When you were born…

3 Nov


New York Times, Sept 14, 2011
Headlines:

  • U.S. Embassy and NATO Headquarters Attacked in Kabul
  • U.S. Scrambles to Avert Palestinian Vote at U.N.
  • Democrats See Perils on Path to Health Cuts
  • Abuse of Xanax Leads a Clinic to Halt Supply
  • For Idaho and the Internet, Life in the Slow Lane

Top song: Moves Like Jagger, Maroon 5 Featuring Christina Aguilera
Top film: The Lion King 3D
Cost of …
… a loaf of bread – about $3.00

… a gallon of milk – $2.75
… gas – $3.46/gallon ($3.89 in our neighborhood)
… movie ticket – $9.00 matinee, $11.50 evening showing.
… 3D IMAX movie ticket – $18.00
Famous Birthdays:
Melissa Leo (1960)- American Actor
Dimitri Medvedev (1965) – President of Russia (current)
Historical Events:

  • 81 – Domitian becomes Emperor of the Roman Empire upon the death of his brother Titus.
  • 1812 – Napoleonic Wars: French grenadiers enter Moscow. The Fire of Moscow begins as soon as Russian troops leave the city.
  • 1901 – President of the United States William McKinley dies after an assassination attempt on September 6, and is succeeded by Theodore Roosevelt.
  • 1917 – Russia is officially proclaimed a republic.
  • 1959 – The Soviet probe Luna 2 crashes onto the Moon, becoming the first man-made object to reach it.
  • 1975 – The first American saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton, is canonized by Pope Paul VI.
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