This week 14 years ago, Dennis Tito returned to Earth after an eight-day visit to the International Space Station, Pope John Paul II became the first pontiff to visit a mosque, "The Mummy Returns" topped the box office and the following songs were the most popular in the U.S., according to Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive.
This is traditionally the time of year when I use this column to give the HonFest update. And I'll get to that in a bit, but before we do, there are a number of other awesome events going on in Hampden to highlight first.
Following the Orioles¿ first two games here in Minnesota, silence reigned in the visiting clubhouse of Target Field. Forget about hearing a pin drop. You could hear the sound of the Orioles¿ season plummeting.