Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Why is it?

That it takes me nearly a week to recover from being with all my family? And I was enjoying myself! This is crazy. Ok.. I know I wrote ummmm, 3 posts at VinoVerve. But still... This was the EVENT of the CENTURY! Yes. Nanny turned 100. That is ONE HUNDRED YEARS OLD. The day that my grandmother was born: The Plaza Hotel opened... holy cripes! Nanny and the Oak Room are the same age? No way?! Other people that share the same birthday (but not year as my grandmother) (Which by the way, was October 1, 1907 include: October 1, 1963 Mark McGwire, 1st baseman, AL rookie of year 1988, Oakland A's, Cards October 1, 1959 Youssou N'dour, Senegalese singer, Shaking the tree October 1, 1954 Richard Schlesinger, born in New York City, news correspondent, CBS, 48 Hours October 1, 1950 Randy Quaid, born in Houston, Texas, actor, Midnight Express, Vacation, SNL October 1, 1949 Annie Leibovitz, photgrapher, Rolling Stones October 1, 1947 Stephen Collins, born in Des Moines, Iowa, actor, Star Trek I, Tattingers October 1, 1945 Rod Carew, baseball slugger, AL Rookie of Year 1967 October 1, 1936 Stella Stevens, born in Yazoo City, Mississippi, actress, Girls! Girls!, Manitou October 1, 1935 Julie Andrews, England, actress and singer, Sound of Music, Mary Poppins October 1, 1930 Richard Harris, Ire, actor, Man Called Horse, /singer, MacArthur Park October 1, 1928 George Peppard, born in Detroit, Michigan, actor, Banacek, A-Team, Blue Max October 1, 1928 Laurence Harvey, actor, Alamo, Romeo and Juliet October 1, 1927 Tom Bosley, Chicago, actor, Howard-Happy Days, Murder She Wrote October 1, 1924 William Rehnquist, Ws, Supreme Court, 1972-86, /chief justice, 1987- October 1, 1924 Jimmy Carter, Plains, Georgia, D, 39th President, 1977-1981 October 1, 1921 James Whitmore, born in White Plains, New York, actor, Give 'em Hell Harry October 1, 1920 Walter Matthau, New York City, actor, Odd Couple, Bad News Bears October 1, 1918 Antonio Iglesias Alvares, composer October 1, 1907 Barbara Morrison, Weston-Super-Mare England, actress, Project Moonbase October 1, 1907 Hiram Fong, Sen-Cal October 1, 1907 Oedoen Partos, composer October 1, 1881 William Edward Boeing, founded aircraft co, Boeing October 1, 1781 James Lawrence, naval hero, War of 1812-"Don't give up the ship!" October 1, 1730 Richard Stockton, U.S. attorney/signer, Decl of Independence October 1, 1685 Charles VI, German emperor/king of Spain, 1711-40 October 1, 1549 Anna of H Bartolomaeus, Flemish prioress/founded a nunnery October 1, 1207 Henry III, king of England, 1216-72
Historical Events from October 1:

October 1, 1994 South African President Nelson Mandela visits US
October 1, 1992 Cartoon Cable Network premieres
October 1, 1988 Mikhail Gorbachev becomes president of Soviet Union
October 1, 1987 6 killed by an earthquake measuring 6.1 in LA
October 1, 1979 Pope John Paul II begins visit of US
October 1, 1979 U.S. returns Canal Zone to Panama after 75 years
October 1, 1975 Heavyweight Muhammad Ali KOs Joe Frazier in Manilla
October 1, 1974 Watergate cover-up trial opens in Washington D.C.
October 1, 1971 Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida opens
October 1, 1962 James Meredith became 1st black at University of Mississippi
October 1, 1962 Johnny Carson hosts his 1st Tonight Show, Joan Crawford guests
October 1, 1962 Lucy Show premieres
October 1, 1961 Premiere of Dmitri Shostakovitsch' 12nd Symphony
October 1, 1961 Roger Maris sets record of 61 home runs (off of Tracy Stallard)
October 1, 1955 "Honeymooners" premieres
October 1, 1949 People's Rep of China proclaimed by Mao Tse-tung (National Day)
October 1, 1949 Republic of China (Taiwan) forms on island of Formosa
October 1, 1942 Little Golden Books (children books) begins publishing
October 1, 1941 D Sjostakovitch plane evacuated in Moscow
October 1, 1938 Cubs clinch NL pennant
October 1, 1937 Pullman Co formally recognizes Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters
October 1, 1936 Generalissimo Francisco Franco establishes state of Spain
October 1, 1934 Adolph Hitler expands German army and Navy and creates an air force, violating Treaty of Versailles
October 1, 1908 Henry Ford introduces Model T car
October 1, 1896 Yosemite becomes a National Park
October 1, 1892 University of Chicago opens
October 1, 1890 Congress creates Weather Bureau
October 1, 1890 Yosemite National Park forms
October 1, 1888 National Geographic magazine publishes for 1st time
October 1, 1885 Special delivery mail service begins in US
October 1, 1880 John Philip Sousa becomes new director of U.S. Marine Corps Band
October 1, 1867 Karl Marx' "Das Kapital," published
October 1, 1847 Maria Mitchell discovers a non-naked-eye comet
October 1, 1837 Treaty with Winnebago Indians
October 1, 1800 Spain cedes Louisiana to France in a secret treaty
October 1, 1746 Bonnie Prince Charlie flees to France

What a day! What a woman!

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