Y Celebrate 2Day? April 8, 2010

Btms^ for Thursday, April 8. It’s Friday Eve!
Drink 4Cast 4 2day: a 60 Minute IPA beer from Dogfish Head 2 toast 2 the WPA,  formed 2day in 1935.
Countdown: 23 days till the Run for the Roses at the 136th Kentucky Derby, Saturday May 1st, in Louisville!
After the angels get their share, Liquor Barn has every bourbon under heaven!
Y Celebrate 2Day?
On this date in…
1992-  The musical “Five Guys Named Moe” premiered in NYC and ran for 445 performances…that’s a lot of shows with the Moes!
1990 – “Twin Peaks” premiered on TV…we’d like to have some pie with that factoid!
1979 – The final episode of Norman Lear’s seminal TV show “All in The Family” aired….those were the days!
1974 – Hank Aaron hit his 715th career home run breaking Babe Ruth’s 39-year-old record….Hammerin’ Hank!
1968 – Actress Patricia Arquette born…”Beyond Rangoon” to have a “True Romance” with a “Medium”?
1966 – Actress Robin Wright Penn born…to be a “Princess Bride” to “Forrest Gump” and find a “Message in a Bottle” at “Empire Falls”?
1960 – Actor John Schneider born…in “Smallville” to be one of the “Dukes of Hazard” and to co-found the Children’s Miracle Network with Marie Osmond!
1955 – Author Barbara Kingsolver born…under “The Bean Trees” with “Pigs in Heaven” and “The Poisonwood Bible”?
1954 – MLB’s Gary Carter born…to play catch (and hit!) extraordinarily well for the Montreal Expos from ’74 to ’84, and with the NY Mets from ’85 to ’89 where they won an amazing World Series in 1986!
1943 – Stage director, choreographer Michael Bennett born…to “Dream Girls” in “The Chorus Line”…to be far more than a “singular sensation”!
1935 – The WPA (Works Progress Administration) was formed when the Emergency Relief Appropriation Act of 1935 became law. The WPA was the largest of FDR’s New Deal agency, building roads, bridges, parks and arts and literacy programs.  
1918 – Betty Ford was born…to be a U.S. First Lady and an activist!
1904 – Midtown Manhattan’s Longacre Square was renamed Times Square… for the New York Times.
1892 – Canadian-born actress Mary Pickford born…to be “America’s Sweetheart” and to form United Artists with Charlie Chaplin, D.W. Griffith and Douglas Fairbanks!
1820 – The statue of Venus de Milo was discovered on the Aegean island of Melos…how mythic!
1730 – The 1st synagogue in NYC, Shearith Israel, was dedicated…Shalom.
1513 – Explorer Juan Ponce de Leon declared Florida as a territory of Spain…because he had the Keys?

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