Thursday Tidbits....

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Thursday, June 16, 2011

Today we celebrate:
Bloomsday (Dublin, James Joyce fans)
Christian Feast Day:
Quiricus and Julietta
June 16 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
International Day of the African Child (Organisation of African Unity)
Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev (Sikhism)
Sussex Day (Sussex)
Youth Day (South Africa)

Some cool people were born today:
1821 – Old Tom Morris, Scottish golfer (d. 1908)
1829 – Geronimo, Apache leader (d. 1909)
1890 – Stan Laurel, British actor and comedian (d. 1965)
1946 – Derek Sanderson, Canadian ice hockey player
1952 – Gino Vannelli, Canadian singer and songwriter
1953 – Ian Mosley, British drummer (Marillion)
1954 - me
1955 – Laurie Metcalf, American actress
1955 – Tree Rollins, American basketball player
1958 – Darrell Griffith, American basketball player
1958 – Jóhannes Helgason, Icelandic guitarist (Þeyr)
1970 – Phil Mickelson, American golfer
1971 – Tupac Shakur, American rapper and actor (d. 1996)
1977 – Kerry Wood, American baseball player

Some cool events occurred:
1858 – Abraham Lincoln delivers his House Divided speech in Springfield, Illinois.
1883 - The New York Giants baseball team admitted all ladies for free to the ballpark. It was the first Ladies Day.
1903 – The Ford Motor Company is incorporated.
1911 – A 772 gram stony meteorite strikes the earth near Kilbourn, Columbia County, Wisconsin damaging a barn.
1954 - Mom Joan gave birth to her first son.
1961 – Rudolf Nureyev defected from the Soviet Union.
1967 - The Monterey Pop Festival began at the Monterey Fairgrounds in Northern California. The festival lasted three days.
1975 - John Lennon sued the U.S. government, he charged that officials tried to deny his immigration through selective prosecution.
1978 - The film adaptation of "Grease" premiered in New York City.
1980 - The movie "The Blues Brothers" opened in Chicago, IL
1993 - The U.S. Postal Service released a set of seven stamps that featured Bill Haley, Buddy Holly, Clyde McPhatter, Otis Redding, Ritchie Valens, Dinah Washington and Elvis Presley.
2008 - California began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

All in all - a cool day indeed!

5 Of Your Sparks

  1. Jay Says:
  2. Yeah, Thursday is a pretty cool day. ;-)


    Happy Birthday Vinster!


  4. Travis Cody Says:
  5. Happy Birthday Sir!

    Sorry to get here late...packing and watching a great SYTYCD results show.

  6. You DID have an awesome birthday, didn't you? DIDN'T YOU?!

  7. Travis: Thanks

    Songbird: I DID I DID


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