Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The best thing that ever happened? Absolutely.

 Every date has it's high points, but October 20th is the most special day of the year... 
October 20 is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 72 days remain until the end of the year.

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We're gettin' very close to me being 100 bucks poorer. Juss' sayin'...
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In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson sent to the Senate a treaty purchasing the Louisiana Territory from France. The Senate approved the treaty for ratification on October 20, 1803. The territory, which encompassed more than 800,000 square miles of land, now makes up fifteen states stretching from Louisiana to Montana.
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Mickey Charles Mantle, nicknamed The Commerce Comet and The Mick, was born on October 20, 1931  Mantle played his entire Major League Baseball career with the New York Yankees as a center fielder, right fielder, and first baseman. His most famous quote? "If I knew I was gonna live this long, I'da maybe took better care of myself".
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The Cleveland East Ohio Gas Explosion occurred on the afternoon of Friday, October 20, 1944. The resulting gas leak, explosion and fires killed 130 people and destroyed a one-square-mile area of the east side of Cleveland, Ohio.
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Also on October 20, 1944, General Douglas MacArthur fulfilled his promise to return to the Philippines when he came ashore during the Battle of Leyte. My father was in that battle in the Navy.
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Was born on the same exact day as I was. October 20, 1953.
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It's not too early to start thinking
 about Christmas gifts. The jewelry my
 wife makes would be a perfect gift.

Turquoise Picasso Tila Bead Hand Beaded 
Thin Bracelet With Silver Seed Beads
Click on the picture for information on this item. 

Click on this link to see all she has to offer:
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One of my favorite modern-day movie actors,  Viggo Mortensen, was born October 20, 1958. I didn't think he was that old. He was in the film adaptation of Robert Parker's western novel 'Appaloosa'. Great flick.
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Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., - the guy we all know as Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper, songwriter, media personality, actor, and businessman, was born on October 20, 1971 . His fame dates to 1992 when he featured on Dr. Dre's debut solo single, "Deep Cover," and then on Dre's debut solo album, The Chronic. He's good friends with Martha Stewart. Go figure, huh?
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This useless piece of shit was born October 20, 1964
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Whatever the fuck that is...
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The Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts center in Australia. Located on the banks of the Sydney Harbor, it is often regarded as one of the 20th century's most famous and distinctive buildings. Designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, but completed by an Australian architectural team headed by Peter Hall, the building was formally opened on October 20, 1973.
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Don't have to add anything to that commentary.
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My wife makes really nice jewelry - and it's 
all made by hand. Every piece is unique, and 
they're all very reasonably priced. 

Crystal Gold Rainbow Hand Beaded Chandelier Earrings 
With Amethyst Swarovski Crystals And Gold Bugle Bead Accents
Click on the picture for information on this gift item.
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On October 20, 1977, a plane carrying the band Lynyrd Skynyrd between shows from Greenville, South Carolina, to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, ran out of fuel outside Gillsburg, Mississippi. The passengers had been informed about potential problems with the Convair CV-240 and were told to brace for a crash. Ronnie Van Zant, the band's founder and lead singer, died on impact from head injuries suffered after the aircraft struck a tree. Bandmates Steve Gaines and Cassie Gaines, along with assistant road manager Dean Kilpatrick, pilot Walter McCreary, and co-pilot William Gray, were also killed. The rest of the band was seriously injured. Van Zant was 29 years old.
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October 20, 1978. Someone I know was celebrating his 25th birthday.
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I haven't met the woman yet who doesn't 
like someone buying her nice jewelry.

Crystal Violet Rainbow Hand Beaded Bracelet With 
Swarovski Crystal And Rainbow Seed Bead Accents
Click on the picture for information on this item.
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12 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday! All the books by Robert Parker were excellent, especially Jesse Stone and the Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch ones. Appaloosa was a great flick.I've always wished they would have made more.

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    1. Yeah - that was the second story in a series with those two. Wish there were more...

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  2. Happy Birthday you old B@st@rd. This Jos is 69. Try to keep up!

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