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Monday, June 23, 2008

History Day.............


So here we are on history day again...........is it just me or is the year FLYING past???

Ahhh, the picture on the left is pretty self explanatory! But for writers, it's the beginning of the good times.......

I868, Christopher Sholes, from Wisconsin, patented his 'type-writer'. Mr. Remington came along a little later and made this type writing machine more reasonable to use. Chris's version was as big as a desk and didn't have any correcting ribbons!! Clearly a perfectionist, Mr. Sholes was also clearly not a writer!! Because as much correction ribbons and fluids I've used over the years---the backspace key on a computer was the best invention ever!

1941, Lena Horne (one of my dad's favorite singers), recorded ST. LOUIS BLUES for Victor records and launched an amazing career. She was only 23 at the time!

1961 The Antarctic Treaty was signed, guaranteeing that the freezing cold continent would only be used for peaceful, scientific purposes.

1987, Madonna was the first celebrity since Elizabeth Taylor to grace the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine.

1993, a scary day for husbands everywhere!! On this day, Lorena Bobbit took a butcher knife to her husband's er, um, privates and in so doing, created the new verb, 'bobbiting'..........

ANYBODY ELSE???

8 Comments:

  • At 3:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    HEY THERE, DO YOU KNOW IF LENA HORN IS STILL ALIVE????????
    SALLYE

     
  • At 9:12 PM, Blogger Ellen said…

    1995-Dr. Jonas Salk died
    1969-Warren Bruger sworn in as Chief
    Justice of Supreme Court
    1992-John Gotti sentenced to life in
    prison

     
  • At 9:29 PM, Blogger Arkansas Cyndi said…

    1972 - President Nixon sighs the Higher Education Act, included Title IX, which barred discrimination, including funding for sports. Open the way for collegiate women's sports.

    1848 - The Republic of Texas voted to join the United States of America

    1957 - The Roy Rogers Show ends

    This is fun. Something to look forward on Mondays

     
  • At 8:44 AM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    Hi Sallye......Nope, don't know if Lena's still alive....but last time I saw a picture of her she was still beautiful!! How annoying! Gorgeous and talented!!

     
  • At 8:45 AM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    Ellen.....ooh, good ones!! Jonas Salk had a nice long life, didn't he?? And look at the legacy he left! No more children struck down by polio!

    And hmm.......is John Gotti still in prison??

     
  • At 8:47 AM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    Cyndi!! Hey, you found some good stuff, too!! Nixon did a good thing, huh?? We should remember that.....LOL

    And how did I miss Texas???

    Glad you're enjoying history Monday! So am I!!

     
  • At 11:57 AM, Blogger Arkansas Cyndi said…

    Texas fact - I'm the world champion internet researcher! LOL.. You need to know, I can find it. :)

    Nixon - yeah. He was a bum, but that law has changed the lives of many woman - gave them an opportunity to succeed when others might not have opened that door for them.

    Got your books from Kate. So far, I've read until 3 am the last two nights. ARGH. I need a nap and to write at least 5 pages today.

    So far, I've sold about 10 copies of your Falling for King's Fortune! LOL Of course, I already had it.

     
  • At 4:09 PM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    Cyndi, I love you! =) Thanks for selling all those books for me! And thanks for staying up till 3 in the morning! LOL.....Hey, I'm worth it, right???? =)

    And I love history day! Love seeing what you find that I don't!!

     

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