Monday, August 25, 2008

This Date ... On The Garlic


An anomaly, of sorts, in that for three consecutive years, I had no posts for this day.

I know, in 2005, I took the week off, slowing down for the Labor Day holiday.

Not sure what went down in 2006, and, last year, 2007, I was in throes of the beginning of my rough stretch on the homefront.

So ... We turn to others, for a few tidbits ...

From Wikipedia;

1910 - Yellow Cab is founded.

1916 - The United States National Park Service is created.

1948 - The House Un-American Activities Committee holds first-ever televised congressional hearing: "Confrontation Day" between Whittaker Chambers and Alger Hiss.

1950 - President Harry Truman orders the US Army to seize control of the nation's railroads to avert a strike.

And, MSN Encarta tells us, born on this day, were;
Allan Pinkerton, detective (1819)

Sean Connery, actor (1930)

Elvis Costello, singer and songwriter (1954)

Back tomorrow with All The Cloves Fit To Peel

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