Owner of us Nick Denton is 43 today. Happy birthday also to Vince McMahon, Yasser Arafat, Dave Chappelle, Mike Huckabee, Reggie Miller, Steve Guttenberg, Rupert Grint, and Richard Blakeley. Quite the auspicious group. Also on this day in history:

1572: French Huguenots massacred in the Saint Bartholomew's Day Massacre.
1814: British troops burn down the White House.
1954: The American Communist Party is outlawed.
1966: Nick Denton born.
1992: Hurricane Andrew devastates South Florida.