History Day!! On this day in 1995, the space shuttle Atlantis docked with the Russian space station Mir, forming the largest man made satellite to orbit Earth! Pretty, huh???
And in other news....
1776, The Virginia state constitution was adopted.
1946, British authorities arrested more than 2000 Jews in Palestine in an attempt to stamp out alleged terrorism.
1967, Jayne Mansfield was killed in a car crash
1972, the Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty could be construed as "cruel and unusual punishment"...(Hmmm. Wonder what they thought the murder victims experienced)
2003, one of my personal heroines, Katherine Hepburn died today.
2006, the Supreme Court ruled that President George W Bush's plan to try GitMo detainiees in military tribunals violated US and international law. (Didn't the detainees violate a bunch of laws of humanity, too?)
2007, Apple's Iphone went on sale--(my brother loves his!)And that's what I've got.......how about you???
Labels: history day, Katherine Hepburn
It's History Day again!! On this day in 1942, V Mail, or Victory Mail was used for the first time. V Mail used a special paper for letter writing during WWII. It was designed to reduce cargo space taken up by mail sent to and from US troops. Letters written on this special paper were opened at the Post Office, censored and reduced in size to be photographed. One roll of film contained 1500 letters......(Your post office, official government peeping toms....)
1807, the crew of the British Man o' War, Leopard, fired upon and boarded the US frigate, Chesapeake. The commander, James Barron, was convicted of not being prepared for action during a courtmartial.
1939, the first Water Skiing tournament was held at Jones Beach, Long Island, New York. (Who knew???)
1952, the US Olympic fund increased by One Million Dollars, thanks to a nationwide, fourteen and a half hour telethon that starred Bing Crosby and Bob Hope.
1959, THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS, by Johnny Horton, started week number 4 at the top of the nation's Tunedex....The song was number one for six weeks.......and I'm humming it right now. Come on, you know you are, too.... sadly, Johnny Horton died the following year in a car accident.
1964, The US Supreme Court ruled that Henry Miller's controversial book, TROPIC OF CANCER could not be banned. Woo Hoo!! Let's hear it for freedom of speech!!Well, that's it for me..........I KNOW you guys have got more!! Let's hear it!
Walden's Bestseller List.........
Because of you, this book has been Number One on the Walden's Bestseller list for TWO WEEKS IN A ROW!
I'm really glad you're all getting out there for your copy! I had a great time writing this book and I think it's a fun read!
So, what do you say?? Let's go for THREE weeks on the list!! If you haven't gone shopping yet for your copy
.....go now! Your friendly, neighborhood writer thanks you!
Labels: Maureen Child, Silhouette Desire, Walden's Bestseller List
So I'm guest blogging today over at BABES IN BOOKLAND with my good buddy, Kate Carlisle!! Don't let us be lonely..........come on over and say hi!!!
Labels: Babes, blogging, free books, kate carlisle
History Day is here again! On this day in 1956, a sixteen year old John Lennon of the band, the Quarrymen, met a fourteen year old Paul McCartney and invited him to join the band. (Just the beginning of greatness!)
And in other news....
1215, the Magna Carta was signed. (Okay, this is bigger news than John and Paul, but still........)
1752, Ben Franklin flew his legendary kite with a key on it into a thunderstorm!
1775, George Washington became our first Commander in Chief
1844, Charles Goodyear patented Vulcanized rubber....giving us tires. Thanks, Charles!
1909, Benjamin Shibe patented the cork centered baseball--(and got a stadium in Philly named after him!)
1976, Houston gets ten inches of rain (Whoa!)
1991, long dormant volcano, Mt. Pinatubo erupted with a vengeance in the Phillipines.That's it for me. What did you guys find???
Shameles Self Promotion...........
It's that time again......shameless self promotion! But what the heck, it's my blog, right??
So, my June Desire, SEDUCED INTO A PAPER MARRIAGE
, is out on the shelves! This book is the last in the Hudson continuity series. It's a great book, if I do say so myself and it's really a lot of fun!
Also, if you've been reading the Hudson continuity all along, you'll have been seeing special 'extra' scenes at the end of every book, starring my hero and heroine, Devlin and Valerie. So I really hope you'll pick up a copy of SEDUCED INTO A PAPER MARRIAGE
and find out what happens to Val and Dev! I think you'll like it!
So don't just sit there.............run out and get a fun read!!
Labels: Hudson Continuity, Maureen Child, Silhouette Desire
Welcome to History Day.............
1861, Tennessee seceded from the Union
1864, Abraham Lincoln was nominated by the Republican Party for a second term as President. (Wonder if he would have accepted if he'd known how it would turn out?)
1966, a merger was announced between the National and American football leagues to take effect in 1970
1967, 34 U.S. servicemen were killed when Israeli forces raided the Liberty, a Navy vessel stationed in the Mediterranean. (Israel called it a tragic mistake) ((I wonder how they could have mistaken a US Navy vessel for anything but what it was))
1998, the NRA votes in Charlton Heston as president
That's it for me! Let's hear from you!!
Labels: history, NRA, servicemen
So I've been having computer crises...one right after another for the last few weeks--which is why there haven't been many postings from me!
I'd been trying to get my computer --my trusty book writing machine--to hang on until Microsoft comes out with the new operating system, Windows 7. See, I'd heard nightmare stories about Vista. I soooo didn't want Vista.
Naturally, my computer decided to implode early. So, I spent some quality time with the Geek Squad at Best Buy. I've got a brand new laptop (which I'm really trying to get used to), and yes, I've got Vista.
But the Geek Squad walked me through most of it. And they promised to take Vista off and put Windows 7 on for me as soon as it's possible. So for me, that makes them Saturday Heroes................
At least until the computer starts making me nuts again...........
Labels: computers, Geek Squad, Vista, writing
Superman was born today! Okay, not born so much as published. Action comics was first published on this day in 1938...introducing the world to Superman!
In 1638, Plymouth, MA had an earthquake!! (Who knew?)
1792, Kentucky became the 15th state
1796, Tennessee became the 16th state (apparently a big day for statehood!)
1831, Sir James Clark Ross discovered the magnetic North Pole while on an Arctic exploration
1869, Thomas Edison received a patent for his electronic voting machine. (You'd think we'd have gotten them to work by now!)
1925, Lou Gehrig of the New York Yankees played the first of what would become 2,139 consecutive games. He set a major league record that wasn't broken until Cal Ripken junior of Baltimore shattered it in 1995.
1967, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was released.............What've you guys got??????