Good Morning Guys and Dolls:
First of all I would like to thank and wish all the guys and dolls who served our country a very happy “Veteran’s Day.” Your efforts for freedom will never be forgotten. On a lighter thought that’s me too.
The weather in Florida today is cloudy with rain and storms thanks to Ida. Hoping for cooler temperatures starting tonight. We really need the rain as it is the start of the dry season. I think we have some famous birthdays and other famous events that occurred so let us take a peek.
Born This Date:
1771 – Ephraim McDowell – Surgeon pioneered abdominal surgery.
1885 – George S. Patton – General “Blood and Guts”, my Dad served under him in North Africa.
1896 – Charles “Lucky” Luciano – Everybody knows who Lucky is.
1899 – Pat O’Brien – Great actor.
1911 – King Hussein of Jordan.
1922 – Kurt Vonnegut Jr. – Author.
1925 – Jonathan Winters – One of my favorite funny men. Not all there.
1943 – Jan Adamski – Polish chess master.
1974 – Leonardo DiCaprio – Actor.
A Few Small Things That Occurred Today:
1921 – President Harding dedicates Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
1933 – “Great Black Blizzard”, 1st great dust storm in the Great Plains.
1939 – Kate Smith first sings “God Bless America.”
1959 – 1st episode of “Rocky and His Friends” airs on TV.
1969 – Jim Morrison of the Doors arrested on plane for being drunk, probably more too.
Thought for Today: “Fear is the tax that conscience pays to guilt.”