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Monday, August 03, 2009

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

So, here we are on History Day again...and I know what you're thinking. Okay sure, other, more important things happened on this day...But let's hear it for the fun factor, shall we???

On this day in 1933, the now famous Mickey Mouse watch was introduced. It sold for $2.75 and one of those original watches today is worth hundreds.

In other news....

1492, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue...The Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria left Spain just before sunrise looking for a water passage to Cathay--they never did find it.

1880, The American Canoe Association was formed at Lake George, New York. (Canoes have associations???)

1933, with Lefty Grove pitching, the Philadelphia Athletics beat the New York Yankees, shattering their winning streak of 308 games

1949, the NBA was formed.......(Have I mentioned how much I don't like basketball??)

1958, James Robert Sordelet of Fort Wayne, In., became the first person to re-enlist in the Navy while UNDER the North Pole! He did so while serving on the USS Nautilus as it crossed under the Arctic ice.

1963, College football All Stars beat the Green Bay Packers 20-17 (I'm guessing there were a lot of embarrassed faces)

1963, the Beatles made their final appearance at the Cavern Club in Liverpool.

1963, the Beach Boys SURFER GIRL was released. (Jeez, '63 was a busy year!)

1963, Allan Sherman's hit HELLO MUDDAH, HELLO FADDAH was released (and now it's in my head!!)

1971, Paul McCartney formed the band Wings....(Never should have had Linda singing...just my opinion)

1985, Mail service returned to Paradise Lakes, FL--a nudist colony--after residents promised to either wear clothes or stay out of sight when the mailperson was expected....(How thoughtful!)

Okay you guys..........what've you got??


  • At 4:35 PM, Blogger Lacey Devlin said…

    Ahh the mickey mouse watch. You smile just saying it don't you? If only I had an original lol then we could all go shopping :)

  • At 5:57 PM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    Ah, Lacey...what a good time we could have!!

  • At 8:57 PM, Blogger ARCyndi/Dr. Cynthia Morgan said…

    Hi Maureen! Miss me? LOL I've been neck deep in "stuff"! Including just returning today from a 5 week road trip with the parents. I'll try to get here more often.

  • At 9:19 AM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    Hey Cyndi!!

    I HAVE missed you! Been wondering where you disappeared to, girl!

    Welcome back!

  • At 11:39 AM, Blogger Pat said…

    You're right about Linda's singing. But I think it shows that Paul cared enough about her, that he didn't care what ANYONE else thought.

  • At 6:04 PM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    Y'know Pat, I agree totally. Said a lot about just how much he loved her that he wanted her with him. but damn.......cut the sound on that mike! LOL


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