Thursday, March 11, 2010

March 11th Fun Facts

Of course, this is the day that Music Maestro Lawrence Welk was born....

....but on March 11th, other famous people were born and notable events happened on this date!

Here's an example starting with the news events

1824 - The US War Department creates the Bureau of Indian Affairs
1861 - The Confederate States of America adopts their constitution
1867 - First performance of Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi takes place in Paris
1927 - Samuel Roxy Rothafel opens the Roxy Theater in NYC
1990 - Lithuania declares it's independence from the Soviet Union

And the following famous people, like Welk, were born on this date

1898 - Dorothy Gish (actress and star from Hollywood's Silent Era)
1916 - Harold Wilson (British Prime Minister 1964-70, 1974-76)
1931 - Rupert Murdoch (television and newspaper mogul)
1934 - Sam Donaldson (news reporter for ABC)
1952 - Susan Richardson (actress from Eight Is Enough sitcom)
1974 - Bobby Abreu - baseball player

See? You learn something new everyday on this fine blog!

1 comment:

kregg said...

Of course, you know this is also Larry Jr.'s birthday, which I just found out by reading "Mister Music Maker, Lawrence Welk" by Mary Lewis Coakley, an excellent book published in 1958 (as you probably know).