|July FOURTH, Baby!|
|July 13, y'all.|
The prestige of MY birthday is evident. We all celebrate it here in the USA and we all know why - Independence Day when a pug Princess named Noodles was born.
Molly's birthday is coming up this weekend. We celebrated her big 2 at the same time as we celebrated mine - but we left room for a little more celebration when her big day comes around.
Some notable events on July 13
1787 - Congress establishes Northwest Territory (excludes slavery)
1865 - Horace Greeley advises his readers to "Go west young man"
1865 - P T Barnum's museum burns down
1868 - Oscar J Dunn, former slave, installed as lt governor of Louisiana
1930 - Sarnoff reports in NY Times "TV would be a theater in every home"
1934 - Babe Ruth hits HR #700 (against Detroit)
1939 - Frank Sinatra makes his recording debut
Some Famous People born on July 13
100 BC - Julius Caesar, Rome, Roman military and political leader, (d. 44 BC), (or July 12)
1826 - Stanislao Cannizzaro, Italian chemist (Reaction of Cannizzaro)
1901 - Tillie Ehrlich Lewin, leading industrialist (tomato queen)
1932 - Hubert Reeves, Canadian astrophysicist
1934 - Aleksei Stanislavovich Yeliseyev, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 5, 8, 10)
1940 - Patrick Stewart, England, actor (Picard-Star Trek Next Generation)
1942 - Harrison Ford, Chicago Illinois, actor (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Frantic)