Today has been one of those days. Here it is 5:00 P.M. and I haven’t written a post for today. In fact, I was considering not writing at all and just waiting until next week. However, I knew I would feel guilty if I didn’t post something no matter what it might be. The reason why I didn’t post sooner might be fodder for a future post. Anyway, here goes…
Like all good senior citizens I live in the past…the “good ole days”. I got to thinking about August 4th and all of the important things that happened on that day – the most important being I was born. OK< I wasn’t really thinking about history but did find a web site that lists important things that happened on August 4th throughout the years.
Did you know that on August 4th:
- 70 – the destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem by the Romans
- 1327 – the first war of Scottish Independence
- 1532 – the Duchy of Brittany is united to the Kingdom of France
- 1693 – date traditionally ascribed to Dom Perignon’s invention of champagne (I’ll drink to that)
- 1783 – Mount Asama erupts in Japan killing 1,400 people
- 1790 – a newly passes tariff act creates the Revenue Cutter Service (forerunner of the U. S. Coast Guard)
- 1889 – the great fire of Spokane, Washington destroys some 32 city blocks
- 1892 – the father and stepmother of Lizzie Borden are found murdered
- 1958 – the Billboard Hot 100 is published for the first time
- 1977 – President Jimmy Carter signs legislation creating the United States Department of Energy
- 2007 – NASA’s Phoenix spaceship is launched.
I have left out many other things, but you can see that August 4 is a memorable day throughout history. You can check to see what happened on the day you were born at mybirthdayfacts.com.