On This Day…21 September

Tuesday, 22 September 2010

The sun has come out again, so it’s out with the shades and shorts and make good use of it while it’s here. It may be gone tomorrow.

Happy Tuesday, people. Have a good one.

Let’s have a look at what happened on this day down through the years. We start with…

1780 – American Revolutionary War: Benedict Arnold gives the British the plans to West Point. That was decent of him. Didn’t make him popular, though.

1827 – Joseph Smith, Jr. is reportedly visited by the angel Moroni, who gave him a record of gold plates, one-third of which Smith has translated into The Book of Mormon.

image c/o mormonbible.org

1937 – J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit is published.

1942 – In Poland, at the end of Yom Kippur, Germans order Jews to permanently evacuate Konstantynów and move to the Ghetto in Biała Podlaska, established to assemble Jews from seven nearby towns, including Janów Podlaski, Rossosz and Terespol.

1993 – Russian President Boris Yeltsin suspends parliament and scraps the then-functioning constitution, thus triggering the Russian constitutional crisis of 1993.

2008 – Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, the two last remaining independent investment banks on Wall Street, become bank holding companies as a result of the subprime mortgage crisis.

Happy birthday to:

Leonard Cohen, the legend himself, is 76.

Birthday boy Bill Murray

Actor Bill Murray is 60.

Ricki Lake, US daytime TV presenter, is 42.

Liam Gallagher, singer with the band Oasis (now no longer with us) is a snarling 38.

Richard Dunne, Aston Villa and Republic of Ireland defender, is 31

That doyenne of reality TV and daughter of Lionel, Nicole Richie is 29.

The world of cinema lost a legend on this day in 1974 with the passing of Walter Brennan.

4 responses to “On This Day…21 September

  1. Funny how Bill and Liam look older than Leonard …

  2. I don’t know who some of the people you named are since they are mostly from overseas. But thank you for using a movie scene that features a few of my childhood favorites as well as my dad’s and mentions my home town of Amarillo on top of it all! I adored Walter Brennan as Grandpa from the series “The Real McCoys.” I drooled over Rick Nelson as a young girl on his parent’s show, “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.” My dad had every recording Dean Martin ever made and loved all of his “Rat Pack” and Jerry Lewis movies. John Wayne was the only cowboy that Daddy and I shared a love for and was the last movie star he and I went to see alone in The Shootist, his last and certainly one of his best movies. As for Leonard Cohen . . . how could I not love the man who wrote my favorite iahsong, “Suzanne,” and 2nd favorite “Halleluiah?” Thanks, James. Enjoyed this blog.

  3. Thanks for the video. I didn’t know Rick Nelson was in a movie. He had a beautiful voice and it was a shame he left us at such a young age.

  4. Bill Murray. 60 years of total genius, from gophers to groundhogs and beyond to Lost In Translation. Just love every grimace and every word.

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