Thursday, July 26, 2007

On This Day...

On this day in history in:

1775 - A postal system was established by the 2nd Continental Congress of the United States. The first Postmaster General was Benjamin Franklin.

1881 - Thomas Edison and Patrick Kenny execute a patent application for a facsimile telegraph (U.S. Pat. 479,184).

- The Chester was launched. It was the first turbine-propelled ship.

1948 - Babe Ruth was seen by the public for the last time, when he attended the New York City premiere of the motion picture, "The Babe Ruth Story".

1964 - Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa and six others were convicted of fraud and conspiracy in the handling of a union pension fund.

- John Lennon and Paul McCartney completed the song "Hey Jude."

- Apollo 15 was launched from Cape Kennedy, FL.

2000 - A U.S. federal judge issued a preliminary injunction against Napster, Inc. The injunction had been requested by the Recording Industry of Association of America (RIAA). The website was ordered to cease trade in music covered by RIAA member copyrights by midnight July 28, 2000.

Birthdays today:
Carl Jung (1875), Aldous Huxley (1894), Gracie Allen (1906), Stanley Kubrick (1928), Mick Jagger (1943), Kevin Spacey (1959), Sandra Bullock (1964)... hey...

...wait a cotton-pickin' minute... I know these guys...

Happy Birthday to my husband Steve (1981)...

...and my brother Jim (1983)!

Be sure to send them some Happy Birthday wishes for their 26th and 24th birthdays (respectively)!!!

1 comment:

kseed03 said...

And Happy Engagement Anniversary!