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My name is Stu and I am here to share what I can.

About 25 years ago, or so I am led to believe, my Mom was born. As such, here's a short list of some excellent things that happened on this day in history:

1609     Henry Hudson discovers Manhattan island

1773     Benjamin Franklin writes "There never was a good war or bad peace."

1786     Annapolis Convention to determine interstate commerce

1789     Alexander Hamilton appointed Secretary of the Treasury

1839     1st Canadian track & field meet held (Caer Howell Grounds)

1850     "Swedish Nightingale" Jenny Lind gives 1st US concert

1852     Olympia Columbian is 1st newspaper published north of Columbia R

1853     1st electric telegraph in use, Merchant's Exchange to Pt Lobos

1875     1st newspaper cartoon strip

1885     Moses Hopkins, named minister to Liberia

1889     Start of the Sherlock Holmes adventure "The Crooked Man" (BG)

1893     Bronx Gas & Electric Company opens on Frisby & Tremont Ave

1910     1st commercially successful electric bus line opens (Hollywood)

1912     Phil. A's Eddie Collins steals 6 bases in 1 game

1918     Boston Red Sox beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 2 in 15th World Series

1923     After a single, Red Sox Howard Ehmke retires the next 27 Yanks

1923     The ZR-1 (biggest active dirigible) flies over NY's tallest skyscraper, the Woolworth Tower

1926     Aloha Tower dedicated in Honolulu

1926     Yanks' Bob Meusel ties record with 3 sacrifice flies

1927     Babe Ruth hits 50th of 60 homers

1928     1st TV drama-WGY's The Queens Messenger

1929     SF Mayor Rolph inaugurates new pedestrian traffic light system

1936     FDR dedicates Boulder Dam, now known as Hoover Dam

1946     1st mobile long-distance car-to-car telephone conversation

1950     1st typesetting machine to dispense with metal type exhibited

1951     Florence Chadwick becomes 1st woman to swim the English Channel from England to France. It takes 16 hours & 19 minutes

1956     Cincinnati Red Frank Robinson ties rookie record with his 38th HR

1960     The 17th Olympic games close in Rome

1961     Bob Dylan's 1st NY performance

1962     Beatles cut "Love Me Do" & "PS I Love You"

1964     George Harrison forms Mornyork Ltd music publishing company

1965     Beatles' "Help!," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks

1967     US Surveyor 5 makes 1st chemical analysis of lunar material

1972     BART begins service with a 26-mi (42-km) line from Oakland to Fremont

1985     Pete Rose of the Cin Reds gets career hit 4,192 off Eric Show of San Diego Padres, eclipsing Ty Cobb's record

Happy Birthday Ma!

4 Comments:

Suldog said...

Happy Birthday, Stu's Mom!

Thimbelle said...

Many, many happy returns of the day, Mom of Stu! :)

Barbara said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom.

Anonymous said...

thanks suldog, thimbelle, and barbara for all your good wishes for my birthday. and thank you dear stu for all your good wishes every day of the year. you are always so good to me. i wish a son like you on everyone.

i just wanted to add to your list that on sept 11th, 1932 the A train of the subway was born and your grandpa jim took the train to the hospital to see grandma sophie and her new bundle of joy (that was me).

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