Why Celebrate Today? November 16, 2009


Btms^ for Monday, November 16.
Drink 4cast 4 2day: Bridgeview’s “Blue Moon Riesling” 2 celebrate “Father of the Blues” W.C. Handy’s birthday 2day in 1873.
Thanksgiving is on Thursday, November 26. Enjoy the day with family and friends and great wines from Liquor Barn. 
On this date in…
1841 – Life preserves made out of cork were patented in NYC by N. E. Guerin…’put a cork in it’!
1873 – W.C. Handy born…to be “Father of the Blues” and to put Beale Street on the map! 
1889 – Dramatist and director George S. Kaufman born…to be “The Great Collaborator” on “The Man Who Came to Dinner” and “You Can’t Take it With You” and many others!
1907 – Oklahoma became the 46th United State…where the wind comes rushing down the plains! OK!
1958 – Actress Marg Helgenberger born…on “China Beach” to be a “CSI” ~ Crime Scene Investigator in Vegas?
1959 – “The Sound of Music” opened in NYC…for 1,443 performances.
1963 – The Touch-Tone phone was introduced.
1964 – Jazz musician Diane Krall was born…in Canada to be “The Girl in the Other Room”?
1967 – Actress Lisa Bonet was born…to be a “Cosby” kid with an “Angel Heart” and “High Fidelity”?
1973 – John Lennon released his album “Mind Games”.
1981 – Luke and Laura were married on “General Hospital” …with 16 million daytime TV viewers tuned in to witness it!

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