Good 38º morning. The predicted rain yesterday manifested itself in a couple of ways. First as I left for my doc appointment it was just misty. Got some winds. Then it rained on and off... then hail. Then sun. Then rain. Then hail. Then sun..... all day. Weird.
1846 – The Donner Party of pioneers departs Springfield, Illinois, for California, on what will become a year-long journey of hardship, cannibalism, and survival.
1939 – The Grapes of Wrath, by American author John Steinbeck is first published by the Viking Press.
1969 – At the U.S. Academy Awards there is a tie for the Academy Award for Best Actress between Katharine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand.
And births this date include....
1925 – Rod Steiger, American actor (d. 2002)
1930 – Bradford Dillman, American actor
1936 – Frank Serpico, American policeman
1941 – Pete Rose, American baseball player