WordPress Trivia, Part 2

Oh, crap, I did it again.

WordPress core will send headers that prevent caching by browsers and RFC-compliant reverse proxies (like Ledge) when a user is logged in, or an error (such as 404) is returned. These headers are defined in wp-includes/functions.php:

Nothing crazy. But what’s so special about January 11, 1984? Beats me, I wasn’t alive then. But we have the Internet (and copious amounts of free time while I’m stuck on a graveyard rotation)!

  • Chinese Premier Zhao Ziyang was on an official visit to the U.S., visiting Honolulu (Hawaii), Williamsburg (Virginia), San Francisco, and New York City.
  • Nepal celebrated Unity Day.
  • Journeyman tight end Kevin Boss was born. He would go on to play for New York in Super Bowl XLII (the one with David Tyree’s one-handed catch).
  • Denver and San Antonio played the NBA’s highest scoring game (Denver won 163-155).
  • Fritz Geissler died.
  • STS 41-B was moved onto the launch pad.
  • Washington and the Vatican established full diplomatic relations for the first time in 117 years
  • It marked the 20th anniversary of “Smoking and Health: Report of the Advisory Committee to the Surgeon General of the United States”.
  • Matt Mullenweg was born. That has to be a coincidence. Right?

 

Sources:
– http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/January_11
– http://2001-2009.state.gov/r/pa/ho/15745.htm
– http://www.historyorb.com/date/1984/january/11
– http://takemeback.to/11-January-1984
– http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Bowl_XLII
– http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STS-41-B
– http://www.nytimes.com/1984/01/11/nyregion/wednesday-january-11-1984-international.html
– http://profiles.nlm.nih.gov/ps/retrieve/Narrative/NN/p-nid/60
– http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Mullenweg

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