Friday, April 24, 2009

Just for Fun

I have about a zillion things on my plate this week and I'm meeting myself coming and going. So instead of writing something deep in thought, I thought I'd just have a moment of fun.

Today is April 24th and here are some of the highlights of this day over the years. So here goes.

1704 Boston News-Letter, 1st successful newspaper in US, formed
1800 Library of Congress established

1825 Baltimore and Ohio Railroad is incorporated

1833 Patent granted for 1st soda fountain
1888 Eastman Kodak formed

1898 Spain declares war on United States (Spanish-American War)
1909 Harry Hillman & Lawson Robertson run 100m 3-legged race in 11 seconds
1929 1st non-stop England to India flight takes-off
1953 Winston Churchill knighted by Queen Elizabeth II

1962 MIT sends TV signal by satellite for 1st time: CA to MA
1969 Paul McCartney says there is no truth to rumors he is dead
1995 Dow Jones Index hits record 4303.98

And last but not least:
April 24th is the 114th day of year with 251 days left. 244 shopping days until Christmas.

Enjoy the day. This is absolutely the only April 24, 2009 you will ever get. Do something special with it.

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