ON THIS DAY
On this date in 551 B.C., Confucius was born. He was of course, the man who coined the phrase, "He who lives in glass house should dress in basement."
In 1789, the U.S. War Department created a regular army. The secret? Lots of fiber.
On this date in 1829, the famous Scotland Yard was created. Weird that they use "Yard" when they're on the metric system.
In 1913, Rudolph Diesel -- the inventor of the diesel engine -- drowned in the English Channel. Ironically, he was knocking for help and everyone just assumed he was just like his engine.
On this date in 1951, the very first color broadcast of a football game on TV took place. This marked the beginning of the end for Sunday home projects. This really should be a holiday and we should all have the day off.
In 1973, a 47-year-old French man completed 185 non-stop days on a tightrope. He finally came down and faced his wife. I have a hard time just sitting on this chair without falling off.
On this date in 1987, Henry Ford II died at the age of 70. Or, as they say in the business, "was recalled."
In 1998, the Federal Reserve lowered the prime rate to 5.25 percent, the first cut in nearly three years. Yes, it wasn't that long ago, we were working things from the other side...
On this date in 2001, Jennifer Lopez married her first husband, Chris Judd. Hey, someone had to be first.
Popular posts from this blog
Book discussion group to meet The next book up for discussion by the Cochise College Literary Guild is “Spirit Walk,” written by Cochise College instructor Jay Treiber. The discussion is Nov. 21, 11 a.m. – noon, in the Horace Steele Room in the Sierra Vista Campus Library Building. The Literary Guild club for readers and lovers of books is open to all students and community members. For more information, call 520.515.5499 or email@example.com .
Fall Book Discussion and Movie Series—Heartburn by Nora Ephron Wednesday, November 19 Book Discussion • 10:30 a.m. Movie • 1:00 p.m. Sierra Vista Public Library Join us for a lively and stimulating discussion about “Choices and Changes,” this season’s book and movie series theme exploring women’s rights. The series concludes with Nora Ephron’s modern tale Heartburn, the semi-autobiographical novel based on her tempestuous marriage to Washington Post’s Pulitzer Prize winning reporter Carl Bernstein, best known for breaking the Watergate scandal. Interested in joining the discussion? Call Susan Abend at 458-4225 to register or if you would like more information.