In 1831, Nat Turner led his rebellion in Virginia. In 1841, venetian blinds were patented. In 1888, the adding machine was patented. In 1959, Hawaii became the 50th state. It's Count Basie's birthday. Art Farmer's. Jackie DeShannon's. Joe Strummer's. Usain Bolt's. Mission: Look through the slats before you add things up. Run like hell if you need to.