Not Penny’s Boat!

Some heavy readin’ and listenin’ today;

–         Today in 1888, the first issue of National Geographic was published. I was one of the original subscribers.

–         The Dead Sea Scrolls were made available to the public for the first time by the Huntington Library this day in 1991. There was a long waiting list.

–         The Emancipation Proclamation was issued today in 1862.

–         On this day in 1869, Richard Wagner’s opera “Das Rheingold” premiered in Munich. The cast album (remember those?) came out later.

Some birthdays that caught my eye;

–         Actor Paul Muni (1895) and actor/director Erich von Stroheim (1885) share this birthday.

–         Mr. Dodger, baseball manager Tommy Lasorda was born today in 1927.

And an answer to the ever-present trivia question;

What do Bulgaria and Mali have in common? It’s Independence Day today in both countries!

And finally some lighter notes

–         “Fiddler on the Roof” opened on Broadway today in 1964. “If I were a rich man…”

–         The television show “Lost” premiered today in 2004 on ABC. Let’s make that our

Drink 4cast 4 2day

Not Penny’s Boat Cocktail

Fill a tall glass with ice

Add 2oz. Grays Peak Vodka

2 ½ oz. grapefruit juice

Top with orange juice and a twist of lime

Perhaps time will warp for you…

Cheers!

Roger

9/22/11.

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