In 1840 - The first adhesive postage stamps went on sale in Great Britain.
In 1851 - The mechanical refrigerator was patented by Dr. John Gorrie.
In 1877 - Chief Crazy Horse surrendered to U.S. troops in Nebraska.
In 1915 - Babe Ruth hit his first major league home run while playing for the Boston Red Sox.
In 1941 - Bob Hope gave his first USO show at California's March Field. (which doesn’t exist any more, by the way)
In 1954 - British runner Roger Banister broke the four minute mile.
In 1960 - U.S. President Eisenhower signed the Civil Rights Act of 1960.
In 1994 - The Chunnel officially opened. The tunnel under the English Channel links England and France.
George Clooney (yes!), Bob Seeger, Willie Mays, Sigmund Freud, Orson Wells, and Rudolph Valintino were born.
And you know who else?
MY AMAZING MOM!
Happy Birthday, Mom!!!
(Sorry for the cheesy picture, mom….but its all I’ve got that’s recent!)
I love you SO much and I am so thankful to you! I'm thankful you set boundaries, had high expectations, loved the heck out of us, made sure we were involved in school and activities, kept us on the straight and narrow.
I miss you so much and wish I could be there to take you out to lunch and shopping!