Did you know, and I have to say that I didn’t, that this date in 33 AD is the generally agreed-upon date for the historical crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth, the central figure of Christianity? Or that it was on this day in 1860 the first successful United States Pony Express run from Saint Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California begins?
And on this day in 1882 in the so oft romanticized American Old West, Jesse James is killed by Robert Ford, in 1895 the trial of the libel case instigated by Oscar Wilde begins, eventually resulting in his imprisonment on charges of homosexuality, in 1948 President Harry S. Truman signs the Marshall Plan, authorizing $5 billion in aid for 16 countries and in 1981 the Osborne 1, the first successful portable computer, is unveiled at the West Coast Computer Faire in San Francisco (and I am so happy for the evolution of this product *patting the computer on my lap*).
Some birthdays you may want to remember (or remember to forget) on this day are Sally Rand, American burlesque dancer (1904-1979), Doris Day, American actress, singer and animal rights activist (1922), Marlon Brando, American actor (1924-2004), Jane Goodall, English zoologist (1934), Wayne Newton, American singer (1942), Alec Baldwin, American actor (1958), Eddie Murphy, American actor and comedian (1961), Bjarne Riis, Danish cyclist (1964), Jennie Garth, American actress (1972) and Leona Lewis, English singer (1985).
Need a reason to raise a glass of bubbly on this day? Why not look into the celebration of, according to Wikipedia, absolutely nothing (unless you fancy Christian Feast Days)! So, why not just raise a glass to the knowledge that Tuesday means that the week-end is one day closer?
For more information about historic events on this day, please go here.