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.
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.
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.