Thursday, October 18, 2007

Just Unlike Any Other Day

When you woke up this morning you had no idea what day it was, did you? Oh, you might have known it was Thursday, and you might have even known it was the 18th. However, did you also know that today in history:

• 1851 - Herman Melville's Moby Dick is first published as The Whale by Richard Bentley of London.
• 1925 - The Grand Ole Opry opens.
• 1954 - Texas Instruments announces the first Transistor radio.

Birthdays:

• 1662 - Matthew Henry, English non-conformist minister
• 1679 - Ann Putnam, Jr., American accuser in the Salem Witch Trials
• 1934 - Chuck Swindoll, American evangelist

Deaths

• 1931 - Inventor Thomas Alva Edison died at age 84 in West Orange, N.J.
• 1982 - Former first lady Bess Truman died in Independence, Mo., at age 97.

Did you also know that today is:

National Chocolate Cupcake Day (link)
World Toy Camera Day
Sweetest Day
World Menopause Day (link)
National Person's Day (link)
World Water Monitoring Day (link)
World Standards Day (link)
National Conflict Resolution Day (link)
Lights On After School Day (link)
Alaska Day (link)

So in honor of all of the above, go buy someone a chocolate cupcake today, and celebrate!