Friday, April 26, 2013

A thought for Friday 4-26-Happy Birthday to my Goddaughter Jan-A bit of History and some May additions to The Reading Frenzy's line-up

First I want to wish my cousin & Goddaughter Jan a Happy Birthday!!!

A Friday Thought for the day––

“If you live to be a hundred,
I want to live to be a hundred minus one day
so I never have to  live without you.”
~ A. A. Milne

Alan Alexander Milne (18 January 1882 – 31 January 1956) was an English author, best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and for various children’s poems. Milne was a noted writer, primarily as a playwright, before the huge success of Pooh overshadowed all his previous work…source

Now for some May updates––

Lauren Willig is having a blog tour to promote her new novel The Ashford Affair and mine's one of them so be sure and check it out daily for times and goodies!!!! Thanks Lauren and St. Martin's Press here's my previous interview with Lauren.

Set your calendars for May 6th when we begin our May featured read Friendship Makes The Heart Grow Fonder here's reading schedule details. Don't forget the wonderful Lisa Verge Higgins will be with us all month and to celebrate the read and her newest release she's sponsoring our ***May Nook Giveaway*** be sure and visit my blog on May 1st for details and entry form.

Here's a little Friday 4-26 History courtesy of Wikipedia

1478 – The Pazzi attack Lorenzo de' Medici and kill his brother Giuliano during High Mass in theDuomo of Florence.
1564 – Playwright William Shakespeare was baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England(date of actual birth is unknown).
1607 – English colonists make landfall at Cape HenryVirginia.
1802  Napoleon Bonaparte signs a general amnesty to allow all but about one thousand of the most notorious émigrés of the French Revolution to return to France, as part of a reconciliary gesture with the factions of the Ancien Regime and to eventually consolidate his own rule.
1803 – Thousands of meteor fragments fall from the skies of L'Aigle, France; the event convinces European science that meteors exist.
1865 – Union cavalry troopers corner and shoot dead John Wilkes Booth, assassin of President Lincoln, in Virginia.
1933 – The Gestapo, the official secret police force of Nazi Germany, is established.
1945 – World War II: Filipino troops of the 66th Infantry Regiment, Philippine Commonwealth Army, USAFIP-NL and the American troops of the 33rd and 37th Infantry Division, United States Army was liberated in Baguio City and they fought against the Japanese forces under by General Tomoyuki Yamashita.
1956  SS Ideal X, the world's first successful container ship, leaves Port Newark, New Jersey for Houston, Texas.
1958 – Final run of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's Royal Blue from Washington, D.C., to New York City after 68 years, the first U.S. passenger train to use electric locomotives.
1966 – An earthquake of magnitude 7.5 destroys Tashkent.
1981 – Dr. Michael R. Harrison of the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center performs the world's first human open fetal surgery.
1986 – A nuclear reactor accident occurs at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union (now Ukraine), creating the world's worst nuclear disaster.

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