Wednesday, September 27, 2006

On This Date in History

A lot of cool and interesting stuff has happened on September 24. For example, in 622, Mohamed began his hegira, thus effectively marking the point from which the Muslim religion begins. (Both the violent and non-violent sects.)

The first Supreme Court convened on September 24, 1789. The Mormon Church decided one wife was (more than) enough in 1890.

The first Model T was finished in 1908. Jim Henson was born in 1936. I Love Lucy went off the air in 1961. The Warren Commission Report was delivered to President Johnson in 1964, naming Lee Harvey Oswald as the lone assassin and starting a cottage industry that thrives to this day. Hurricane Inez beat up on the Caribbean in 1966.

All were noteworthy in their way. Another event, of somewhat less historical significance but very important to me, also took place on September 24: the birth of the Desert Flower Correspondent. I don’t have the year handy, but I do have this recent picture, so I’m guessing early to middle 70’s. Somewhere in there.

Happy belated birthday, BDF.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If the Desert Flower was born on September 24 in 1976, she would have entered the world the day the Ivy League Nurse and Desert Storm correspondents were married.