Why Celebrate Today? November 24, 2009

Btms^ for Tuesday, November 24
Drink 4cast 4 2day: Lucid Absinthe 2 toast 2 the artistry of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, born 2day in 1864.
Liquor Barns will be open Thanksgiving Eve till 10 p.m., and Thanksgiving Day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
On this date in…
1784 – Zachary Taylor was born…to be the 12th U.S. President. Known as “Old Rough and Ready” Taylor spent much of his youth in Louisville and was interred here.
1849 – Writer Frances Hodgson Burnett was born…in “The Secret Garden” with “Little Lord Fauntleroy” and “A Little Princess”?
1864 – Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was born…to be an post-impressionism artist in the Moulin-Rouge?
1868 – Composer and pianist Scott Joplin born…to be the “King of Ragtime” with “The Entertainer” and “The Maple Leaf Rag”.
1877 – Politician Alben W. Barkley born in Graves County, KY…to be a U.S. Senator from KY, and Harry S. Truman’s Vice President from 1949 to 1953. Barkley coined the phrase “Give ’em hell, Harry”, and Alben’s grandson came up with the abbreviation “Veep”. Lake Barkley in western Kentucky is named for him.
1888 – Writer Dale Carnegie was born…knowing “How to Win Friends and Influence People”!
1938 – Basketball great Oscar Peterson was born…to be the “Big O”. One of the best all-round players ever, Oscar is the only player in NBA history to average a triple double for an entire season.
1942 – Comedian, actor Billy Donnelly born…in Scotland to tickle our funny bones!
1948 – WAVE-TV 3 (NBC) in Louisville began broadcasting! Happy Birthday to our friends at WAVE!
1950 – The musical “Guys and Dolls” opened in NYC. 
1952 – Agatha Christie’s “Mousetrap” opened in London…and it is still running to this day!
1977 – Actor Colin Hanks born…in “Orange County” with “A Band of Brothers”?
1978 – Actress Katherine Heigl born…knowing her “Grey’s Anatomy” and to tell “The Ugly Truth” about wearing “27 Dresses”?

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