HAPPY SEPTEMBER! I look at it this way, for most of us it’s a 3 day weekend coming up. For the Northern kids it’s back to school, down here the kids went back 3 weeks ago. Today we observe the following:
Chicken Boy’s Day – I have no idea what this is and don’t care. OK it was bugging me – Chicken Boy was a restaurant icon in Los Angeles. The restaurant is gone, but Chicken Boy lives on in art form.
Emma M. Nutt Day – First woman telephone operator (there are questions on this one).
Pink Cadillac Day – Elvis bought his Mom one in 1956.
1854 – Engelbert Humperdinck – And you thought it was the singer. Educational information here, he was an opera composer.
1866 – James “Gentleman Jim” Corbett – Champion Boxer.
1910 – Jack Hawkins – Actor (Ben Hur).
1923 – Rocky Marciano – Champion Boxer.
1933 – Conway Twitty – Singer.
1939 – Lily Tomlin – Actress
Stuff that Happened:
1661 – 1’st Yacht Race, England’s King Charles vs. his brother James.
1666 – Great London Fire, 80% of London destroyed.
1890 – 1’st Baseball Tripleheader – Boston vs. Pittsburgh.
1922 – NYC law requires all pool halls to change name to billiards.
1939 – World War II begins, Germany invades Poland.
1975 – Gunsmoke goes off the air.
Some smarts for today.