It’s another Monday, and another week has to be endured before we get to the weekend. I’ll try to wean you in gently with another one of my On This Day posts. Today is 30 August 2010, and on this day in…
1574 – Guru Ram Das became the Fourth Sikh Guru/Master. Nancy Hatch will no doubt know this, wouldn’t you, Nancy?
1835 – Melbourne, Australia is founded. I’ll take this moment to say hello to my Antipodean friends. You know who you are.
1918 – Fanny Kaplan shoots and seriously injures Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin. This, along with the assassination of Bolshevik senior official Moisei Uritsky days earlier, prompts the decree for Red Terror.
1967 – Thurgood Marshall is confirmed as the first African American Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
1984 – STS-41-D: The Space Shuttle Discovery takes off on its maiden voyage.
A very happy birthday to:
The very beautiful and very talented (even if Knight and Day sucked) Cameron Diaz is 38.
Former US Open winner, tennis star Andy Roddick is 28.
And Emily Bear, American child pianist and composer, is the venerable age of nine. Aww!
An actor I was quite fond of died this day in 1993, Richard Jordan. I didn’t know he was dead until many years later. I’ll leave you with this tribute. Until tomorrow, then…