The MLB playoffs start today. Sadly my Yankees are not playing. So for my prediction to win it all, which may or may not be the curse of death, see the header photo. 🙂
On this day in 1777 the Congress of the United States moved to York, PA, due to advancing British forces.
In 1787 the Columbia left Boston and began the trip that would make it the first American vessel to sail around the world.
In 1882, in Appleton, WI, the world’s first hydroelectric power plant began operating.
In 1947 the World Series was televised for the first time. The sponsors only paid $65,000 for the entire series between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Yankees.
And in 1954 the U.S. Navy commissioned the Nautilus submarine at Groton, CT. It was the first atomic-powered vessel. The submarine had been launched on January 21, 1954.
Quote of the Day
“Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it.”
Today is Sir Charles Villiers Stanford’s birthday. So it’s “The Blue Bird.”
And today is Johnny Mathis’ birthday.