Why Celebrate Today? November 3, 2009

Btms^ for Tuesday, November 3.
 
Drink 4Cast 4 2day: Shiner Bock Beer from Shiner, Texas 2 toast 2 the “Father of Texas” Stephen Austin born 2day in 1793.  
 
Complimentary Sip & Sample Wines this Week at Liquor Barn (Tuesday 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…
 
1493 – Christopher Columbus first sighted the island of Dominica in the Caribbean…Land ho!
1793 – Stephen Austin born…to be the “Father of Texas”. In 1810, he graduated from Transylvania University in Lexington.
1817 – The Bank of Montreal, Canada’s oldest charted bank, opened.
1933 – Michael Dukakis born…to be the Governor of Massachusetts, and a presidential candidate in 1988.
1939 – Playwright Terrance McNally born…with “Lips Together, Teeth Apart” to give us a “Master Class”.
1945 – J.D. Souther born…to be a singer and songwriter.
1948 – Tom Shales born…to be the TV critic for the Washington Post.
1949 – Anna Wintour born…to be the editor of Vogue, and to wear Prada?
1952 – Comedian, actress Roseanne Barr born…a “Domestic Goddess”?
1955 – Athlete Phil Simms born…to be the quarterback for the Morehead State University in Kentucky and the Giants in New York!
1956 – The “Wizard of Oz” was first televised on CBS-TV…lions, and tigers and bears, oh my!
1960 – The “Unsinkable Molly Brown” opened in NYC…and ran for over 500 performances.
1971 – The movie “Play Misty for Me”, starring and directed by Clint Eastwood, opened.
1973 – “Good Morning America” premiered on ABC-TV.
1980 – Playwright Lanford Wilson’s “Fifth of July” premiered in NYC.
 
Btms^

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