Why Celebrate Today? November 2, 2009

Btms^ for Monday November 2, 2009.
Drink 4Cast 4 2day: Canadian Club Whisky 2 toast 2 the birth of Canada’s Broadcasting Corp in 1936, and singer k.d. lang in 1961.
Complimentary Sip & Sample Wines this Week at Liquor Barn (Monday through Friday from 5 to 7 pm, and Saturday, 3 to 6 pm)
 – Rave Chardonnay 2008 Paso Robles
 – Rave Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Paso Robles
On this date in…
1795 – James K. Polk was born…to become the 11th U.S. President. Did you know the K stands for Knox?
1865 – Warren G. Harding was born in Ohio…to be the 29th President of the United States. The “G” was for Gamaliel. 
1889 – North AND South Dakota became the 39th and 40th United States.
1898 – Cheer-leading began at the University of Minnesota…Give me an “M”!
1913 – Actor Burt Lancaster was born…”From Here to Eternity”?
1914 – Actor Ray Walston was born…to be “My Favorite Martian” and to have “Fast Times at Ridgmont High” as Mr. Hand! 
1920 – KDKA in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania became the 1st commercial radio station…it began broadcasting with the results of the 1920 Presidential elections: Warren Gamaliel Harding won by a landslide!
1921 – Playwright Eugene O’Neill’s “Anna Christie” opened in NYC.
1934 – Australian tennis ace Ken Rosewell was born.
1936 – The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation was established.
1961 – Singer k.d. lang was born in Edmonton, Alberta…with an “Absolute Torch and Twang” and perfect pitch!  
1966 – Actor David Schwimmer was born…to enjoy lots of “Friends”!
1979 – Playwright Peter Shaffer’s “Amadeus” opened in London.
1983- President Ronald Reagan signed the bill establishing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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