Happy Tuesday Guys and Dolls:
Things are a little slow this morning so, I thought I would do a little posting so you don’t stop coming around and reading old Joey Z. Let’s go back in history this date and see what happened, who if anyone I like was born and who is playing the harp or stroking coal.
1898 – Amelia Earhart – Flew into the wild blue yonder and never returned. Still making news this morning on the ne.
1920 – Bella Abzug – Politician from NY, remember those big colorful hats she wore.
1936 – Ruth Buzzi – That Laugh-In lady. Her first national exposure came when she teamed up with Dom DeLuise in a comical magic act in which she plays his sidekick named "Shakuntala".
PASSED AWAY TODAY:
1966 – Montgomery Clift – Good actor died at age 45. Starred in “From Here to Eternity.”
1980 – Peter Seller – British comedian, loved those Pink Panther movies. “It was a Minkey.”
1847 – Brigham Young and his Mormon followers arrive in Salt Lake City, Utah. Corporate American begins – Hey I forgot that’s Mitt Romney’s hallowed ground.
1925 – Scopes found guilty of teaching evolution in Tennessee, fined $100 and court costs; gee they had court costs in those days too.
1948 – Soviets blockade of Berlin from the west. Airlift begins for relief.
1972 – Jigme Singye Wangchuk becomes King of Bhutan at age 16. Never heard of him.
And finally the thought of the day: “WE HANG THE PETTY THIEVES AND APPOINT THE GREAT ONES TO PUBLIC OFFICE.” How true are the words, my man George Carlin could not have said it better.
Have a great day Speakies.