Friday, October 23, 2009

On This Day in History...

In 1707, the first Parliament of Great Britain, created by the Acts of Union between England & Scotland, held its first meeting.

In 1824, the first steam locomotive is introduced.

In 1911, aircraft was used for the first time in war.

In 1915, 25,000 women march in NYC demanding the right to vote.

In 1918, Actor Charlie Chaplin marries Mildred Harris.

In 1925, Heeeeeere’s Johnny! Johnny Carson is born in Corning, Iowa.

In 1929, the first North American transcontinental air service begins between New York City & Los Angeles.

In 1930, the first miniature golf tournament is completed in Chattanooga.

In 1941, the Disney film Dumbo is released.

In 1945, Tom is born (my future father-in-law).

In 1946, the United Nations General Assembly convenes in NY for the first time.

In 1947, husband & wife Drs. Carl & Gerty Cori are the first spouses to be awarded joint Nobel Prizes.

In 1954, the U.S., Great Britain, France, & the USSR agree to end occupation of Germany.

In 1959, TV legal commentator and former prosecutor Nancy Grace is born in Macon, Georgia.

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy announces an air & naval blockade of Cuba after the discovery of Soviet missile bases on the island.

In 1973, President Nixon agreed to turn the White House tape recordings subpoenaed in the Watergate investigation.

In 1983, a suicide truck-bombing at Beirut International airport killed 241 members of the U.S.military.

In 1988, Robert Bork's Supreme Court nomination is rejected by the U.S. Senate.

In 1991, Clarence Thomas is sworn in as a Supreme Court Justice.

In 1993, Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Joe Carter became the second player to end a World Series with a home run - a three-run shot that gave Toronto an 8-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 6 of the series.

In 1995, a jury in Houston convicted Yolanda Saldivar of the murder of Selena.

In 1996, the New York Yankees set a record by coming back from 6-0 in a World Series game to beat the Atlanta Braves 8-6.

In 1997, the Earth's 7th millennium begins.

In 2001, Apple releases the iPod.

In 2002, Chechen rebels seized a crowded Moscow theater, taking hundreds hostage. Russian forces stormed the building the next day.

In 2006, Former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling was sentenced by a federal judge in Houston to 24 years, 4 months for his role in Enron's collapse.

In 2007, the Space Shuttle Discovery successfully launches.




In 2010, I will marry my best friend and the love of my life.







365 Days...the countdown begins!

32 comments:

Samma said...

HURRAH!!

Cee said...

Woot woot!

Super exciting!


You should totally screen Dumbo at the wedding.

Milltini said...

1 year!!! Awesome. And you will share your anniversary with iPods birthday ;-)

Miss Emily Anne said...

Yay!!! t minus 1 year!!

Brown Girl said...

Awesome, congratulations!!!

rootsandrings said...

WHoo hooo!!! How cool that it's on your FIL's b-day! (And the iPod's birthday!)

Kimi said...

Ahhh congrats! You have a busy year ahead of you!

Whitney said...

So sweet! Congrats!

It Is Everlasting said...

SO EXCITING! Let the countdown begin!!

Carol said...

yay!! Let the countdown begin!! (I am almost to 9 months!)

amy kelinda said...

The 2010 event is the best one BY FAR!

Kristin said...

Awwwww, girl. That was too sweet. I'm going to show the hubs this post as he's a history buff. And p.s. the last line has me crying as I'm a huge sap.

Summer @ B is for Brown said...

i just got chills.

Just Add Walter said...

aww! that is so exciting!

Savvy Gal said...

what a cool post.

meredith said...

yesss!! i had to scroll down to make sure i knew where this was going... haha. yayyy s&s!!

HoustonGurly said...

So sweet! How exciting!

You know... I got married in a Catholic church and made my own programs. I knew a lot of the people were not Catholic and would get bored in the church for so long (we went for the full service so everyone could get their church in for the weekend), so I included a "This Day in History..." page as well as a page reflecting the history of the church. (It is a historical marker... The first Catholic church in the area.)

I got a lot of compliments! :)

Shanny said...

Very exciting!!!!

Lindsay said...

sounds like a pretty great day!

Llama said...

This is so completely adorable!!!

brit @ landlocked bride said...

Yay lady! Happy negative one year anniversary!

Annie said...

how exciting!!! :)

have a great weekend hun :)

ihatemichigan said...

That's so exciting! One year!

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Blackeyed_Susan said...

:D yay!

Martinis or Diaper Genies? said...

wait.

We're getting married? I mean, some notice would have helped or even a ring. But I guess I'm ok with it. I don't have plans.

Sole Matters said...

i tagged you in my last post!

Jane said...

Ahhhh! So exciting!! And super cute post!

Elizabeth Marie said...

AWWWW!!! How freaking exciting!

anotherfishinthesea said...

this post was so cute!! and its so exciting... ive just started getting into my wedding planning. im so happy for you!

Debbie said...

That is so very exciting! I love the way you did this.

FashionAddict said...

YAY! How exciting!!!