Why Celebrate Today? November 17, 2009

Btms^ for Tuesday,  November 17.
 
Drink 4cast 4 2day: Great Lakes’ Edmund Fitzgerald Beer, 2 toast 2 Canadian singer & songwriter Gordon Lightfoot born 2day in 1938.
 
On this date in…
1800 – The U.S. Congress held its first sessions in Washington, D.C.
1869 – In Egypt, the Suez Canal linking the Mediterranean and Red Seas was inaugurated.
1894 – The “Daily Racing Form” was founded…what are the odds?
1901 – Renowned acting teacher Lee Strasberg was born…to co-found the Group Theatre, and the Actors Studio.
1906 – Soichiro Honda was born…in Japan to be an auto pioneer and found the Honda Motor Company.
1925 – Actor Rock Hudson was born…a “Giant” in “MacMillan & Wife”.
1938 – Canadian singer, songwriter Gordon Lightfoot born and“If You Could Read My Mind” you’d know he was born at “Sundown” on a “Carefree Highway” to memorialize “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” in song.
1940 – The Green Bay Packers became the 1st NFL team to travel by plane…Up, up and away!
1942 – Film director Martin Scorsese born…a “Raging Bull” of a “Taxi Driver” on the “Mean Streets” with “No Direction Home”?
1944 – TV producer Lorne Michaels born…on “Saturday Night Live”?
1944 – Baseball’s Tom Seaver born…to be “Tom Terrific” and “The Franchise” for the NY Mets.
1944 – Actor, producer Danny De Vito born…in New Jersey in a “Taxi”?
1966 – Singer Jeff Buckley was born…and his version of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” was heavenly.
1970 – Douglas Engelbart received the patent for the 1st computer mouse…Eeeek!
1978 – Canadian actress Rachel McAdams was born…with “Slings and Arrows” to be a “Mean Girl”, a “Wedding Crasher” and  “The Time Travelers Wife”.  
1980 – John Lennon’s “Double Fantasy” was released in the United Kingdom.  
 
Bottoms Up (Btms^)

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