Monday, January 7, 2008

My Birthday

Notable Events, January 7

I was born : )

In 1610, Galileo, using his primitive telescope, discovered the four major moons of Jupiter: Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto.

In 1789, the first nationwide U.S. presidential election was held. The electors chosen by the voters unanimously picked George Washington as president and John Adams as vice president.

In 1927, commercial trans-Atlantic telephone service between New York and London was inaugurated.

In 1931, as the Great Depression was getting under way, a report to U.S President Herbert Hoover estimated that 4 million to 5 million Americans were out of work.


Unfortunately all the pictures from today have disappeared never to be seen again.


Anonymous said...

So what were your gifts. I can't tell from the photos ... my eyes are too old!


Kathy said...

I just e-mailed you! Boy, those b&w phtos really date us don't they? Bet you have the same kind.

Lou said...

And just where did you dig up those lovely pictures???
Looks like an exciting day.

Jodie said...

Happy Birthday, Kathy!!!

patjrsmom said...

Happy Birthday!


Kathy said...

Thank you! 46 feels a lot like 45!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday

Big Dog

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday Kathy!
You have my mom's birthday...a very special day indeed!
It looks like you had a good celebration. God bless!