Monday, 17 April 2017
A Bit of History and the Birth Day Thing - 1962
Great Historical Events
"1626. York or Manhattan Island bought of the Indians.
1627. Partnership of American settlers and London merchants dissolved.
1629. Salem, Mass., settled by a colony of Puritans under John Endicot.
Massachusetts charter surrendered by the settlers.
First settlement in New Hampshire.
Charlestown founded by the Massachusetts Bay colony.
Sir John Harvey succeeds Gov. Yeardley over the Virginia colony.
The French having long claimed Newfoundland attempt to conquer it.
Quebec taken by the English, who were led by three refugee French Calvanists.
1630. Boston, Cambridge, Roxbury, and Dorchester founded.
John Winthrop, first governor of Massachusetts Bay colony.
First General Court held at Boston.
Fifteen hundred Puritans with a fleet of 17 ships, arrive at New England.
1631. The Puritans pass a law restricting all participation in public affairs and all citizenship to church membership."
(Will continue with this next post... First Iron Works.. Woo hoo!)
Miscellaneous Letters of Eminent Persons
Interestingly, for me, this letter is from Tecumseh, leader of the Shawnee Nation. The letter is to William Henry Harrison who was to become the 9th President of the United States).
I give you a few words until I will be with you myself
Brother, at Vincennes, I wish you to listen to me whilst I send you a few words, and I hope that they will ease your heart; I know you look on your young men and your women and children with pity, to see them so much alarmed.
Brother, I wish you now to examine what you have from me. I hope that it will be a satisfaction to you, if your intentions are like mine, to wash away all these bad stories that have been circulated. I will be with you myself in eighteen days.
Brother, if I find that I can be with you in less time than eighteen days I will send one of my young men before me, to let you know what time I will be with you.
July 4th, 1811."
The Birth Day Thing - November 10, 1962
On November 10, 1962, I was 7 years old. Below are some of the happenings on that date and on that year.
US Billboard #1 Song, 10 November 10, 1962
He's a Rebel - The Crystals. The Crystals were an American vocal group discovered and produced by Phil Spector. They were active from 1960 - 67, then reformed in 1971 and remain active to this day. He's a Rebel was their only US #1. The song was written by Gene Pitney.
UK #1 Song, 10 November 1962
Lovesick Blues by Frank Ifield. Frank Ifield was an English-born, Australian easy listening, country music performer. He was born in 1937 in Warwickshire. He had 4 #1 hits in the UK. Lovesick Blues, written by Cliff Friend and Irving Mills, was his second.
New York Times #1 Fiction Best Seller, 10 November 1962
Pulitzer Prize Winner - 1962
Nobel Laureate - 1962
Hugo Award Winner - 1962
Edgar Award Winner - 1962
Have a great day! Tomorrow or when I next get a chance, 1963 beckons. Just to finish on a good note. Huddersfield drew their game today, which means that Brighton is effectively promoted to the Premiership. Now to finish first in the Championship. Wonderful news!!!