"I know for sure that everything in life happens to help us live."
Oprah Winfrey

Monday, January 8

This day in history...

I snatched this over at Debi's blog - she said it was fun and she's right, it was. Interesting too:

Go to Wikipedia and look up your birthday (excluding the year).
List three neat facts, two births and one death.

1. 1938
- Lou Gehrig hits his 23rd career grand slam - a record that still stands.

2. 1975 - Viking Program: NASA launches the Viking 1 planetary probe toward Mars.

3. 1986 - 14 employees were shot dead and six wounded at the Edmond, Oklahoma, post office by a postman, Patrick Henry Sherrill, who then committed suicide with a shot to the forehead. (the origin of the slang term "going postal")

1. 1881 - Edgar Guest, English poet (d. 1959)

2. 1946 - Connie Chung, American journalist

1. Joe Rosenthal (October 9, 1911 – August 20, 2006) was an American photographer who received the Pulitzer Prize for his iconic World War II photograph Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, taken during the Battle of Iwo Jima. His picture became one of the best-known photographs of the war.
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