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2006

Jenson Button qualifies in 14th but goes on to win his first F1 race

Faster Than a Speeding Button

It’s Fast Friday. Vroom! Whoosh! Hoo-hah! Can you feel the fastness? To entirely get onboard with all this speed and velocity, we’re celebrating an integral moment in the life of one of our most accelerating Britishers ever. That star in a very nippy car: Jenson Button. Though on this particular day in 2006, JB (as he’s affectionately ... Read more >

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1962

Marilyn Monroe is found dead

On this day in 1962, movie actress Marilyn Monroe is found dead in her home in Los Angeles, lying nude on her bed, face down, with a telephone in one hand. Empty bottles of pills, prescribed to treat her depression, were littered around the room. After a brief investigation, Los Angeles police concluded that her death was "caused by a self-administered overdose of sedative drugs and that the mo... Read more >