A couple thousand some-odd years ago, Our Lady was born on September 8.
In 1664, New Amsterdam became New York on September 8.
Galveston, Texas was destroyed by a hurricane on September 8, 1900.
Huey Long was shot in the Louisiana State Capitol on September 8, 1935.
The Italian surrender in World War II was announced on September 8, 1943.
I was born on September 8, 1969.
My brother Michael was born on September 8, 1970.
Nixon was pardoned by President Ford on September 8, 1974.
Oprah went National on September 8, 1986.
UPDATE – On this day, in a year it’s impolite to mention, Mary Ambuul, matriarch of the massivest, coolest Catholic family in the U.S. was born.
In the year of my birth, this was the number one song:
Some of these things are better than others.
I’ll be at a conference for a few days, so blog and tweets will be light.