Good Morning Guys and Dolls:
A happy December 1 to you all. In December we celebrate National Tie Month, Safe Toys and Gifts Month and Universal Human Rights Month. This week we celebrate Cookie Cutter Week and today Bifocals at the Monitor Liberation Day. I can’t do that one, without my 3 level computer glasses I’m sunk. I have placed some Christmas tunes on my blog to get you all in the spirit of things, so I hope you enjoy them as you are reading.
Let’s see what famous births, deaths and history occurred this date:
1671 –Francesco Stradivari – Italian Violin maker.
1904 – W.A. “Tony” Boyle – United Mine Workers President.
1925 – David Doyle – Bosley of Charlie’s Angels fame.
1934 – Billy Paul – Singer “Me and Mrs. Jones”, we got that thing going on.
1940 – Richard Pryor – Comedian/Actor, also Freebase Guy.
1944 – Bette Midler – Singer.
1949 – Pablo Escobar Gaviria – Columbian Drug Baron.
Hit the Pearly Gates Maybe:
1842 – Philip Spencer – 1st US Naval Officer hanged for mutiny.
1973 – David Ben-Gurion – Founding Father of Israel.
1994 – Lionel Stander – Actor Max on “Hart to Hart”.
Stuff That Happened:
1804 – Napoleon marries Josephine.
1831 – Erie Canal closes for 1 month due to cold weather.
1878 – 1st White House telephone installed.
1891 – James Naismith creates the game of Basketball/
1917 – Boys Town is founded by Father Edward Flanagan – “There’s no such thing as a bad boy.”
1939 – Himmler begins to deport Polish Jews.
1942 – Gas rationing starts in the US.
1957 – Sam Cooke, Buddy Holly and the Crickets appear on the Ed Sullivan Show.
There's more but that’s all for today folks.