July 27, 2008

July 27th through the years

Today is my birthday, so I was going to take a look back through history at some events that have happened on my birthday.

On this day in 1974, the House Judiciary Committee recommends that America's 37th president, Richard M. Nixon, be impeached and removed from office.

Adam John Walsh, age six, is abducted from a mall in Hollywood, Florida, and later found murdered. In the aftermath of the crime, Adam’s father, John Walsh, became a leading victims’ rights activist and host of the long-running television show America’s Most Wanted

Maximilien Robespierre, the architect of the French Revolution's Reign of Terror, is overthrown and arrested by the National Convention. As the leading member of the Committee of Public Safety from 1793, Robespierre encouraged the execution, mostly by guillotine, of more than 17,000 enemies of the Revolution. The day after his arrest, Robespierre and 21 of his followers were guillotined before a cheering mob in the Place de la Revolution in Paris.

After three years of a bloody and frustrating war, the United States, the People's Republic of China, North Korea, and South Korea agree to an armistice, bringing the Korean War to an end. The armistice ended America's first experiment with the Cold War concept of "limited war."

On this day in 1943, Joseph Stalin, premier and dictator of the Soviet Union, issues Order No. 227, what came to be known as the "Not one step backward" order, in light of German advances into Russian territory. The order declared, "Panic makers and cowards must be liquidated on the spot. Not one step backward without orders from higher headquarters! Commanders...who abandon a position without an order from higher headquarters are traitors to the Fatherland."

On this day in 1949, the world's first jet-propelled airliner, the British De Havilland Comet, makes its maiden test-flight in England. The jet engine would ultimately revolutionize the airline industry, shrinking air travel time in half by enabling planes to climb faster and fly higher

On this day in 1940, Bugs Bunny first appears on the silver screen in "A Wild Hare." The wisecracking rabbit had evolved through several earlier short films. As in many future installments of Bugs Bunny cartoons, "A Wild Hare" featured Bugs as the would-be dinner for frustrated hunter Elmer Fudd.

On this day in 1993, Boston Celtics star Reggie Lewis collapses after suffering cardiac arrest while shooting baskets at Brandeis University in Boston, Massachusetts. Two hours later, Lewis was pronounced dead at Waltham-Weston Hospital.

In Atlanta, Georgia, the XXVI Summer Olympiad is disrupted by the explosion of a nail-laden pipe bomb in Centennial Olympic Park. The bombing, which occurred during a free concert, killed a mother who had brought her daughter to hear the rock music and injured more than 100 others, including a Turkish cameraman who suffered a fatal heart attack after the blast.

July 25, 2008

Beach Day

My Mom bought a little kids wadding pool and added a sand box for the grand kids. We took Lucy over the other day and had a "Beach Day". Her cousin Britian was there as well.

Lucy loved the sand box

Britian preferred to stay out of the sand box and opted to play soccer instead.

They both enjoyed splashing in the pool and being sprayed by the hose; but just like the sand box Britian did not want to get in the pool. He was content to stand on the edge and splash.

July 17, 2008

Memory Tag

I got this from my sister-in-law Liz. Okay heres what you do.

1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember!

2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you. Enjoy!

July 8, 2008

Independence day

Here's some pictures from the Kaysville city 4th of July parade. I was in it with the fire department. Lariann, Lucy and my family sat and watched. Lucy was not so impressed with the fire engines, they are to loud for her, and she was upset that I past her by and didn't stay.
Later that night Lariann took her to the fire works show. Which Lucy gave mixed reviews to. At first she was upset, but then she settled down and enjoyed the show. I worked that night at Kaysville fire so I watched from some where else.

July 1, 2008

July- Flattery

I kind of let this go for a few months. I was busy and just didn't have time for it. But I'm bringing it back now.
The insperational message for the month of July.
Hope you enjoy.