Happy Columbus Day.
And Happy Thanksgiving to our Canadian friends.
I saw this bird on the way to church yesterday, so I had to stop and take some pics. You can’t see it in the header, but he had a berry in his mouth the whole time.
On this day in 1775 the U.S. Continental Congress ordered the construction of a naval fleet.
In 1792 the cornerstone of the Executive Mansion was laid in Washington, DC. The building became known as the White House in 1818.
In 1812 American forces were defeated at the Battle of Queenstown Heights. The British victory effectively ended any further U.S. invasion of Canada.
In 1951 a football with a rubber covering was used for the first time. Georgia Tech beat Louisiana State 25-7.
And in 1995 Walt Disney World Resort admitted its 500-millionth guest.
Quote of the Day
“What Britain needs is an iron lady.”
Today is Paul Simon’s birthday. From PaulSimonVEVO