HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHNNY !
1207 - Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi ~ Persian Mystic....gotta love it, I mean duh, aren't they all?
1627 - Robinson Crusoe ~ Fictional charactor, according to Daniel Defoe
1631 - William Stoughton ~ American Judge at the Salem wITcH trials
1732 - Jacques Neckler ~ Powerful finance minister to Louis XVI, also known very well by both Ben Franklin and Thomas Jefferson
1861 - William Wrigley Jr. ~ chewing gum biggie...his mansion still sits on Catalina Island
1917 - Buddy Rich ~ got drums ?
1924 - Truman Capote ~ Author of "In Cold Blood" and flamed
1928 - Elie Wiesel ~ Nazi hunter
1935 - Johnny Mathis ~ Awesome singer from Frisco
~ By the Bye ~
1399 ~ King Richard II abdicates and is succeeded by Bolingbroke as King Henry IV and the event marks the movement of the <>House of Plantagenet<> to the <>Houses of Lancaster & York<>
1659 ~ Peter Stuyvesant of New Netherlands FORBIDS tennis playing during religious services. It is the 1st mention of tennis in the US, and provides one of the most peculiar visuals I know of
1791 ~ Mozart's opera "Magic Flute" premiers in Vienna
1880 ~ Henry Draper takes that 1st photograph of the jaw dropping Orion Nebula
1888 ~ "Jack the Ripper" murders 2 more...Liz Stride & Kate Eddowes in Whitechappel
1927 ~ Babe Ruth hits that amazing home run # 60
1937 ~ USA wins the 6th Ryder Cup 8-4
~ Love to All ~