Today’s header photo and the ones below are of Elphaba, a friend of the family. She’s a cutie. 🙂
On this day in 1794 Josiah G. Pierson patented a rivet machine.
In 1806 explorers Lewis and Clark, reached the Pacific coast, and began their return journey to the east.
In 1839 the first recorded printed use of “OK” [oll korrect] occurred in Boston’s Morning Post.
In 1840 the first successful photo of the Moon was taken.
And in 1972 Evel Knievel broke 93 bones after successfully jumping 35 cars. I guess some having differing definitions of successful. In mine, you have to stick the landing. 🙂
Quote of the Day
“Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!”
Patrick Henry – March 23rd, 1775
Today is Franz Schreker’s birthday.
And on this day in 1961 Elvis recorded this song.