On this day in 1682 William Penn sailed from England and later established the colony of Pennsylvania in America.
In 1809 Charles Doolittle Walcott first discovered fossils near Burgess Pass.
In 1941, during World War II, the Nazis severed the last railroad link between Leningrad and the rest of the Soviet Union.
And in 1965 Thurgood Marshall was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a Supreme Court justice.
Quote of the Day
“Of all created comforts, God is the lender; you are the borrower, not the owner.”
Today is Kitty Wells’ birthday.
My daughter has now watched the first, and half of the second Star Wars movies for the first time. This afternoon we’ll finish the second and watch the third. 🙂 So in keeping with the theme…. From ThePianoGuys
And it’s our 2 year anniversary here at Wandering Views. So thank you all for your participation, and for what you bring to this blog. Without you folks, this wouldn’t be possible. 🙂
On this day in 1833 the “Factory Act” was passed in England to settle child labor laws.
In 1945 U.S. General Douglas MacArthur left for Japan to officially accept the surrender of the Japanese.
In 1962 the lower level of the George Washington Bridge opened.
In 1977 Lou Brock brought his total of stolen bases to 893. The record he beat was held by Ty Cobb for 49 years.
And in 1983 the anchor of the USS Monitor, from the U.S. Civil War, was retrieved by divers.
Quote of the Day
“In a circle of true Friends each man is simply what he is: stands for nothing but himself. No one cares twopence about any one else’s family, profession, class, income, race, or previous history…That is the kingliness of Friendship. We meet like sovereign princes of independent states, abroad, on neutral ground, freed from our contexts. This love (essentially) ignores not only our physical bodies but that whole embodiment which consists of our family, job, past and connections…Hence (if you will not misunderstand me) the exquisite arbitrariness and irresponsibility of this love. I have no duty to be anyone’s Friend and no man in the world has a duty to be mine. No claims, no shadow of necessity. Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art, like the universe itself (for God did not need to create). It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.”