Sunday, September 19, 2010

This Day in History--September 19

On this day in history there are several birthdays including Matthew Perry (1969), Trisha Yearwood (1964), Joan Lunden (1950), Jeremy Irons (1948) and Adam West (1928). This is also a very special day because one of my bestest friends Tanya turns a very youthful 40 today! Happy happy Birthday Tanya!

On this day in 2002 William Rosenberg, founder of Dunkin Donuts died and well as Orville Reddenbacher in 1995. Also on this day, James A. Garfield was shot and killed in 1881. Which brings me to another stop on our Ohio trip.
James A. Garfield only served a short 200 days in office before being shot by Charles Guiteau on July 2nd at a railroad station in Washington D.C. The reason the deranged political seeker gave was that he thought Chester A. Arthur should be president instead. Garfield was the only sitting member of the House of Representatives to have been elected president and his one and only executive order was to give executive government workers the day off on May 30, 1881 in order to decorate the graves of those who died in the Civil War.


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