Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Of Siblings and Safety Pins

Wednesday, April 10 is a day to celebrate siblings and safety pins -- the Usual Suspects call Wednesday Sibling Day and Safety Pin Day -- but (and this suggestion is offered free, gratis and for nothing) don't combine these two celebrations by sticking your sibling with a safety pin.

Don't say we didn't warn you.

On April 10, 1947, the Brooklyn Dodgers announced that they had purchased Jackie Robinson's contract from the Montreal Royals; his Major League debut would come on April 15.

Paul McCartney announced that he was leaving the Beatles on April 10, 1970 -- 43 years ago.

Lew Wallace, a Major General in the Union Army during the Civil War, was born on April 10, 1827. And it's particularly appropriate to remember General Wallace during the Easter season. You remember why, of course?

In 1880 Wallace published his most famous novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. (Wallace subsequently served as American Minister to the Ottoman Empire.)

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