Sunday, May 22, 2011

May 22nd

National Maritime Day
In 1933, Congress designated May 22 as National Maritime Day. On this day in 1819, the “first successful transoceanic voyage under steam propulsion” began when the steamship S.S. Savannah set sail from Savannah, Georgia. It arrived in Liverpool, England, on June 20. National Maritime Day is an occasion to honor the past and present contributions of the U.S. merchant marine during both peace and war.
Swamp Monster Day
John Mackay and his wife claimed the first sighting of "Nessie," the Loch Ness Monster, on May 22, 1933. Loch Ness is a freshwater lake, located near Inverness, Scotland.
Vanilla Pudding Day
May 22nd is Vanilla Pudding Day. Whether you whip it up from scratch, mix up a box of instant pudding or merely open a snack-sized package, May 22nd is the day to indulge in this tasty comfort-food treat.
Notable Anniversaries on May 22nd
Robert Zimmerman (Bob Dylan) celebrated his Bar Mitzvah on May 22, 1954.
The first episode of Mister Roger's Neighborhood starring Fred Rogers, debuted on public television on May 22, 1967.
American President Richard Millhouse Nixon officially confessed his role in Watergate cover-up on May 22, 1973.
Comedian Johnny Carson made his final appearance as host of The Tonight Show on May 22, 1992. Earlier that evening, on May 22, 1992, the final episode of Newhart was aired, starring Bob Newhart.
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2 comments:

FriggenPhysco said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Not sure if I should send you one of those cool little birthday ecards given what happened with your accounts...??

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

Happiest of all to you !~! Remember the birthdays we spent on the sand bar and tripping our way thru the mangroves in our Leaf dinghy with our young Iris and Celia’s dog ? Makes me weepy thinking about it, dammit, Cita, we have to get together at least once more...

Hope it’s a good one for you. Wish I were there.

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