Bluegrass Day Shares Celebration with Milestones and Notable Birthdays

IBMAD MONROEToday is the day selected for the first International Bluegrass Music Appreciation Day. World-wide celebrations are taking place and special personal ways to commemorate and appreciate the style of music first popularized by Bill Monroe, Lester Flat and Earl Scruggs are occurring in very creative ways.   We thought it would be interesting to see just what else this day is special for.

1787 - Pennsylvania became the second state to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
1917 – In Nebraska, Father Edward J. Flanagan founds Boys Town as a farm village for wayward boys.
1925 - The first motel, the Motel Inn, opened, in San Luis Obispo, Calif.
1991 – Russian Federation gains independence from the USSR.
2000 – The United States Supreme Court releases its decision in Bush v. Gore.

Birthdays today include:

Image634908364572057365Image6349083656246875721863 – Edvard Munch, Norwegian painter (d. 1944)

Famous painting: “The Scream”  (The Banjo version by: Tom Rozum)

1915 – Frank Sinatra, American singer and actor (d. 1998)

1923 – Bob Barker, American television game show host

1938 – Connie Francis, American singer

1940 – Dionne Warwick, American singer

1943 – Dickey Betts, American musician (The Allman Brothers Band)

1972 – Hank Williams III, American musician

Deaths that occurred on this date:

1889 – Robert Browning, English poet (b. 1812)

1929 – Charles Goodnight, American cattle baron (b. 1836)

1939 – Douglas Fairbanks, American actor (b. 1883)

1976 – Jack Cassidy, American actor (b. 1927)

2007 – Ike Turner, American musician (b. 1931)

2008 – Van Johnson, American actor (b. 1916)

Today is also an ancient Christian holiday known as “Feast Day”

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