Tuesday, December 9, 2008

This Date in History...

Today's card was a tough call. There are three contenders:

In 1990 Lech Walesa was elected president of Poland. From electrician, to activist, to prisoner, to president is an amazing story. Solidarity was the first word I learned in Polish... Okay, it is the only word I know in Polish.

December 9th, 1958 the John Birch Society was founded. I was a history major and I have to admit, I had never heard of the John Birch Society until Eric Show passed away. Show was one of my favorite Padres when I was growing up. I at UC Davis when he died. I did not hear about it until several months later. Reading his obituary, I was saddened when I learned of the rough times he went through. He was an interesting and troubled man. I also learned that he was a member of the John Birch Society. He was, indeed, an interesting and troubled man.

Today's choice was actually rather easy after the previous two days:

Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown!!! A Charlie Brown Christmas premiered on this date in 1965.


Steve Gierman said...

I was a big Show fan too. I always thought that he looked like one of my uncles.

Nice card choice for today.

night owl said...

Great card. Watched a Charlie Brown Christmas with my daughter last night.

Anonymous said...

We watched Charlie Brown the other night too. Wonderful card, thanks for posting it.