So many things happened today;

Today in 1901, Hubert Cecil Booth patented the vacuum cleaner.

And in another matter that sounds like it’s related but isn’t, the Hoover Dam was dedicated today in 1901.

It’s a big, big day for baseball;

–          Babe Ruth hit his 60th homerun today in 1927.

–          Roberto Clemente recorded his 3,000th and final hit of his career in 1972.

–          On this day in 1947, the World Series, featuring the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers was televised for the first time.

That’s not all;

–          The television show Cheers debuted on NBC today in 1982.  Sing! “Wouldn’t you like to go where everybody knows your name?”

–          “The Magic Flute”, the last opera composed by Mozart, received its premiere performance in Vienna today in 1791. I had great seats.

There are birthdays that caught my eye.

–          Drummer Buddy Rich (1917) and singer Johnny Mathis (1935) were born today.

–          One-fifth of the Fifth Dimension (remember them?), Marilyn McCoo was born today in 1943.

–          Actors Angie Dickinson (1931) and Len Cariou (1939) share this birthday. Mr. Cariou was Broadway’s original Sweeney Todd.

–          Writer Truman Capote was born today in 1924.

But the biggest story is our Drink 4cast 4 2day!

Today in 2004, the first images of a live giant squid in its natural habitat were taken 600 miles south of Tokyo (as if Tokyo didn’t have enough problems with Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan and Ghidora).

Blue Squid Cocktail

1 oz. Ron Diaz Rum

1 ½ oz. Blue Curacao Liqueur

2 tbsp White Crème de Menthe

1 tsp cream

Pour the rum, blue curacao, crème de cacao and cream into a cocktail shaker half-filled with cracked ice.

Shake well.

Strain into an old-fashioned glass ¼ filled with ice cubes and serve.

I’ll bet the squid’s name was Norm.




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