Why Celebrate Today? August 9, 2009

Btms^ for Sunday August 9.
All Liquor Barns are open today from 1 to 9 pm.
Drink Forecast for Today (DF 4 2day): Ningaloo Chardonnay! Three cheers to three great Aussies and two birthday wishes to Rod Laver, and Eric Bana, with Ningaloo Wine!
On this date in…
1173 – Construction began on the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
1483 – The Sistine Chapel opened.
1831 – The 1st US steam engine train ran from Albany to Schenectady, NY.
1854 – Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden” published.
1899 – “Mary Poppins” author P.L. (Pamela) Travers born,
1910 – Alva Fisher patented the electric washing machine.
1930 – “Betty Boop” debuted in the animated cartoon “Dizzy Dishes”. 
1938 – Aussie tennis great Rod Laver born.
1942 – Comedian, actor, director David Steinberg born.
1944 – Actor Sam Eliott born.
1946 – The 1st day/time all major league baseball games (8) played at night.
1957 – Actress Melanie Griffith born, to be a “Working Girl”.
1963 – Singer Whitney Huston born, wanting to ‘dance with somebody’?
1967 – Two-sport athlete Deion Sanders born.
1968 – Actress Gillian Anderson born, “X” marked the spot.
1968 – Aussie actor Eric Bana born.
1978 – French actress Audrey Tautou born, to decipher “The DaVinci Code”?
1992 – The 25th Olympics in Barcelona, Spain concluded.

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