Monday, March 26, 2007

On this Date in History

Some Birthdays: (Check out the last entry)

1874 Robert Frost San Francisco CA, poet (Mending Wall, Road Not Taken)
1884 Wilhelm Backhaus Leipzig Germany, pianist (Rubinstein 1905)
1911 Tennessee Williams Columbus MS, dramatist (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof)
1930 Sandra Day O'Connor El Paso TX, 1st woman Supreme Court Justice (1981- )
1931 Leonard Nimoy Boston MA, actor (Spock-Star Trek, Mission Impossible)
1940 Nancy Pelosi (Representative-Democrat-CA)
1944 Diana Ross [Earle] Detroit MI, (Supremes, Lady Sings the Blues, Mahogany)
2233 James T Kirk science fiction captain of USS Enterprise (Star Trek)

I should have noted yesterday: 2184 Pavel Andreivich Chekov Leningrad, USSR (Star Trek-character)


0752 Pope Stephen II dies only 4 days after his election
1827 Ludwig van Beethoven German composer (Appassionata), dies in Wien (Vienna) at 56
1892 Walt Whitman poet, dies in Camden NJ at 72


1668 England takes control of Bombay India
1824 1st performance of Beethoven's "Missa Solemnis"
1863 Voters in West Virginia approve gradual emancipation of slaves
1872 Thomas J Martin patents fire extinguishe
1886 1st cremation in England
1895 King Alfonso plants pine sapling in Madrid, starts Spain's Arbor Day
1916 Birdman of Alcatraz receives solitary
1937 Joe DiMaggio takes Ty Cobb's advice & replace his 40 with 36 oz bat
1937 Spinach growers of Crystal City TX, erect statue of Popeye
1937 William H Hastie becomes 1st black federal judge (Virgin Islands)
1938 NBC radio performance of Howard Hanson's 3rd Symphony
1953 Dr Jonas Salk announces new vaccine to prevent polio [myelitis]
1955 "Ballad of Davy Crockett" becomes the #1 record in US
1971 "Benny Hill Show" tops TV ratings

These are the ones that stood out for me. For more visit here.

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