Today’s header photo is from Kim.
This one is from Cheryl.
It’s Friday! And even better, the start of a long weekend! 🙂
On this day in 1618 the Thirty Years War began when three opponents of the Reformation were thrown through a window.
In 1701, in London, Captain William Kidd was hanged after being convicted of murder and piracy.
In 1879 the first U.S. veterinary school was established by Iowa State University.
In 1900 Civil War hero Sgt. William H. Carney became the first African American to receive the Medal of Honor, 37 years after the Battle of Fort Wagner.
In 1934 the notorious Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were ambushed and killed by Texas Rangers.
And in 1960 Israel announced the capture of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina.
Quote of the Day
“Love, dearest Lady, such as I would speak,
Lives not within the humor of the eye;—
Not being but an outward phantasy,
That skims the surface of a tinted cheek,—
Else it would wane with beauty, and grow weak,
As if the rose made summer,—and so lie
Amongst the perishable things that die,
Unlike the love which I would give and seek:
Whose health is of no hue—to feel decay
With cheeks’ decay, that have a rosy prime.
Love is its own great loveliness alway,
And takes new lustre from the touch of time;
Its bough owns no December and no May,
But bears its blossom into Winter’s clime.”
Today is Artie Shaw’s birthday.
Today is also Charlie Hunter’s birthday, the master of the 8 string guitar.