Wednesday, August 18, 2004

WELCOME TO THE FAMILY
SAMUEL STONE WARD

Sam was born yesterday.

And a fine day it was to be born too. The weather was nice, the Red Sox won and the Yankees lost.

On previous August 17ths:
Davey Crockett(1786), Marcus Garvey (1887), Boog Powell (1941) and Belinda Carlisle (1958) were born.
In 1790, the location of the capital city of the United States moved from New York City to Philadelphia.
In 1807, Robert Fulton's steamboat Clermont begins 1st trip up Hudson River.
In 1903, the first Pulitzer Prize was awarded, as Joseph Pulitzer made a million-dollar donation to Columbia University. This provided the funding for the Pulitzer Prize awards to be made in Joseph Pulitzer’s name.
And in 1939, the "Wizard of Oz" opens at Loew's Capitol Theater in NYC.

Truly a fine day to be born.
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