - and that's not just over half a century of Flint water ingestion talkin'! Happy Anniversary.