And not just any weekend, but the one with the last day of Feb. and the first day of March in it!
Spring is 21 days from today!!!! 🙂
On this day in 1849 regular steamboat service to California via Cape Horn arrived in San Francisco for the first time. The SS California had left New York Harbor on October 6, 1848. The trip took 4 months and 21 days.
In 1854 the Republican Party was organized in Ripon, WI. About 50 slavery opponents began the new political group.
In 1956 a patent was issued to Forrester for a computer memory core.
In 1979 Mr. Ed the horse died.
And in 1993 U.S. Federal agents raided the compound of an armed religious cult in Waco, TX. The ATF had planned to arrest the leader of the Branch Davidians, David Koresh, on federal firearms charges. Four agents and six Davidians were killed and a 51-day standoff followed.
Quotes of the Day
“Unfortunately, we don’t educate drivers enough to be respectful on the road.”
“Everything comes to those who wait… except a cat.” 🙂
Our header photo is another from Cheryl’s feeder. 🙂
On this day in 1827 New Orleans held its first Mardi Gras celebration.
In 1867 Dr. William G. Bonwill invented the dental mallet. 😯
In 1896 The “Charlotte Observer” published a picture of an X-ray photograph made by Dr. H.L. Smith. The photograph showed a perfect picture of all the bones of a hand and a bullet that Smith had placed between the third and fourth fingers in the palm.
And in 1949 Chaim Weizmann became the first Israeli president.
Quote of the Day
“Into each life some rain must fall.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Today is Marian Anderson’s birthday.
And it’s Neil Schon’s too. Instead of Journey, let’s have Neil and Carlos instead.