Good Morning Guys and Dolls:
I’ve been lax for too long, it’s time for a history lesson to sharpen that remaining grey matter up there. You know your kids are going to pop questions and we may have some answers here for you today. Let’s see who was born, died and what happened this date in history:
1857 – Fannie Farmer – that famed candy maker.
1908 – Joan Crawford – Actress she was a spooky little woman to me.
1922 – Marty Allen – Comedian, “Hello Dere” fame, we met him on a cruise in January of 2008, put on a good show aboard and very friendly.
Died This Date:
1964 – Peter Lorre – Great character actor.
1983 – Barney Clark – 1st artificial heart transplant, lived 112 days.
1985 – The Singing Nun (Janine Deckers) – Commits suicide in Belgium, could not stand to be a one hit wonder.
1987 – Dean Paul Martin – Dino’s son killed in plane crash.
Stuff That Happened:
1775 – Patrick Henry proclaims “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death.”
1794 – Lt. General Tadeusz Kosciuszko returns to Poland, helped America in the Revolutionary War. You go Kosciuszko Baby.
1903 – Wright Brothers obtain an airplane patent.
1923 – Silver and Conn release that famous song, “Yes, We Have No Bananas.”
1942 – US moves native-born of Japanese ancestry into detention centers, they paid the price later.
1985 – Billy Joel weds supermodel Christie Brinkley – She’s that uptown girl.
That’s it for today’s lesson, let us not forget our holidays today: National Puppy Day, Near Miss Day, World Meteorological Day and last of all American Diabetes Association Alert Day – get checked for that one. Have a great day Speakies and be careful out there.