Good 29º frozen again morning.
Today is 02-20-20!
Happy Throw Back Thursday.. 5 years ago this date, lunch with pals at The Haul in GP..... L-R Dee Yellin, Jennifer Murphy, Nancy Perry & me, and Jeannie Patterson....
Yesterday we started at 22º, and I was complaining, but my friends Pat and Alice up in Idaho said it was 15º there!!!
The sun came over the mountain just after 8am and we warmed to 25º. Then by 9am we were at 30º and by 10am we hit 40º. We topped the day at 68º !!! Heat wave!!!
Picture of the Day ... the secret to a great shot is timing!
Interesting ... John Wilkes Booth's brother Edwin saves the life of Abraham Lincoln's son Robert............
Robert Todd Lincoln (August 1, 1843 – July 26, 1926) was an American politician and lawyer. Lincoln was the first son of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln. He graduated from Harvard College before serving on the staff of Ulysses S. Grant as a captain in the Union Army in the closing days of the American Civil War.
During the Civil War, a young Robert Todd Lincoln was traveling by train from New York to Washington. He ended up accidentally being in the space between the platform and train. Lincoln was rescued by Edwin Booth (Nov 13 1833 - June 7 1893), one of the most celebrated actors of the 19th century. Lincoln immediately recognized him and thanked him. The actor had no idea whose life he had saved until he received a letter a few months later commending him for his bravery in saving the President's son.
Edwin Booth later retold the story to his friend Mr. William Bispham, who wrote an article about the incident in 'The Century Magazine' in November of 1893. Robert Todd Lincoln was asked about the story, to which he responded in a letter to the editor of "The Century Magazine" Richard Watson Gilder, in February of 1909.John Wilkes Booth (May 10, 1838 – April 26, 1865) was the American actor who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. on April 14, 1865. Edwin probably took comfort in the fact that, despite his brother’s villainous deed, he himself had saved the president’s son, Robert.
Historically this date......
1931 – The Congress of the United States approves the construction of the San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge by the state of California.
1933 – The Congress of the United States proposes the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution that will end Prohibition in the United States.
1962 – Mercury program: While aboard Friendship 7, John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the earth, making three orbits in 4 hours, 55 minutes.
1998 – American figure skater Tara Lipinski becomes the youngest gold-medalist at the Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.
And births this date include....
Mother of Anderson...
..... good guy! Brian worked for him for a few years.
1937 – Nancy Wilson, American singer (d.2018)
1946 – Sandy Duncan, American singer and actress
1947 – Peter Strauss, American actor
1954 – Patty Hearst, American socialite
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo