Saturday, September 20, 2008

Here's One For You, Norm!

Today in History...
  • In 1881, Chester A. Arthur was sworn in as the 21st president of the United States, succeeding James A. Garfield, who had been assassinated.
  • In 1961, shortly after his election as president, John F. Kennedy announced that he was determined to win the "space race" with the Soviets.
  • In 1973, Singer-songwriter Jim Croce, 30, died in a plane crash in Louisiana.
  • In 1975, David Bowie scores his first No. 1 hit with "Fame," from his album Young Americans.
  • In 1998, After playing in a record 2,632 consecutive games over 16 seasons, Cal Ripken Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles sat out a game against the New York Yankees.
And born on this day...
  • In 1878, Upton Sinclair, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and reformer.
  • In 1934, Actress Sophia Loren.
  • And long, long ago, somewhere far, far away. Virginia blogger Norman Leahy was born.
Go tell Norman happy birthday!

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