Born as Mohandas Karamchand
- Mahatma Ghandi
We ride both bitter and sweet Outlaw Trails today:
Think of today when you believe you are having it tough --
On this day in 1887 --
Helen Keller had her breakthrough with the manual alphabet:
Anne Sullivan had been attempting to get Keller to make the connection between objects and words for about a month
before she had her breakthrough associating the word "water" with water running across her hand.
Keller progressed rapidly after that, and is said to have exhausted Sullivan by running around asking the names of everything she could reach.
On this date in 1242 --
The Battle of the Ice took place on the border of Russia and Estonia.
The battle took place between the Novgorod Republic, a medieval Russian state, and a group of crusaders.
It was fought almost entirely on top of a large frozen lake
and only ended when the ice collapsed under several thousand soldiers.
Today in 1792 --
George Washington exercised the first presidential veto.
Washington vetoed a measure that would have provided more seats in the House of Representatives for northern states than for southern states.
He only exercised his veto one other time while in office:
that was to prevent a reduction in the number of cavalry units in the army.
On this date in 1930,
Mahatma Ghandi reaches the end of his 300 mile march across India in protest against the Salt Law which imposed tax on the production of salt.
In 1939, Glen Miller records the wildly popular "Moonlight Serenade." It becomes a standard throughout the big band era and beyond.
In 1964, The Beatles hold an unprecedented record of twelve positions on Billboard Hot 100.
1918, On this date one of the most costly battles in modern wartime is fought near the Somme Region
and over 2 years when this small area of countryside saw the deaths of over 1 million men from both sides of the war.
Fellow outlaws, let's say E stands for Janet EVANOVICH --
She began her career writing short contemporary romance novels under the pen name, Steffie Hall.
But gained fame authoring a series of contemporary mysteries featuring Stephanie Plum, a lingerie buyer from Trenton, New Jersey,
who becomes a bounty hunter to make ends meet after losing her job. The novels in this series have been on the New York Times and Amazon bestseller lists:
“Is that a bulletproof vest? See, now that's insulting. That's like saying I'm not smart enough to shoot you in the head."
― Janet Evanovich, Seven Up
“Romance novels are birthday cake and life is often peanut butter and jelly.
I think everyone should have lots of delicious romance novels lying around for those times when the peanut butter of life gets stuck to the roof of your mouth.”
― Janet Evanovich
Also on this date in 1930, American humorist, Will Rogers, begins cracking jokes over CBS radio as THE WILL ROGERS PROGRAM makes its debut.
You can read of his ghost riding the Aurora Borealis on this post of mine:
“Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”
“Never miss a good chance to shut up.”
“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” ― Will Rogers