Tuesday, March 3, 2009

March 3rd in history

Today is National Anthem Day in the United States!

and in Hawaii, it's Japanese Girl's Day!

other events of the day include:
1634 1st tavern in Boston opens
1791 1st Internal Revenue Act (taxing distilled spirits & carriages)
1791 Congress establishes US Mint
1820 Missouri Compromise passes, allowing slavery in Missouri
1837 Congress increases Supreme Court membership from 7 to 9
1837 US President Andrew Jackson & Congress recognizes Republic of Texas (remember yesterday's events??)
1845 Florida becomes 27th state
1847 Alexander Graham Bell born in Edinburgh Scotland, inventor
1853 Vincent Van Gogh - Dutch painter
1855 Congress approves $30,000 to test camels for military use
1869 University of South Carolina opens to all races
1877 Rutherford B Hayes is sworn in as the 19th President
1879 1st female lawyer heard by Supreme Court (Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood) 1882 New York Steam Corp begins distributing steam to Manhattan buildings 1885 American Telephone & Telegraph (AT&T) incorporates
1891 Congress creates US Courts of Appeal
1911 Jean Harlow [Harlean Carpentier] Kansas City MO, 30s' sex goddess
1917 Congress passes 1st excess profits tax on corporations
1920 Julius Boros born - golfer
1921 Allen Ginsberg born - beat generation poet
1923 US Senate rejects membership in International Court of Justice, The Hague
1927 John McLaughlin commentator (McLaughlin Report)
1931 "Star Spangled Banner" officially becomes US national anthem
1931 Cab Calloway records "Minnie the Moocher" (Jazz's 1st million seller)
1933 Mount Rushmore dedicated
1934 John Dillinger breaks out of jail using a wooden pistol
1943 US defeats Japan & wins Battle of Bismark
1955 Elvis Presley makes his 1st TV appearance
1956 Morocco gains independence from France
1959 Lou Costello comedian (Abbott & Costello), dies at 52
1962 Herschel Walker WFL/NFL running back (currently competing on Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice)
1965 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1965 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
1972 Sculpted figures of Jefferson Davis, Robert E Lee, & Stonewall Jackson are completed at Stone Mountain GA
1975 Linda McCartney is charged in US with possession of marijuana
1978 Charles Chaplin's remains are stolen in Switzerland
1985 Willie Shoemaker becomes 1st jockey to win $100 million
1987 Danny Kaye comedian (Danny Kaye Show), dies at 74

and an add-on for my post about Tom Mix and Saguaro Cactus -
I took a picture yesterday of one of the younger saguaro cactus (no arms yet, but it's fat and tall - probably about 10') that is ready for transport - to show the root ball.
These roots are bigger and stronger looking than others I've seen - I'm guessing because it's been such a wet winter. Even so, that's a TINY rootball for a plant this big and heavy!

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