As I try to do, below are a list of interesting facts occurring today….Though, all are overshadowed by Dan’s birth a few (23) years ago!
|1564||Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei was born in Pisa.|
|1764||The city of St. Louis was established.|
|1820||American suffragist Susan B. Anthony was born in Adams, Mass.|
|1933||President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt escaped an assassination attempt in Miami that claimed the life of Chicago Mayor Anton J. Cermak.|
|1965||Canada’s new maple leaf flag was unfurled in ceremonies in Ottawa.|
|1989||The Soviet Union announced that the last of its troops had left Afghanistan after more than nine years of military intervention.|
|2002||President George W. Bush approved Nevada’s Yucca Mountain as the site for long-term disposal of highly radioactive nuclear waste.|
|2002||Canadian pairs figure skaters Jamie Sale and David Pelletier were awarded a gold medal to resolve a judging controversy at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.|
|2005||Defrocked priest Paul Shanley was sentenced in Boston to 12 to 15 years in prison on child rape charges.|
|2008||Business tycoon Steve Fossett, 63, was declared dead five months after his small plane vanished after taking off from an airstrip near Yerington, Nev. (Fossett’s remains were discovered in October 2008 in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains.)|
Some other notable people that Dan shares his birthday with are Jane Seymour (Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman or the maker of the new line of jewelry at Kay’s jeweler), Henry Steinway, the piano builder, and Jeremy Bentham, the utilitarin proponent.
Have a great birthday Dan!! I hope you feel better!!! Much love from your family in the South.