0019 – It’s Hump-Day Wednesday! A’ja returns to the Café and helps me tell terrible jokes! Also, we continue reading Story “Miss Grief”
GUEST & Co-Reader: A’ja (pronounced: “Asia”)
STORYTIME TITLE: Miss Grief
STORYTIME AUTHOR: Constance Fenimore Woolson
It’s “hump-day” and what better way to celebrate, than having A’ja tell her GHOST STORIES.
Also, she helps me to tell bad jokes, talk about some less than interesting “this day in history” events – which I spin with my own unique sarcasm!
Wrapping it up with another Storytime, A’ja and I continue reading the short-story “Miss Grief” written by Constance Fenimore Woolson (1840 – 1894).
ON THIS DAY::::
1859 – Charles Blondin became the first person to cross Niagara Falls on a tightrope.
1894 – Korea declared independence from China and asked for Japanese aid.
1908 – A meteor explosion in Siberia knocked down trees in a 40-mile radius and struck people unconscious some 40 miles away. (UFO?)
1936 – Margaret Mitchell’s book, “Gone with the Wind,” was published.
1952 – CBS-TV debuted “The Guiding Light.”
1953 – The first Corvette rolled off the Chevrolet assembly line in Flint, MI. It sold for $3,250.
1958 – The U.S. Congress passed a law authorizing the admission of Alaska as the 49th state in the Union.
1962 – Los Angeles Dodger Sandy Koufax pitched his first no-hitter in a game with the New York Mets.
1971 – The Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 11 returned to Earth. The three cosmonauts were found dead inside.
1974 – Russian ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov defected in Toronto, Canada.
1974 – The July 4th scene from the Steven Spielberg movie “Jaws” was filmed.
1985 – Yul Brynner left his role as the King of Siam after 4,600 performances in “The King and I.”
1986 – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that states could outlaw homosexual acts between consenting adults.
1994 – The U.S. Figure Skating Association stripped Tonya Harding of the 1994 national championship and banned her from the organization for life for an attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO….
Florence Ballard (The Supremes) 1943
Glenn Shorrock (The Little River Band) 1944
Hal Lindes (Dire Straits) 1953
Doug Sampson 1957 – Musician (Iron Maiden, Smiler)
Iron Maiden Merchandise
Vincent D’Onofrio 1959 – Actor (“Law and Order: Criminal Intent”)
Mike Tyson 1966 – Boxer
Fantasia 1984 – Singer
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