So....on this day in 19mumble-mumble, I was born! That's right, I'm the star of History Day today. And in honor of say...ME, here's a picture of one slice of my absolute favorite cake! Six layers of choclatey heaven otherwise known as the Motherlode...Oh yes. there's one of these in my future...
And in other news.......
1781, American and French forces begin the seige of Yorktown. (Take that, Cornwallis!)
1787, Congress sends the Constitution to state legislatures for their approval. (My guess? That's the last time the Congress actually READ the Constitution!)
1879, Sydney, Australia institutes steam motor tram route
1892, the first football game to be played at night--in Mansfield, PA
1930, Lou Gehrig's streak of errorless games ended at 885 games
1958, US performs nuclear test at Nevada test site
1968, Janis Joplin leaves Big Brother and the Holding company (okay, not really news, but I always liked her)
1968, the Beatles' Hey Jude hits number one and stays there for 9 weeks. (Never liked that song...)
1980, Carl Sagan's 13 part series, The Cosmos premiers on PBS
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Nice Things for Beguiled....
Got SUCH a great email the other day....
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Boy do I love getting emails like that! Thank you Coffee Time!Click here to read the review...
Ah, history day--
September 21st, the Autumnal Equinox. A time of power, a time of magic, a time of change. The year's winding down (how did THAT happen so fast?)
In other news....on this day in 1784, America's first daily paper, The Pennsylvania Packet and Daily Advertiser was first published in Philadelphia. (quite a mouthful)
I897, Frank Church, editor of the New York Sun, published his answer to 8 year old Virginia O'Hanlon's now famous letter asking, "Is there really a Santa Clause?"
1957, that great trial lawyer, Perry Mason first hit TV on CBS
1961, What is it with people wanting to swim the English Channel? On this day, Antonio Abertondo swam the channel BOTH WAYS! He did it nonstop in 24 hours and 25 minutes. (WHY I ask?? We have boats!)
1970, That great staple of men everywhere debuted today. Monday Night Football was born on ABC with Howard Cosell and Don Meredith
1981, We FINALLY got a woman on the Supreme Court! Sandra Day O'Connor was confirmed by the US senate in a 99-0 vote.
1989, Hurricane Hugo plowed into Charleston, SC ringing up a trail of destruction totaling more than 8 billion dollars!
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On this day in 1813, the United States got the nickname Uncle Sam.......The name is actually linked to Samuel Wilson, a meat packer from Troy, New York, who supplied barrels of beef to the US Army during the war of 1812. Wilson had the barrels stamped with the letters US for United States, but soldiers began calling the meat a gift from 'Uncle Sam'. A local paper picked up on the story and soon, the federal government had its own nickname.
Also on this day....
1776, the world's first submarine attack.
1876, Minnesotans nearly wipe out the James-Younger gang. Let's hear it for the citizens who fight back!
1888, Edith McClean was the first baby to be placed in an incubator--then known as a "hatching cradle"
1916, the New York Giants started a winning streak, eventually winning 26 straight games
1921, the first Miss America pageant was held in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Miss Washington DC won and received a statue of a golden mermaid.
1940, in England, the blitz begins. And let's hear it for a country who never gave up......
1956, the Bell X-2 experimental rocket climbed to an altitude of 126,000 feet
1984, American Express introduced their Platinum Card....don't leave home without it.That's what I've got! Let's hear from you this week........