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Wednesday, October 9, 2013 • Posted October 9, 2013

October 9th.

Birthday of millions.

Some famous.

Dionysius.

Saint-Saens.

Aimee Semple McPherson.

And John Lennon.

And his son, decades later, born on the same day.

Stuff happens every day.

Of every month and year.

And every decade.

And century.

On October 9th, wars were fought.

Treaties signed.

People massacred.

Ships sank.

Universities opened.

Kings were crowned.

Lands discovered.

Countries seized.

There were rallies.

And riots.

The earth quakes.

Volcanoes erupt.

Hurricanes rage near and far.

Ty Cobb steals home in the World Series.

All on October 9th.

It was a good day for Babe Ruth too.

He began his scoreless World Series innings.

And he pitched and won the longest World Series game.

On another October 9th, he had his first World Series homer.

A day like any other.

Or not.

Hoover Dam begins transmitting electricity to Los Angeles.

The German Occupation in Amsterdam turns off the electricity.

The first electric blanket is manufactured.

Churchill meets with Stalin.

Elvis and Priscilla Presley get divorced.

October 9th.

Significant for some.

The U.S. Naval Institute is established.

Slavery is abolished in Costa Rica.

Isaac Singer patents the sewing machine motor.

Rome is incorporated into Italy by royal decree.

The first 2-way telephone conversation occurs.

The Washington Monument opens to the public.

France abolishes capital punishment.

And the Beatles’ song “Yesterday” goes to #1.

October 9th.

Whattaday.

What’s in it for you?

That’s Mason.

Renee Walker is a poet, author, and real estate broker on the square with her assistant, Buster.

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