|The living room|
|To the dining room|
|The new stairway carpet and front hallway|
So now onto my other items.
Great Historical Events
"1710 - First colonial post-office in New York.
Massacre in North Carolina
1712. Indian massacre in North Carolina. One hundred and thirty-seven of the colonists killed at first attack. Assisted by South Carolina, the colonists make a general attack upon the Indians and defeat them with great slaughter, and drive them from the province. (Ed. Note. I'm not sure what to say except maybe that this was a great clash of cultures. Hard times for both.)
1713. Close of Queen Anne's war.
Slaves are transported to South Carolina, by British ships, in great numbers, to cultivate rice.
1718. Impost duties laid by Massachusetts on English manufactures and English ships.
1720. Tea first introduced to New England.
1721. Inoculation for small-pox introduced into N.E.
1722. Paper money first used in Pennsylvania.
1725. First newspaper in New York (N.Y. Gazette) published by Wm. Bradford. (Ed. Note. The first 'fake news' in North America? ;0))
1732. Tobacco and corn made legal tender in Maryland."
Next entry will start with the birth of a famous American. Who? You'll have to wait.
Business Laws Briefly Stated
My last entry finished with mention of notes by minors... Moving on..
"A note obtained by fraud, or from a person in a state of intoxication, cannot be collected.
If the time of payment of a note is not named, it is payable on demand.
Value received should be written in a note, but, if not, it may be supplied by proof.
The payee should be named in a note unless payable to bearer.
The time of payment of a note must not depend on a contingency. The promise must be absolute."
I'll stop there. These business laws are too exciting to post too many at one time.
The Birth Day Thing - 10 November 1972
US Billboard #1 Single, 10 November 1972
I Can See Clearly Now by Johnny Nash. Johnny Nash was an American singer - songwriter, born in 1940. He was one of the first non-Jamaican singers to record reggae music in Kingston, Jamaica. I Can See Clearly Now, which he wrote, was his most successful hit.
UK #1 Single, 10 November 1972
Mouldy Old Dough by Lieutenant Pigeon. Lieutenant Pigeon was a novelty band from Coventry, England. Mouldy Old Dough was their only #1.
New York Times Fiction #1, 10 November 1972
Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach. Jonathan Livingston Seagull was originally published in 1970. It's simply the story of a seagull named Jonathan and his life with the other seagulls, as he learns about life and flying.
By 1972, more than a million copies were in print, it had been condensed by Reader's Digest and it stayed at the top of the NY Times list for 38 weeks.
The book was also turned into a movie with a soundtrack by Neil Diamond. I'm sure I read the book, which I much preferred to the movie.
Pulitzer Prize Winner, 1972
Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner. I've never heard of this book. It tells the story of a wheelchair - bound historian, who has lost connection with his son and living family and decides to write about his frontier - era grandparents.
The story is based on letters by Mary Hallock Foote, later published as A Victorian Gentlewoman in the Far West.
Stegner lived from 1909 - 1993 and was a novelist, short story writer, historian and environmentalist.
Nobel Prize Laureate, 1972
Hugo Award Winner, 1972
To Your Scattered Bodies Go by Philip José Farmer. I've never read any of Farmer's stories. At least I don't think I have. I have however recently purchased one of his stories so I'm looking forward to giving him a try.
To Your Scattered Bodies Go is the first book in his Riverworld series, of which there were 5 novels.
Just checking his bibliography, he wrote a few books. Wow! I have Dare, a book he wrote in 1965 on my bookshelf to read.
Edgar Award Winner, 1972
The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth. I don't know that I've ever read the book, but I've seen both movies that were based on it and enjoyed them both very much.
The story is about a professional assassin hired by a French dissident paramilitary organisation to assassinate President Charles de Gaulle.
The movies were very tense and exciting. Even if I have read it before, I think I should read again sometime.
Man Booker Award Winner, 1972
G. by John Berger. John Berger was an English artist, novelist and poet who lived from 1926 - 2017.
G. was his 4th book and was set in pre-First World War Europe. It tells the story of G., a Don Juan - like lover of women who gradually comes to political awareness after a series of adventures in Europe.
So there you go the great year 1972. I'm not sure when I'll get my next entry done as we will have company for the next ten days or so. But I'll try to squeeze in one or two. Have a great week!!