I have been tagged by the lovely First Officer/Co-Pilot, a meme to include our date of birth and to find three events, two births and a holiday that happened on that date, in my case April 26, 1955 (you could have extrapolated that date from my State of CT Majority card in my last post without this revelation...), I added deaths as well. Let's try:
1955: Mike Scott (same day) pitcher extraordinaire for the Houston Astros. My memories include the 1986 NL playoffs. If the Astros beat the Mets in game 6, they never would have beaten Scott in Game 7. And my RedSox might have not been star crossed in their Game 6 with the Astros instead of the Mets...
1822: Frederick Law Olmsted, designer of many parks, two of his most famous being Central Park in Manhattan and Prospect Park in Brooklyn.
1984: 'Count' Basie. Jazz big bandleader and composer. Wrote one of my favorite swing era classics, the One O'clock Jump, as well as April in Paris (pour mon amie)
1973: Irene Ryan, the irascible Granny on the Beverly Hillbillies. As for her recipies, I'll pass on the squirrel and possum, but wouldn't mind sampling the wares of her famous jug. I can't say if it is moonshine or an octane booster, remember the drag race that the Clampett's truck won after Granny put some of the contents of the jug into the gas tank?
Confederate Memorial Day in Florida and Georgia (Empress Bee take note).
1986: Chernobyl nuclear power plant exploded and released a radioactive cloud over the Ukraine. Actually, that event actually happened on 4/25 in CT, given the seven hour time difference...
1564: William Shakespeare, aka 'The Bard' was baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon, England.
1865: John Wilkes Booth is cornered and killed by Federal troops.
Merci, mon amie. I love the research!