I have gotten out of the habit, but I used to go to Wikipedia everyday to find out what happened “on this day”. It’s fun AND educational! I know, I know, I might sound like a bit of a nerd……well, I probably give you myriad reason to call me that……but hey, it is what it is!
Anyway, I haven’t checked it out in a while but decided to this morning (since, among other things, I can’t sleep…..and well, it’s time to get up now anyway…..). Low and behold, some pretty exciting things happened on March 26th!
Hapyy Independence Day to Bangladesh!
- As a person who LOVES LOVES LOVES to read and who happens to speak English, I was excited to learn that, in 1484, William Caxton, who was the first printer of books in English, printed his translation of Aesop’s Fables.
- It saddened me to learn that, in 1942 – in Poland, Auschwitz received its first female prisoners.
- But – now this is cool! – in 1953 – Jonas Salk announces his polio vaccine.
- And (this made me tear up!), in 1976, Queen Elizabeth II sent out the first royal email, from the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment.
- In 1997, thirty-nine bodies found in the Heaven’s Gate cult suicides. Wow, I remember this too well to realize it was 11 years ago! Does that mean I am getting old?!?!!?!
- As an avid emailer, I shuttered in remembering that, in 1999 – The Melissa computer worm was released, infecting e-mail systems around the world.
And let’s not forget birthdays!
- 1874 – Robert Frost, American poet (d. 1963)
- 1911 – Tennessee Williams, American dramatist (d. 1983)
- 1930 – Sandra Day O’Connor, U.S. Supreme Court Justice
- 1931 – Leonard Nimoy, American actor and director (he reminds me of my brother, Joe)
- 1940 – James Caan, American actor
- 1942 – Erica Jong, American author
- 1944 – Diana Ross, American singer (Supremes)
- 1948 – Steven Tyler, American singer (Aerosmith) – boy he rocks for his age!!!!
- 1950 – Martin Short, Canadian comedian
Okay, there is a bunch more, but I need to get ready for work! But before I go, let me share some of the peeps who have been in Du-par’s lately:
I was right next to Eric Stolz yesterday! He was with another actor, but I can’t remember his name so sorry.
The other day, Danny Trejo stopped by. For a tough guy, I have to admit he was pretty sexy!
Gallagher was in and, yes, he was bald on top.
ABC News Anchor Marc Brown is a regular. And he is way more buff than he looks on TV!
Okay, I really need to go! Chat at you later! Gina OUT.