Wednesday, 13 January 2016

13 January

So, what lucky events happened on this day in history?
Well, the inmates of Folsom State Prison were very lucky in 1968 as Johnny Cash performed live there; the first public radio broadcast took place in 1910 (a live performance of the opera Cavalleria rusticana from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, in case you were wondering); and, in 1966, Robert C. Weaver became the first African American Cabinet member (appointed United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development). If you are a snooker fan, then I imagine you are celebrating the birth of Stephen Hendry, born in 1969.

Personally, I am celebrating the birth of Michael Bond, author of Paddington Bear, who was born on this day in 1926. I am, of course, celebrating with a marmalade sandwich (which I saved under my hat in case of an emergency)!

Wishing you a very lucky day!