Thought for the day

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who as the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat. [Theodore Roosevelt]

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

This Day In History - Nov 3rd

Birthdays -
  • Stephen F. Austin, 1793, without him we would not have World Series Champs this year!
  • Bob Feller, 1918, first pitcher to record the same number of strikeouts as his age and was clocked once at over 107 mph
  • Charles Bronson, 1921, the original bad**s
  • Lulu (Marie Lawrie) 1948. best known for singing the theme song to "To Sir With Love" 
  • 1957 - Sun Records released "Great Balls of Fire" by Jerry Lee Lewis.
  • 1972 - James Taylor and Carly Simon were married
On this day in 1957 the first living creature from earth was sent into space when the Soviets aunched Sputnik II and sent Laika, a former stray, into orbit.  Here is a picture.

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