On This Day…1 September

Happy September, ladies, gentlemen, reverend fathers and aardvarks. In less that four months it will be Christmas.

Just thought I’d say that. Don’t shoot me!

On this day in…

1532 – Lady Anne Boleyn is made Marchioness of Pembroke by her fiancé, King Henry VIII of England. (She’s off her head, that one!)

1878 – Emma Nutt becomes the world’s first female telephone operator when she was recruited by Alexander Graham Bell to the Boston Telephone Dispatch Company. (She didn’t have to be mad to work there – but it helped.)

1902 – A Trip to the Moon, considered one of the first science fiction films, is released in France.

1939 – Switzerland mobilizes its forces and the Swiss Parliament elects Henri Guisan to head the Swiss Army (an event that can happen only during war or mobilization). The Swiss spend the war making cuckoo clocks.

2004 – Beslan school hostage crisis commences when armed terrorists take children and adults hostage in Beslan in North Ossetia, Russia.

Happy birthday to:

Actress Lily Tomlin, 71 today.

Actor Don Stroud, 67.

Gloria Estefan, Cuban/American singer, is 53.

Go Gloria!

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5 responses to “On This Day…1 September

  1. Sad life that Estefan girl has had, tragic how her husband died.
    Have a nice day, we have the most glorious weather here 🙂

  2. James, this rocks. (And I don’t usually use that expression so you can see how over-excited I am). Motivated to explore by your enthusiastic marriage proposal to Cindy I clicked, and found myself in a world of trivia, if that’s not too small a word. I shall brag using these facts to every friend who walks through my door today. That doesn’t include the dog, who already knows everything there is to know about Anne Boleyn.

  3. Great day ~ Lilly Tomlin & Gloria Estefan!

    Come on , shake your body baby, do the conga
    I know you can’t control yourself any longer
    Come on , shake your body baby, do the conga
    I know you can’t control yourself any longer

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