Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Thought for the Day March 6th 2013

Besides being my mother's 78th Birthday Happy Birthday mom  here are some important historical happenings for March the 6th

The Following are courtesy of Wikipedia
12 BC – The Roman Emperor Augustus is named Pontifex Maximus, incorporating the position into that of the Emperor
1521 – Ferdinand Magellan arrives at Guam.
1820 – The Missouri Compromise is signed into law by President James Monroe. The compromise allows Missouri to enter the Union as a slave state, brings Maine into the Union as a free state, and makes the rest of the northern part of the Louisiana Purchase territory slavery-free.
1836 – Texas RevolutionBattle of the Alamo – After a thirteen day siege by an army of 3,000 Mexican troops, the 187 Texas volunteers, including frontiersman David Crockett and colonel Jim Bowie, defending the Alamo are killed and the fort is captured.
1857 – The Supreme Court of the United States rules in the Dred Scott v. Sandford case.
1912 – the Oreo cookie is introduced by Nabisco
1981 – After 19 years of presenting the CBS Evening NewsWalter Cronkite signs off for the last time.
1987 – The British ferry MS Herald of Free Enterprise capsizes in about 90 seconds killing 193.
1992 – Michelangelo computer virus begins to affect computers.

 Here's our thought for the day from John Lennon

“It doesn’t matter how long my hair is
or what color my skin is
or whether I’m a woman or a man.”

John Winston Lennon (9 October 1940 - 8 December 1980) (age 40) An English musician and singer-songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles, one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed acts in the history of popular music. Along with fellow Beatle Paul McCartney, he formed one of the most successful songwriting partnerships of the 20th century..Source | More

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