Just Hop Out of the Plane!

It was one of those “first time” moments that leave me in awe.

What courage, or foolishness, or some mixture of both it must take to be the first person to do certain things!

–          The first person to eat a tomato when all others thought they were poisonous

–          The first person to stand in front of an x-ray machine

–          The first bungee-jumper

–          The first American astronaut (Alan Shepard) to go into space

Or…Albert Berry.

Today in 1912, Mr. Berry made the first parachute jump from a moving plane. Gosh!

It’s also a big day for island music.

–          Reggae star Burning Spear was born today in 1948.

–          As was calypso crooner Harry Belafonte in 1927. Sing! “Come’a daylight and me want to go home”

We know the groom wore black.

Today in 1968, Johnny Cash and June Carter were wed.

Today is also three major holidays – not one, not two, but three!

–          It’s Independence Day in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

–          It’s National Pig Day in the United States. I’m not touchin’ that one.

Drink 4cast 4 2day

That’s right, I said three major holidays.

The third and clearly the most important of today’s designations is that it is Beer Day in Iceland. This commemorates end of the prohibition against beer in that country in 1989.

Beer Day…parachute jumping…we can celebrate both by having a bottle of Sheltowee Hop-a-Lot Ale.





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