Thursday, November 08, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #37

I don't feel the creative list making vibe today so for this week's Thursday Thirteen I am "borrowing" an an idea from Kelle!

Thirteen Things that Happened on November 8

1. In 1793, the Louvre opened as a public museum in Paris by the French revolutionary government. Prior to being a public museum, it was a royal palace for more than two centuries.

2. In 1864, President Lincoln was elected to his second term.

3. In 1866, the founder of the Austin Motor Company, Herbert Austin, was born in England.

4. In 1887, Doc Holliday, Old West gunslinger, gambler, and "part-time" dentist, died from tuberculosis.

5. In 1895, physicist Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen discovered x-rays.

6. In 1900, Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone with the Wind was born in Atlanta, GA.

7. In 1923, Adolf Hitler launched the Beer Hall Putsch. This was his first attempt at seizing control of the German government.

8. In 1939, the 16th anniversary of Hitler's Beer Hall Putsch, a bomb exploded just after Hitler finished giving a speech. Hitler was not harmed by the explosion.

9. In 1945, the passage of the Revenue Act of 1945 started an extensive post-war revision of the nation's tax system and cut taxes by $6 billion.

10. In 1958, the Ford Motor Company decided on the name "Edsel" for a new model in development for that market year. This model was a new addition to the Ford family of automobiles and was a tribute to Edsel Bryant Ford. Edsel served as company president from 1919 until his death in 1943.

11. In 1960, John F Kennedy was elected President.

12. In 1974, a Salt Lake City, UT resident narrowly escaped an abduction by serial killer Ted Bundy.

13. In 1992, Jacky Vranken, daredevil from Belgium, set the record for the highest speed attained while performing a wheelie on a motorcycle.

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!


Deb said...

Great Thursday post, happy TT !
I just posted my Thursday blog, I like doing a bunch of thursday ones, at once!

Have a good one!

Bloggers said...

I love TT that teach me something.

ellen b said...

That was a great TT. Happy TT to you...

Siani said...

Great list. Thanks for the visit. Re: my dumb celebrity quotes - as a Brit, I'm afraid I know v.little about US politics. I know the president is a Republican, but beyond that, I have no idea of most US politicians' political affiliations, LOL. I have enough trouble keeping track of our own :). Have a happy TT!

Penny said...


Happy Mama to Three said...

It's so hard sometimes to find an interesting something that I can tear into 13 pieces. I may have to borrow this some time. Thanks for dropping by my TT


Christine said...

Very interesting TT! Thanks for the visit hope you stop by again real soon.

Have a great Thursday!

Anonymous said...

Great TT!! Thanks for stopping by mine!

April Elizabeth said...

"i do no know what that woman would or would not do after she did that terrible apache dance:
-- devine secrets of the yaya sisterhood on Margaret Michell

great list! I learned something.. not important.. but something AND that's important

Lisa said...

Very interesting!

GP said...

good one.. and thanx for stopping inn :) Long time no see

GP in Montana (new home for us, btw)

Marilyn said...

That's a great idea for a TT... fast wheelies and JFK, all on the same day.

SJ Reidhead said...

I forgot all about Doc dying on this day. Thanks for reminding me!

The Pink Flamingo

Linda R. Moore said...

Cool list! Thanks for visiting Raven's Roads. :)

#13 gives me an idea, and I didn't know that the reason Germans go to have a "roentgen" done is because of the inventor. Neat!

I have two other TTs: