February 2, 1962

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1962, the 8th and 9th planets aligned for the first time in 400 years and never would again, as Pluto had lost its planetary status in August 2006 due to having signed a professional contract with Walt Disney in 1930. The other eight planets, Mercury especially, filed a formal complaint with the Planetary Amateur Sports Commission in 2002 and in 2006, Space Arbiter, Mike Brown leveled sanctions against Pluto, forever regulating it to the minor leagues of dwarf planets.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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One Response to February 2, 1962

  1. Pluto says:

    I still blame Neil deGrasse Tyson for my reduced status.

    He insists it’s not his fault, of course, but I know better.

    Watch your back, Tyson… Watch your back…

    dwarf planet

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