Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Thursday Thirteen

On February 24th in history…

1. In 1836, Colonel William B. Travis sent a call for help for Texas troops at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas . “Remember the Alamo” became a popular cry during the Texas Revolution.

2. In 1803, the landmark Marbury vs. Madison case was decided by the Supreme Court. This established Judicial Review, the ability of the Supreme Court to limit Congressional by declaring legislation to be unconstitutional.

3. In 1955, Alain Prost was born in France. He is a 4 time Formula 1 champion.

4. In 1864, the battle of Dalton, Georgia began in the American Civil War.

5. In 1981, Jean Harris was found guilty in the shooting death of her lover, Dr. Herman Tarnower, author of The Scarsdale Diet.

6. In 1999, an avalanche buried homes killing 13 people in the village of Valzur in the Austrian Alps. On the previous day, an Avalanche had killed 25 people in the nearby village of Galtur.

7. In 1868, President Andrew Johnson was impeached.

8. In 1938, an article in Variety magazine announced the MGM Studios had bought the rights to adapt The Wizard of Oz into a screenplay and that 16 year old Judy Garland would play Dorothy.

9. In 1786, the younger of the Brothers Grimm, Wilhelm Karl Grimm, was born in Hanau, Germany.

10. In 1982, hockey player Wayne Gretzky (The Great One) scored his 77th goal in a single season breaking a record that many thought was unbreakable.

11. In 1840, John Quincy Adams gave his opening argument before the Supreme Court in the Amistad case.

12. In 1968, the Imperial Palace in Hue was recaptured by South Vietnamese troops.

13. And… in 2011, Forgetfulone ate a Skinny Cow chocolate cone! LOL

Dorothy Image Credit

Credit to for information in 1-12. I came up with number 13 on my own!


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