Today is my daughter’s birthday. 🙂
So… Happy Birthday Elizabeth! 🙂
🙂 🙂 🙂
On this day in 1790 the first U.S. patent was issued to Samuel Hopkins for his process for making potash and pearl ashes, which was used in fertilizer.
In 1792 the cornerstone of the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia, PA, was laid. It was the first building to be used only as a U.S. government building.
In 1928 MGM’s Leo the lion roared for the first time.
In 1955 Marilyn Bell of Toronto, Canada, at age 17, became the youngest person to swim the English Channel.
In 1961 the first tie in All-Star Game major league baseball history was recorded when it was stopped in the 9th inning due to rain at Boston’s Fenway Park.
In 1971 men rode in a vehicle on the moon for the first time in a lunar rover vehicle (LRV).
And in 1981 the seven-week baseball players’ strike came to an end.
Quote of the Day
“Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it.”
This one is a request from the birthday girl.
And this song was released today in 1976.
Anyone have a QoD for us?