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Monday, December 14, 2009

History Day.......

Would YOU let this man tell your fortune?? Not me, thanks. He looks like a whacked out serial killer...BUT, it's Nostradamus. He was born today in 1503 and wrote 10 books of prophecies that some people claim have actually predicted the future......I'm not so sure. I've read him and seems to me you can interpret what he said a zillion different ways. But let's hear it for a guy who managed to find a bit of immortality!

1798, David Wilkinson of Rhode Island patented the nut and bolt machine--oh and the screw, too. (Figures a man would find a way to patent a screw)

1819, Alabama was welcomed into the Union. Now lets all sing a chorus of Sweet Home Alabama to celebrate!

1902, the Silverton set sail from San Francisco on its trip to lay the first telephone cable between San Francisco and Hawaii

1911, after several unsuccessful expeditions to find the South Pole, Roald Amundsen and four companions made the discovery today. (Hmm. Wouldn't walking South do that for you? Or is it North?)

1944 Elizabeth Taylor starred in the movie National Velvet--a girl and her horse.

1953, a 19 year old Sandy Koufax was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers

1968 Marvin Gaye was number one on the charts with I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE--(and now we're all humming it!)

1996, the disabled freighter Bright Field rammed a crowded New Orleans riverfront mall. Thanks to the quick thinking of the ship's pilot, no one was killed.

Okay guys....let me have it! What have you got?


  • At 3:55 PM, Blogger Lacey Devlin said…

    Maybe you have to be scary looking to be a prophet? It adds to the mystic... :P

  • At 5:33 PM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    Maybe that's it, Lacey...Just lookin' at him gives me the willies. And not in a happy way!

  • At 9:30 PM, Blogger Pat said…

    Men and screws DO seem to go hand in hand.

  • At 11:23 AM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    Pat, ain't that the truth though??

  • At 1:03 PM, Blogger Kate Carlisle said…

    I'm picturing raisins dancing across the screen ... I heard it through the grapevine ... uh-huh ... :-)

    Just stopped by to say hi! And pick up some history lessons!

    Men and screws. LOL

  • At 1:13 PM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    Nice moves, kate! YOU got rhythm!!


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