The historical synchronicity was just too easy today. There's nothing to add. But here's goes.
Perhaps (probably) it's just a coincidence (PIJAC), but did you know that today in Ireland in 1997, divorce was finally made legal? One might assume political negotiations and legislative juggling converged making today the day, but I suspect the truth has more to do with the fact that today is also Elizabeth's Taylor's birthday. A tribute from a grateful nation.