Monday, 22 February 2016

22 February

Such a wonderful collection of random lucky events on this 22nd day of February. In 1632, Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems was published, and in 1853, Washington University in St. Louis was founded followed by The Pennsylvania State University in 1855. In 1879, Frank Woolworth opened the first of his many of 5 and dime Woolworth stores and in 1959, Lee Petty won the first Daytona 500. Finally, in 1997 Scottish scientists announced that an adult sheep named 'Dolly' has been successfully cloned.

Famous birthdays on this day include the first President of the United States, George Washington, in 1731; Frédéric Chopin, Polish pianist and composer, born 1810; Kenneth Williams, English actor, born 1926; Bruce Forsyth, English television host, born 1928; Sheila Hancock, English actress and author, born 1933; Julie Walters, English actress, born 1950; Steve Irwin, Australian zoologist and television host, born 1962; James Blunt, English singer-songwriter and guitarist, born 1974; and, in 1975, Drew Barrymore, American actress, director, producer, and screenwriter was born.

I did think about dedicating the day with a James Blunt song but wasn't quite sure how it would be received so instead we we have Sly & the Family Stone, who were number one on the US Billboard in 1969 with "Everyday People":

I am no better and neither are you
We are the same, whatever we do
You love me, you hate me, you know me and then
You can't figure out the bag I'm in
I am everyday people, yeah yeah

Wishing every day to be a lucky one for you!