The weekend has arrived. 🙂
And I’m goin’ fishin’. 🙂 🙂 🙂
On this day in 1521 Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan was killed by natives in the Philippines.
In 1805 a force led by U.S. Marines captured the city of Derna, on the shores of Tripoli.
In 1861 U.S. President Lincoln suspended the writ of habeas corpus.
In 1865 the Sultana exploded while carrying Union POWs, many recently freed from prison camps. 1600 of the 2400 passengers lost their lives.
In 1897 Grant’s Tomb was dedicated.
In 1947 “Babe Ruth Day” was celebrated at Yankee Stadium.
In 1965 “Pampers” disposable diapers were patented by R.C. Duncan.
And in 1983 Nolan Ryan of Houston Astros broke a 55-year-old major league baseball record when he struck out his 3,509th batter of his career.
Quote of the Day
“Hold fast to the Bible. To the influence of this Book we are indebted for all the progress made in true civilization and to this we must look as our guide in the future.”
Ulysses S. Grant
Seems appropriate to start with some George Jones today.
About the only birthday choices today were Sheena Easton and Ace Frehley. I could do some Ace, but you probably won’t like it as much as I would, so I’ll spare you. I have another fuzzy haired choice instead. 🙂
Who has a QoD for us today?