Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Birthday Grandpa

I love my grandpa, he's been one of my only father figures all my life and today was his 88th birthday. Although I'm happy that he had a birthday, I can't help but to get sad, because I know I won't have him as long as I would like too. He's not sick or anything, I just wish that he would live forever! :)

Any who in honor of his birthday here are some interesting things that happened in 1921, the year he was born.

-Adolf Hitler becomes Chairman of the Nazi Party in his rise to power and prominence in Germany

-The Irish Free State is Created ( as Southern Ireland )

-Franklin D. Roosevelt at 39 years old contracts Polio

-Ellis Island under quarantine on May 18th due to Typhus Outbreak

-Sleeping Sickness claims nearly 1,000 lives in the US

-The Emergency Quota Act limits the number of immigrants admitted into the US.

-Coco Chanel introduces "Chanel No. 5"

-The Communist Party of China is formed with Mao Tse-tung as a founding member

-Chicago White Sox Baseball team accused of throwing the World Series

-Tomb of the Unknowns is dedicated in Arlington National Cemetery

-Iowa becomes the first state to impose a cigarette tax on April 11th

-Flash Floods Strike Pueblo County in Colorado

-Ku Klux Clan Activities become violent Throughout Southern US

-One of the worst famines in modern times killings 10's of thousands grips Russia due to the failure of crops

-Irving Berlin song "All By Myself" becomes popular

-Albert Einstein receives the Nobel Prize in Physics

and most importantly my grandpa was born!

I LOVE YOU GRANDPA, more than words can say.

1 comment:

Heather said...

It sounds like you have a great man for a Granfather! I'm glad you were able to celebrate his birthday with him.
P.S. You did a great job teaching yesterday!!