28 October 2009

Time Marches On ...

This Day in History

October 28:

1466 - Birth of Desiderius Erasmus.

1636 - Harvard University founded.

1793 - Eli Whitney applies for a patent on the cotton gin.

1858 - Macy's department store opens in New York.

1886 - Statue of Liberty dedicated by President Grover Cleveland.

1919 - The Volstead Act is passed (Prohibition!).

1958 - The Roman Catholic patriarch of Venice, Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, was elected pope, taking the name John XXIII.

1965 - The Gateway Arch is completed in Saint Louis, Missouri.

1978 - The Tim and Bridget are married. 

2009 - Game 1 of the 2009 World Series between the Philadelphia Phillies and the New York Yankees, at Yankee Stadium. 

GO PHILS!!!

11 comments:

Lynn said...

Macy's, the cotton gin, and your anniversary!! What a day in history!! And the fact that the World Series started that day seems fitting as well.

Carrie K said...

Happy Anniversary! Do you celebrate the repealing of the Volstead Act too?

Lisa said...

What better way to celebrate than with a (cotton) gin martini? Happy happy!

Good god, my security word was ploope.

Marie said...

1922 - My father was born. Happy anniversary! And here's hoping the Phillies kick butt -- again!

My security word was "rever" which I do believe is an actual word.

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Clever as always, kiddo.

Congratulations on both events :)

Roxanne said...

So great that you get to cheer on the Phillies on your Anniversary! Cheers!

Karen W. said...

Happy Anniversary! Go Phils!

handeyecrafts said...

That's all????

;)

Kathleen said...

Happy Anniversary! We were cheering on the Phillies last night (boo, Yankees!).

Quilting Mama said...

What a momentous day! Happy Anniversary to a wacky fun couple.

Lorette said...

Happy Belated Anniversary!