Thursday, November 25, 2010

50 Years Ago

Well, 227 years ago today, in 1783, the British had gotten word of the finalized peace and trade treaties, signed over in Paris, thanks to the efforts of John Adams, John Jay, and Benjamin Franklin. So then, at long last, the British left, sailed away, decided not to stay where they weren't wanted and left New York City. 147 years ago today, General U. S. Grant and his troops defeated Confederate forces at Missionary Ridge, in Tennessee. And 90 years ago today, Noel Neill was born, on Joe DiMaggio's 6th birthday. She would grow up to be an actress who'd be signed to play Lois Lane opposite Geo. Reeves' Clark Kent on the TV show, the Adventures of Superman. It went off the air in 1958, when I was in the second grade. George Reeves went off the air in 1959 and in 1960, fifty years ago today, a son was born to the newly-elected President of the United States and his wife, Jacqueline. They named him John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jr.

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