Happy Birthday to my fellow Leo. Today is the one and only Whitney Houstons birthday. She was born on August 9th, 1963. She would have been 58 years old today. Whitney Houston died on February 11, 2012, aged just 48-years-old.

Let’s get weird.

It’s August 9th and just like the days before and the ones to come, the history is weird, a little scary and we’ve got a list of them for you to enjoy. Every morning I wake up grateful for the day and wonder what strangeness is associated with it. (Yes, I admit I’m a different breed of human) Knowing major historical events is crucial to understanding how we live today. Seeing what happened in the past intrigues me.

You might think I’m ghastly, but I find history fascinating because of the weird and scary things that happen. Here are 5 of the weirdest and scariest facts for August 9th. Enjoy!

Alexis Zarycki is your average girl with the hopes of leaving an everlasting impact on the world. Follow her on Instagram @official_lexpaige