April 14: This Day in Sci-Fi History

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Apr 14, 2017, 6:04 PM EDT

Pull together your Scooby gang, everyone, it’s time to party.  On this day in 1977, Sarah Michelle Gellar was born. Yes, the girl who saved the world – a lot, Buffy the Vampire Slayer herself (sorry, Kristy Swanson) turns 40 today. Gellar also appeared in horror films I Know What You Did Last Summer, and Scream 2, and … look she’s basically the center of pretty much every sci-fi fantasy thing that’s good in the world.  Today also happens to be the day that the Titanic hit the iceberg in 1912.

And in our usual ranking of holidays we suspect someone thought up stoned – today is National Look up at the Sky Day.  We did some research on this one because while it’s said to exist in several places, nobody’s quite sure why.  But it’s possible we cracked this case, because while looking it up, we did find out that on April 14, 1981, the first space shuttle mission returned to Earth.  Either way, may we entreat you to take a minute today where you look up at the sky and imagine all the happy hours it’s given you.

Tomorrow:  Remembering some defiant witches.