Monday, May 18, 2009

Happy 2nd Blogiversary to ME!!

Today, May 18th, 2009 selected highlights of the day...from the past...

1997
Tiger Woods wins Byron Nelson Golf Classic
1992
Supreme Court rules states could not force mentally unstable criminal defendants to take anti-psychotic drugs
1989
Lisa Strawberry files for divorce from Darryl
1986
Chung Kwung Ying did 2,750 atomic hand-stand push-ups
1985
"One Night In Bangkok" by Murray Head hits #3
1980
Mount St. Helens blows its top in Washington State, 60 die
1977
A nightclub fire in Cincinnati killed 164
1969
Apollo 10 (Stafford/Cernan/Young) launched toward lunar orbit
1967
Tennessee Governor Ellington repeals "Monkey Law," upheld in 1925 Scopes Trial
1965
Gene Roddenberry suggests 16 names including Kirk for Star Trek Captain
1964
David Frost interviews Paul McCartney on BBC
1956
Mickey Mantle hits HR from both sides of plate for record 3rd time
1953
Jacqueline Cochran is 1st woman to break the sound barrier
1952
Professor WF Libby said Stonehedge dates back to 1848 BC
1951
U.N. moves headquarters to New York City
1942
New York City ends night baseball games for rest of WW II
1941
Jewish veterans honor their dead
1940
German troops conquer Brussels
1934
Congress approves "Lindbergh Act," makes kidnapping a capital offense
1927
Grauman's Chinese Theater opens in Hollywood California
1927
Ritz Hotel opens in Boston
1918
TNT explosion in chemical factory in Oakdale, Pennsylvania kills 200
1917
U.S. passes Selective Service act
1910
Passage of Earth through tail of Halley's Comet causes near-panic
1897
Irish Music Festival 1st held (Dublin)
1863
Siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi
1860
Republican Party nominates Abraham Lincoln for president
1852
Massachusetts rules all school-age children must attend school
1830
Edwin Budding of England signs an agreement for manufacture of his invention, lawn mower. Saturdays are destroyed forever
1804
Napoleon Bonaparte proclaimed Emperor of France
1756
England declares war on France
1652
Rhode Island enacts 1st law declaring slavery illegal
1642
Montreal Canada founded

and back to the present - TODAY IS MY 2ND BLOGIVERSARY!

CHECK OUT WHAT I WAS BLOGGING ABOUT LAST YEAR AND 2 YEARS AGO...

I have shared a bunch about me and my life, as well as learned a bunch about myself. Many people don't completely understand what blogging is all about...but for me, it's been a way to validate, communicate and keep track of seasonal happenings where I live. I have found each year to be different and I love to see how my thinking and psyche grew (or didn't) and what I learned. Time flies - and it is good to review my thoughts and accomplishments. The other 'plus' is making new friends; having others comment on my writing or my art or my photos. This post finds me out and about - time for some resource photography. I will return next week.


I promise not to eat them all and save one for you!

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