06 June 2011

Today We Are Five

Five years ago today, I kicked off this blog with an article about my trip to Scotland that featured the pictures shot while I was there.  One of the most striking places was Glen Croe.  I had a good picture taken while there, but found this one on line recently that captured even more of the dramatic landscape of this part of the Loch Lomand and  Trossachs National Park.  If you get to Scotland, this an unbelievable area for all sorts of adventures in nature and here you can "Rest and Be Thankful".

Glen Croe as seen from Rest and Be Thankful shot by Richard Harvey November 2006

Other momentous events that occurred on this day in history:

1944 - D-Day Invasion by allied troops on the beaches of Normandy, France

1966 - Miranda Rights established by Supreme Court Decision
You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say or do can and will be held against you in the court of law. You have the right to speak to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you. Do you understand these rights as they have been read to you?

1967 - Thurgood Marshall   Appointed to Supreme Court

1975 - Number One Country Hit courtesy of Linda Ronstadt

Born On June 6

1599 – Diego Velázquez, Spanish painter (d. 1660)

1756 – John Trumbull, American painter (d. 1843)

1799 – Alexander Pushkin, Russian poet (d. 1837)

Unforced, as conversation passed,
he had the talent of saluting felicitously every theme,
of listening like a judge supreme
while serious topics were disputing,
or, with an epigram - Surprise
of kindling smiles in ladies eyes.

1952 – Harvey Fierstein, American actor and author of one of my favorite plays/movies:  Torch Song Trilogy
            though most might be more familiar with this character from Hairspray

Let the celebration begin - You Can't Stop The Beat (side note:  If you are a Glee fan, you might recognize the love interest in the white suit).


Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary!!!!!

Travis Cody said...

Happy Bloggiversary!!

And thanks for the major history lesson. And thanks for the Hairspray clip.

Linda said...

Happy slightly belated bloggiversary!

And I'm with Travis on thanks for the Hairspray clip!

Mimi Lenox said...

Happy Anniversary! I, for one, am thrilled you're in the blogosphere.
Carry on.