Woe is me! I could use a hug right now.
Anyway, enough of that malarkey! Let’s get straight into the job at hand. On this day, 9 September, in…
1543 – Mary Stuart, at nine months old, is crowned “Queen of Scots” in the central Scottish town of Stirling. Crikey! She wasn’t even old enough to vote, let alone be a monarch.
1791 – Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States, is named after President George Washington.
1956 – Elvis Presley appears on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time.
1971 – The four-day Attica Prison riot begins, which eventually results in 39 dead, most killed by state troopers retaking the prison.
1993 – The Palestine Liberation Organization officially recognizes Israel as a legitimate state. This gesture is yet to be reciprocated.
Some notable musicians and singers celebrate their birthdays today.
Dave Stewart, one half of pop duo The Eurythmics is 58.
Former lead singer of Irish rock band The Blades, Paul Cleary, is 51.
And, bless him, a favourite of Her Ladyship, Michael Buble is a youthful 35.
I can’t see what she sees in him, personally…