Tuesday, April 08, 2008

April 9th

In 340 on this day, the Roman Emperor Constantine II was assassinated.

In 1483 on this day, the King of England, Edward IV died.

In 1626 on this day, English philosopher and scientific theorist, Francis Bacon died.

In 1770 on this day, English explorer Captain Cook discovered Australia.

In 1859 on this day, Samuel Clemens (pseudonym "Mark Twain") was issued a steamboat pilot’s certificate.

In 1860 on this day, the Pony Express began delivering mail for the first time.

In 1865 on this day, Lee surrendered to Grant at Fort Appomattox to end the Civil War.

In 1926 on this day, Hugh Hefner was born.

In 1940 on this day, Nazi Germany invaded Denmark and Norway.

In 1954 on this day, Dennis Quaid was born.

In 1957 on this day, the Suez Canal in Egypt was cleared and opened to shipping.

In 2001 on this day, Van Stephenson, my uncle and the former lead guitar player for the band Blackhawk, died.

But the best was yet to come.

Two years ago on this day the love of my life honored me by saying "I do."

Today we celebrate two years of marriage and many more to come!


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