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Monday, October 06, 2008

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

Not a big day history wise, so I'm thinking you guys are going to be able to outdo me big time today!!

The picture on the left is of the Moulin Rouge in Paris...The cabaret opened on this day in 1889.......(My daughter and I saw this place on our trip to Paris and gotta say......less than impressive! But I'm guessing it was pretty big news back in the day!)

In other news.........

1884, the Naval War College opened in Newport R.I.

1927, the era of talking pictures was born with the release of THE JAZZ SINGER starring Al Jolson

1949 American born Toguri D'Aquino, convicted of being wartime broadcaster Tokyo Rose, was sentenced to ten years in prison and fined $10,000

1973 Egypt and Syria attacked Israel during the Yom Kippur holiday

1976 in a debate with Democratic candidate Jimmy Carter, President Ford claimed "there is no Soviet domination of Eastern Europe" (Later, Ford claimed he had 'misspoken'. Have you ever noticed that politicians 'misspeak'--they never lie?)

1979 Pope John Paul II became the first Pope to visit the White House

1989 Actress Bette Davis died

Okay, that's what I've about you??


  • At 1:59 PM, Blogger Ellen said…

    1683 - 13 families from Krefeld,
    Germany arrived in
    Philadelphia to begin
    Germantown, one of America's
    oldest settlements.
    1908 - Carol Lombard was born in
    Fort Wayne, Indiana.
    1928 - Chiang Kai-shek was elected
    president of China
    1958 - the nuclear submarine USS
    Seawolf surfaced after
    spending 60 days submerged
    1981 - Egyptian President Anwar
    Sadat was shot to death by
    extremists while reviewing a
    military parade.
    1961 - President JFK advise
    American families to build
    bomb shelters to protect
    them from atomic fallout in
    the event of a nuclear war.
    1927 - The Jazz Singer premiered in
    NY ending the era of silent

  • At 4:10 PM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    Impressive, Ellen!!

    But I HAD the Jazz Singer, no fair! LOL........

    and man, I remember the bomb shelters going up. Barely. LOL... With the air ducts cleverly disguised as pink cactuses!!

    and I LOVE Carole Lombard!

  • At 4:36 PM, Blogger Ellen said…

    oops sorry - I missed that on your list. I was trying to find new ones and keep up with what you had and well........

  • At 5:37 PM, Blogger Maureen Child said… WAY outdid me, Ellen!!
    no worries.......

  • At 7:19 AM, Blogger Arkansas Cyndi said…

    Maureen! I've missed the last two Mondays. I don't know where the days are going. I've even started my Christmas shopping! Out of town for the weekend (football game) and have a minor RV problem coming home, so Monday was G-O-N-E before I knew it. I'll play next Monday. :)

  • At 9:35 AM, Blogger Pat said…

    I can toss in two. Like everyone else, I'm running behind also.
    1924-In Chicago, 19-year-old Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb confess to the kidnap and murder of 14-year-old Bobby Franks. The wealthy young men state that they committed the crime as an intellectual excercise.
    1963- Mary Kay Cosmetics is founded by Mary Kay Ash. (I use some of those products myself by the way)

  • At 9:40 AM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    Hey Cyndi.......good to see you back!!

  • At 9:41 AM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    Hey Pat........good ones. Mary Kay's been rolling a heck of a long time, huh??

    Oooh. Leopold and a book about those two once. VERY scary people.

  • At 11:55 AM, Blogger Kate Carlisle said…

    Just stopping by for my weekly history lesson! Wow, Ellen, you're good!

    Oh yeah, bomb shelters. They were really going to protect us all from an atom bomb, right? Hmm. But maybe if I got stuck in one with Brendan Fraser, I'd feel a little safer.

    I know you got that connection. ;-)

  • At 4:07 PM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    Kate, I know JUST what you mean!! and oh yeah. Right there with ya!

    Let's pause to remember those infamous words......"Duck and Cover!"


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