I haven't done one of these posts in a while so I thought I'd share some interesting things I dug up.
1921 - West Virginia imposed the first state sales tax, to which I say BOO, HISS.
1937 - Margaret Mitchell won a Pulitzer Prize for "Gone With The Wind". Well deserved, in my opinion.
1469 - Niccolo Machiavelli, Italian politician/writer (Prince) was born.
1926 - Napoleon Victor Bonaparte, Prince, died at the age of 63.
1971 - National Public Radio broadcast for the first time.
1991 - 356th & final episode of CBS 2nd longest running series Dallas, 2nd only to Gunsmoke
And in honor of the Kentucky Derby coming up on Saturday...
On May 3, 1986, 54-year-old Willie Shoemaker, aboard 18/1 shot Ferdinand, becomes the oldest jockey ever to win the Kentucky Derby. The victory was just one of Shoemaker’s 8,833 wins, a record that stood until 1999, when it was broken by Laffit Pincay.
I hope you've enjoyed this stroll down memory lane. Until next time, happy writing!