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)
1829 – Failed assassination attempt on Simon Bolívar
1882 – 1st baseball doubleheader (Providence & Worcester)
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 historyorb.com if you want to find out what great things (besides your birth) happened on your birthday.
Links you’ll Love
- A belated birthday wish. (kitkatkmt.wordpress.com)
- Sandra Day O’Connor Became the First Woman to Serve on the US Supreme Court, 32 Years Ago; September 25, 1981. (dshenai.wordpress.com)