Saturday, March 24, 2007

On this Date in History

1721 Johann Sebastian Bach opens his Brandenburgse Concerts
1832 Mormon Joseph Smith beaten, tarred & feathered in Ohio
1837 Canada gives blacks the right to vote
1882 German scientist Robert Koch discovers bacillus cause of TB
1883 1st telephone call between New York & Chicago
1898 1st automobile sold
1930 Planet Pluto named
1937 National Gallery of Art established by Congress
1947 Congress proposes 2-term limitation on the Presidency
1955 1st seagoing oil drill rig placed in service
1958 Elvis Presley joins the army (serial number 53310761)
1962 Mick Jagger & Keith Richards perform as Little Boy Blue & Blue Boys
1964 Kennedy half-dollar issued

Religious Observances:
Roman Catholic : Commemoration of St Gabriel, patron of postmen, telephone workers

Thought for the day :
" No one is so happy or sad as he imagines. "

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