ALT TITLE: Things you may have missed yesterday whist you were busy contemplating World Peace
Alexander Graham Bell born 1847 in Scotland. He invented the telephone in 1876. That’s just crazy, isn’t it?
Here’s an update on Texas Independence Day:
We Texans can celebrate Texas Independence Day on March 2 or March 3…because…while the content of the declaration of independence was approved on March 2, it wasn’t signed until March 3…It took the scriveners all night to prepare the document for signing…
Tip of the old cowboy hat to Mr. Big Food’s Dad who passed that along.
Today is old Inauguration Day. It’s mentioned at length in the 1st edition of Anniversaries and Holidays (1928) but gone by the 2nd (1944). The 2nd also includes note of Knute Rockne’s birth (1888). For those not college sports fans, Knute Rockne was Notre Dame’s legendary football coach.
And here’s a little tidbit that I’ve always found highly interesting. On March 4, 1789 the Constitution of the United States of America was declared in effect. On March 4, 1861 serfdom was declared abolished by Czar Alexander II of Russia. ‘Course, things weren’t all peachy keen for the former serf population after 1861. Here at home and just four years later Lincoln delivered his second inaugural address.
Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. …