EarthWindandFire wrote:Happy Birthday to me !!
Mine was on the 13th.
Sorry about that EWF.......
On your birthday, the Star Bangled Banner was written and Hurrican Hugo approached the Leeward Islands before continuing through Puerto Rico and finally hitting Charlestown, S.C.
So today we will honor you belatedly and also say coalen and ytseman
On this special day we also pay homage to the signing of the Constitution, the day the space shuttle was first unveiled, and on this day
Manfred vonRichthofen shot down his first plane. Who was he ??? Non other than the dreaded "Red Baron."
Notable people sharing this birthday are Kid Rock, Anne Bancroft (for our older members) John Ritter and Cassandra "ELVIRA" Peterson.
Sadly on this date we lost Spiro Agnew, Red Skelton and John Elder, who invented the Marine Compound Steam Engine. This invention used both low and high pressure steam to propel boats which in turn cut their coal consumption by 30-40% allowing longer trips between refueling.