Yesterday was Peyton’s first birthday! I happy to have been able to spend these last 12 months with her watching her grow and learn new things. She surprises me every single day with all of the weird, funny, and unusually intelligent things that she does. She knows how to put an instant smile on a person’s face and is a joy to be around.

It seems like there were a lot of births of famous people, a lot of weddings,including Audrey Hepburn’s (she’s my style icon), many wars, and a whole lot of sports events, sadly many of which were Yankees victories. I included a list of some memorable historical events below, so feel free to educate yourselves!


1493 Columbus sails with 17 ships on 2nd voyage to the Americas

1639 First printing press in America

1789 US Congress proposes Bill of Rights (10 of 12 will ratify)

1804 12th amendment to US constitution, regulating judicial power

1829 Failed assassination attempt on Simon Bolívar

1882 1st baseball doubleheader (Providence & Worcester)

1890 Congress establishes Yosemite National Park (California)

1904 Charles Follis is 1st black to play pro football

1906 – In the presence of the king and before a great crowd, Leonardo Torres Quevedo successfully demonstrates the invention of the Telekino in the port of Bilbao, guiding a boat from the shore, in what is considered the birth of the Remote control.

1926 – Henry Ford announces 8 hour, 5-day work week

1934 – Lou Gehrig plays in his 1,500th consecutive game

1939 – Versailles Peace Treaty forgot to include Andorra, so Andorra & Germany finally sign an official treaty ending WW I

1954 – WCBD TV channel 2 in Charleston, SC (ABC) begins broadcasting

1981 – Sandra Day O’Connor sworn in as 1st female supreme court justice

1990 – 1st 8 NY Yankees hit safely vs Balt Orioles to tie record

Visit if you want to find out what great things (besides your birth) happened on your birthday.


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