Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Happy Birthday, Mom


My mom is 92 today. She was born on 9/16/1916.

What else was happening in 1916?

World War I (1914-1918) was about half over.
The
Mexican Revolution was in progress.
Claude Monet painted Water Lilies.
Pygmalion was published by
Bernard Shaw.
The light switch was invented by W.J. Newton and M. Goldberg.
J.R.R. Tolkien married Edith Bratt.
In
women’s fashions, hemlines raised to allow a flash of ankle.

Lots of interesting people were born in 1916. Among them are:
Jackie Gleason, Dinah Shore, Gregory Peck, Beverly Cleary, Olivia de Havilland, Roald Dahl, Fran├žois Mitterrand, Walter Cronkite, Kirk Douglas, and Betty Grable.

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