Y Celebrate 2day? April 17, 2010

Btms^ 4 Saturday, April 17.

Drink 4Cast 4 2Day: BBC’s Dark Star Porter Beer 2 toast 2 “Thunder Over Louisville” 2nite & kick-off the countdown 2 Derby 136, 2 weeks from 2day!

Stop in and Enjoy…Complimentary Wine & Cheeses Samples every Saturday at The Barns from 3 to 6 pm!

 

Y Celebrate? On this date in…

 

1986 – IBM produced the 1st mega-bit chip….go Big Blue!

1986 – “Lonesome Dove” garnered the Pulitzer Prize for Larry McMurtry…Giddy Up!

1982 – Canada adopted its’ Constitution…here’s to CA Law!

1979 – Playwright Brian Clark’s Whose Life Is It, Anyway? premiered in London.

1972 – Actress Jennifer Garner born…”13 Going on 30″ to “Juno” with an “Alias” and be a “Daredevil” to “Catch and Release” or “Catch Me If You Can”?  

1970 – The ill-fated Apollo 13 spaceship safely returned to Earth…after reporting “Houston, we have a problem…” 

1967 – Actor Henry Ian Cusick born…”Lost” on the island, on the boat, and in the hatch to push our buttons, brother, as “Desmond”?

1964 – Shea Stadium opened…in the NYC borough of Queens!

1964 – Ford Motor Co. unveiled the Mustang at the New York World’s Fair. The car’s base price was $2,368. 

1961 – Boomer Esiason was born…to be an NFL Quarterback for the Bengals, Jets and Cards.

1957 – Novelist, screenwriter, essayist Nick Hornsby born…to get “An Education” “About a Boy” tuned in to “High Fidelity” with a “Fever Pitch”?

1924 – M-G-M, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film studio was formed…Hurray for Hollywood!

1918 – Oscar-winning actor William Holden was…”Born Yesterday” as the “Golden Boy” on “Sunset Boulevard” near the “Bridge on the River Kwai” in “Our Town” to hang out with “The Wild Bunch” and run the “Network”?

1897 – Thorton Wilder born…to win 3 Pulitzer Prizes, for his plays Our Town and Skin of Our Teeth, and the novel “The Bridge of San Luis Rey”.

1885 – Danish author Karen Blixon (a/k/a Isak Dinesen) born…”Out of Africa” at “Babette’s Feast” to tell “Seven Gothic Tales”?

1524 – Giovanni da Verrazzano reached New York Harbor…and later became the namesake for its Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge!

1399 – Geoffrey Chaucer told his Canterbury Tales for the 1st time…at the court of Richard II. They were fit for a King?

 

Btms^

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