Wednesday, October 28, 2009

today in history


1886: Statue of Liberty dedicated by Pres Grover Cleveland, it is celebrated by 1st confetti (ticker tape) parade in NYC.

1929: Dow Jones plummets 38.33 pts (13%) to 260.64

1954: Nobel prize for literature awarded to Ernest Hemingway

1962: Khrushchev orders withdrawal of missiles from Cuba, ending crisis

1965: Gateway Arch (630' high) completed in St Louis, Missouri

1971: John & Yoko record "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" in NYC

1974: Luna 23 launched (landing on Moon)


1914: Jonas Salk, NYC, medical reseacher (polio vaccine)

1925: Leonard Starr, comic strip cartoonist (Little Orphan Annie)

1936: Charlie Daniels, Wilmington NC, singer (Devil Went Down to Georgia)

1943: Randy Newman, rock vocalitst (Short People)

1962: A baby girl was born in a pink hospital

1967: Julia Roberts, actress


Cocotte said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!! Hope you have a fantastic day!

FTN said...

Have a fantastic birthday! But you can't fool us, we know you look much too young to have been born in 1962... Maybe 1972.

Desmond Jones said...

Well, just for the sake of sayin' so, you're far and away my favorite of the birthday folks you mentioned. . .

Have a happy birthday, Phyllis!


for a different kind of girl said...

Happy belated birthday to a girl born in a pink hospital! Hope your day was wonderful!

flutterby said...

Happy birthday! Hope you have a great day. <3