Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Happy Tuesday! We are now into our second week of the new year. Hopefully everyone’s year has gone well so far.

On this date in 1867 African American  men were granted the right to vote  in Washington, D.C. This was a great step toward equal civil rights.

Some writers who were born on this date include:

Baltasar Gracián y Morales (1601), Francisco González Bocanegra (1824), Wilkie Collins (1824), James Milton Carroll (1852), Emily Greene Balch (1867), Margaret Storm Jameson (1891), Dennis Wheatley (1897), Joseph Weizenbaum (1923), Charles Tomlinson (1927), Gaston Miron (1928), Ko Un (1933), Alexandra Ripley (1934), Lewis H. Lapham (1935), Stephen Hawking (1942), Charles Murray (1943), Terry Brooks (1944), Don Bendell (1947), and Sean McKeever (1972).

Eleven years ago today the founder of Wendy’s fast food restaurant’s, Dave Thomas, passed away. He appeared in more than 800 commercial advertisements for the restaurant chain between the years of 1989 and his death in 2002 from cancer. This is more than any other company founder in television history.

Have you ever read a book published by Doubday? You probably have. On this date in 1862 the founder of the Doubleday & McClure Company was born. Frank Nelson Doubleday was known to his family and friends as Effendi. He founded the Doubleday & McClure company in 1897 which operated under other names later on.

Today also happens to be the birthday of the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley. The singer was born on Januray 8, 1935 and died in 1977.

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Today’s highlighted book is Quirky, Yes—Hopeless, No: Practical Tips to Help Your Child with Asperger’s Syndrome Be More Socially Accepted by Cynthia La Brie Norall and Beth Wagner Brust.  There are more and more young people being diagnosed with Autism spectrum disorders nowadays.  This book will help those families with members on the Spectrum.

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Disclaimer: Much of the information in this blog is taken directly from Wikipedia.   Images have been taken from various sources around the World Wide Web.

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