And Happy Saturday!
On this day in 1776 the Virginia constitution was adopted and Patrick Henry was made governor.
In 1860 the first iron-pile lighthouse was completed at Minot’s Ledge, MA.
In 1888 Professor Frederick Treves performed the first appendectomy in England.
In 1897 the Chicago Cubs scored 36 runs in a game against Louisville, setting a record for runs scored by a team in a single game.
In 1925 Marvin Pipkin filed for a patent for the frosted electric light bulb.
In 1941 Joe DiMaggio got a base hit in his 42nd consecutive game, breaking George Sisler’s record from 1922.
In 1953 the Federal Highway Act authorized the construction of 42,500 miles of freeway from coast to coast.
In 1967 Israel removed barricades, re-unifying Jerusalem.
And in 1972 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty could constitute “cruel and unusual punishment.” The ruling prompted states to revise their capital punishment laws.
Quote of the Day
“Deliver me from the man who never makes a mistake, and also from the man who makes the same mistake twice.”
William J. Mayo
Today we have two 80’s bands, so lot’s of hair. 🙂
First up, it’s Ian Paice’s birthday.
It’s Don Dokken’s birthday too 🙂
Who has a QoD for us today?