On This Day

TODAY IS MAY 4, 2020!

MAY 4, 2020

Today is:

Anti-Bullying Day

International Firefighters Day

International Respect for Chickens Day

National Candied Orange Peel Day

National Orange Juice Day

National Weather Observers Day

Star Wars Day



HORACE MANN (1796-1859) — American politician and reformer.  Known for his early proponent for public education in the US.
JULIA GARDINER TYLER (1820-1889) — Second wife of John Tyler and the 11th First Lady of the United States
AUDREY HEPBURN  (1929-1993) — British actress and humanitarian. (Roman Holiday, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, My Fair Lady)
RANDY TRAVIS (1959) — American country music singer, songwriter, guitarist, and actor.
ERIN ANDREWS (1978) — American sportscaster & TV personality
RORY McILROY  (1989) — Northern Irish professional golfer.  Currently ranked #1 in the world.



1626 – Dutch explorer, aboard the See Meeuw, lands in New Netherland (present day Manhattan Island).
1776 Rhode Island is the first colony to renounce allegiance to, and declare independence from, King George III of England.
1886 The Haymarket Affair — A bomb is thrown at police trying to break up a labor rally in Chicago and police fire into the crowd. At least 8 are killed as a result of the violence.
1904 – The United States begins construction of the Panama Canal.  It will be completed 10 years later.
1979 Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Infographic — The History of the Garage

HIstory of the Garage

It’s an integral part of most of our homes and something we take for granted.  Usually your garage is used to house your car, but oftentimes it’s another storage room, converted bedroom, or even rehearsal space for a band!  How did this space come to be, however?  Today’s infographic shows the evolution of the garage from converted free-standing horse carriage houses to an actual part of our homes. [VIA]

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