… in 1859, Jean-Francois Gravelet, a Frenchman known professionally as Emile Blondin, was the first idiot daredevil to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope.
…in 1936, Gone With the Wind was published. (Prissy: “Lawzy, we got to have a doctor. I don’t know nothin’ ’bout birthin’ babies.”)
…in 1952, CBS-TV debuted “The Guiding Light”, a daytime soap opera. (Kids, this is how mommy procrastinated before there was the Internet.)
…in 1953, The first Chevrolet Corvette, a white convertible mid-life crisis roadster with a red interior, was produced.
…in 1966, ear-nibbling lunatic boxer Mike Tyson was born.
…in 1985, The creator of the Twinkie, James A. Dewar, died. Mr. Dewar created the treat in 1930 (and it’s possible that some created then were still considered “fresh” when he died)
AND, in 2001?
We moved into this house,
and a wonderful neighborhood with these most excellent folks,
and found ourselves very, very much at home. Because, as my pal WashWords points out, “Home” is really “Who.”