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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

John Wayne ~ Births ~ History ~ Cheesecake

Good 43º clear sunny morning.
Here's the basics.... got a project and need to get it done. Regular blog to resume tomorrow...
Mowed yesterday for several hours ... until it got too hot. Hit 82º.
A very special birthday today.... Marion Michael Morrison - John Wayne May 26th 1907 -June 11, 1979 ...
A very prominent Hollywood Republican!

A very close friend of ours back in the day, was Sid Hackel. He was Capt of the Sheriff Reserves at the BC Range. His brother was the Duke's official photographer. Sid would go on the Wild Goose with Wayne fishing. They'd go hunting in Mexico. Sid smoked cigars and this is a picture of Wayne smoking one of Sid's cigars....
Historically this date..
1783 – A Great Jubilee Day held at North Stratford, Connecticut celebrated end of fighting in American Revolution.

1868 – The impeachment trial of U.S. President Andrew Johnson ends with Johnson being found not guilty by one vote.

1969 – Apollo programApollo 10 returns to Earth after a successful eight-day test of all the components needed for the forthcoming first manned moon landing.

1977 – George Willig climbs the South Tower of New York City's World Trade Center.

1983 – A strong 7.7 magnitude earthquake strikes Japan, triggering a tsunami that kills at least 104 people and injures thousands. Many people go missing and thousands of buildings are destroyed.

1998 – The Supreme Court of the United States rules that Ellis Island, the historic gateway for millions of immigrants, is mainly in the state of New Jersey, not New York.

2004 – The United States Army veteran Terry Nichols is found guilty of 161 state murder charges for helping carry out the Oklahoma City bombing.

And births this date include....
1886 – Al Jolson, American singer (d. 1950)

1912 – Jay Silverheels, Canadian actor (d. 1980)

1923 – James Arness, American actor (d. 2011)
... another Hollyweird Republican! Apparently that pissed off Lady Bird Johnson because she loved Gunsmoke!

1949 – Hank Williams Jr., American singer

1951 – Sally Ride, American astronaut  (d.2012)
In the late afternoon Tim came over and helped me box up the gun forms and ship them off to Michigan to the American Holster Company. Yes! More stuff out of the barn!
Check Jay's holsters... he makes some beauties...
Enough for now. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
May 26th
National Blueberry Cheesecake Day