Monday, October 6, 2014

This Month in History

I enjoy history and I enjoy trivia.
Hope you do to!
~ 1847 ~
Under the pen name Currer Bell, author Charlotte Bronte's novel "Jane Eyre" is published.
~ 1863 ~
President Abraham Lincoln declares Thanksgiving an official U.S. holiday to be celebrated on the last Thursday of November.
~ 1908 ~
(the year my Daddy was born)
Henry Ford introduces the Ford Model T automobile, priced at $850.

~ 1927 ~
Workers begin sculpting the likenesses of four American presidents onto a mountain face in South Dakota.  Mount Rushmore would be completed in 1939.
~ 1947 ~
Harry Truman delivers the first televised presidential address from the White House.  His topic is food conservation.
~ 1953 ~
The New York Yankees defeat the Brooklyn Dodgers and win their fifth consecutive World Series, a feat no Major League Baseball team had ever achieved.

~ 1962 ~
Johnny Carson takes the reins from Jack Paar as host of "The Tonight Show."  Carson went on to lead the late-night program for the next 30 years.
(and I still miss him)
~ 1971 ~
Walt Disney's second theme park, Walt Disney World, opens near Orlando, Florida.
~ 1998 ~
At age 77, John Glenn returns to space aboard the shuttle Discovery, nearly 40 years after becoming the first American to orbit the earth.
~ 2001 ~
Apple introduces the iPod, a portable digital music player that can store 1,000 songs.

Closing with a word from 1 Thessalonians..
In verse one, Paul Silvanus and Timothy are addressing the church of the Thessalonians. I love what they said as they greeted this church....

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

What a beautiful way to greet someone.
As Christians, I wonder why we don't greet each other in this way?
Something to think about...and I would love to hear your thoughts.

Until Next Time
Grace to you and peace from God our Father
 and the Lord Jesus Christ.


1 comment:

  1. Hello, Ms. Mary. Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. ;-) If we did this today, people would think we're crazy!!! But, that's okay...I'm a little off my rocker most of the time anyway!!! LOL And, I sure wish we had leaders like Mr. Abe Lincoln today!! HOPE you have an awesome day, my friend!


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