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Monday, October 26, 2009

History Day....

It's History Day again! Today in 1881, Doc Holliday and the Earp brothers took on the Clantons at the OK Corral in Tombstone, AZ. Within 30 seconds of the gunfight erupting, 3 men were dead and 3 were wounded. Only Wyatt walked away unscathed. Now, let us pause for a moment to enjoy that picture...hmmm? Kurt Russell as Wyatt...yum. Sam Elliott just being himself....yum. And Val Kilmer sooo should have gotten an Oscar!

And in other news...

1858, the Rotary Motion washing machine was patented by Hamilton Smith in Pittsburgh, PA. (Should we be grateful, I wonder??)

1911, the Philadelphia Athletics beat the New York Yankees in the World Series.

1935, a talented 12 year old, Frances Gumm, first sang on NBC radio. Four years later, as Judy Garland, she won the world's hearts playing Dorothy in THE WIZARD OF OZ.

1965, the Beatles receive MBE awards from the Queen of England.

1970, Garry Trudeau, only 22 years old, began his comic strip, Doonesbury

1986, Donald Duck was shown for the first time in communist China

And that's what I found for today...How about you?


  • At 5:05 PM, Blogger Lacey Devlin said…

    Any day with Donald Duck is a good day ;)

  • At 6:18 PM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    How very true! You're a deep one, Lacey!! =)

  • At 10:33 PM, Blogger Pat said…

    I'm so glad there is someone else out there who noticed Val Kilmer stealing scenes left and right through out the movie. He was the BEST Doc Holliday ever!!

  • At 8:19 AM, Blogger EllenToo said…

    1825 ~ Erie Canal officially opens
    1905 ~ Norway gained independence from Sweden
    1916 ~ Margaret Sanger arrested for obscenity {advocating birth control}
    1949 ~ Truman raised the minimum wage from 40 to 75 cents an hour
    1964 ~ Rolling Stones appear on Ed Sullivan show

  • At 7:29 AM, Blogger Unknown said…

    Ten years ago: In the first debate of the Democratic presidential race, Al Gore sought to stem his decline in the polls by attacking rival Bill Bradley's health care and spending plans. The U.S. federal budget surplus was put at $123 billion in 1998, marking the first back-to-back surpluses since the 1950's.
    A SURPLUS???
    In 1938, Du Pont announced a name for its new synthetic yarn: "nylon."

    In 1954, Walt Disney's first television program, entitled "Disneyland" after the yet-to-be completed theme park, premiered on ABC.

  • At 8:35 AM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    Pat, you little Huckleberry!! He was amazing!!

  • At 8:36 AM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    Wow, Ellen. In a short hundred years, our ideas of obscenity has really changed, huh??

  • At 8:37 AM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    Amy, a SURPLUS??? Whoa. Staggering.

    And ooh. Nylon.....


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