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100 Posts and 100 Years Ago… October 10, 2020

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Donald Trump to Pope Francis at the Vatican: 'We can use peace'

This Year… 2020

This is the year of the great Covid-19 pandemic in which our society closed down and a lot of people died.

This is the year that these books were published.
The Church’s Best Kept Secret by Mark Shea,
The Ickabog by J. K. Rowling (coming in November) This is the first kids book to be released by Ms. Rowling since the last Harry Potter.
Frightliner and Other Tales of the Supernatural by Catholic SF authors Karina Fabian and Colleen Drippé.
Elsewhere by Dean Koontz
Pope Francis encyclical Fratelli tutti, on fraternity and social friendship, Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.

This is the year movie theaters shut down. But yet these movies were released.
Dolittle with Iron Man’s Robert Downey Jr. managed to hit theaters before it shut down.
Bill and Ted Face the Music hit VOD.
Fatima, a new version of the supernatural visit to 3 children at Fatima during the first world war.
Tenet directed by Christopher Nolan is the first big movie to be shown in theaters after months of NO NEW  movies.
Enola Holmes premiers on Netflix with Stranger Things’s Millie Bobby Brown and Superman’s Henry Cavill.

This was the year that DC’s Stargirl was the best thing on TV and Warrior Nun premiered on Netflix

This is the year these songs were released, proving that these artists still have a creative flair.
Living In A Ghost Town by The Rolling Stones.
Ghosts by Bruce Springsteen
Her Love Is Killin’ Me by Huey Lewis & The News
Do What You Can– Bon Jovi

And this New Hit Song

Dynamite -BTS

This is the year Francis was Pope.

This is the year Donald Trump was President and the question of whether it will still be him in January of next year or Joe Biden still remains a mystery.

This is the year my granddaughter is hopefully going to be Born.

This is the year My friends Pattie Goodale and her mother and brother all Died of Covid.

Other Deaths include Dame Olivia Mary de Havilland DBE (July 1, 1916 – July 26, 2020)  the last major surviving star from the Golden Age of Hollywood Cinema and the oldest living and earliest surviving Academy Award winner until her death in July 2020. Her younger sister was the actress Joan Fontaine.

Regis Francis Xavier Philbin (August 25, 1931 – July 24, 2020)
Thomas Howard (1935 – 2020)

This is the year racism, riots, looting, protests and violence took over our computer screens.

January 2020, Charlene Richard(January 13, 1947 – August 11, 1959) The Little Cajun Saint becomes a servant of God.
20 years after 12 year old Charlene died  of  a form of cancer another young Catholic, Venerable Silvio Dissegna  also died of cancer. (1 July 1967 – 24 September 1979)

Young “computer geek” Carlo Acutis (May 3, 1991 –  October 12, 2006) will be beatified.
Founder of the Knights of Columbus Michael Joseph McGivney (August 12, 1852 – August 14, 1890) will be beatified.

My friend Marshall (who has been a grand knight) who has known me for close to 30 years says that writing for the Catholic Bard is one of the most consistent things he’s ever seen me do. We have an expression, “I remember the first thing we didn’t do together”.  I just happen to love writing and have finally found an outlet that lets me hone in and focus on that skill. So, when I hit milestones like my 100th post on our 5th month anniversary of professional blogging I like to write a post about it. I have also come to love timelines by writing several of them. I like to get an overview and glance of history. I like to think of where we’ve been and make connections between people, places, and events. It helps me to ponder the great wonderful mystery of it all and it helps me to really concentrate as I look up facts and figures.

I tried to limit the number of facts I put into this landmark post, but sometimes I found too many interesting things and just kept listing. I tried to find culturally important facts. But I also put other things I just found too darn interesting. Anyway, here is a look into history and into my mind as well. I hope it amuses you like it amused me.

So, without further ado I want to explore and share with you what happen…

10 Posts Ago The Cross and Sorrows: Meditations SEPTEMBER 14, 2020

Opinion | This 8-Year-Old Chess Champion Will Make You Smile - The New York Times

 10 Years Ago when we got married …  in 2010.

April 20, 2010: An explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico causes the biggest marine oil spill in history.

It was later turned into a movie ‘Deepwater Horizon” (2016).  It started Mark Wahlberg, a man very open about his Catholic faith.

These Books Were Published…
The Fathers Know Best: Your Essential Guide to the Teachings of the Early Church by Jimmy Akin,
Alex O’Donnell and the 40 Cyber Thieves by Catholic Author Regina Doman
I’ll Mature When I’m Dead: Dave Barry’s Amazing Tales of Adulthood (2010) by Humorist Dave Barry
Murder in Metachronopolis (2010) by Catholic SF Author John C Wright found in the collection City Beyond Time: Tales of the Fall of Metachronopolis (2014)
Clementine and Dreadnought by Cherie Priest
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

These Hit Movies Were Released …
Toy Story 3
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1
Iron Man 2 starring Doolittle’s Robert Downey Jr. who also played Sherlock Holmes
Inception directed by Tenent’s Christopher Nolan
Disney’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (Spinoff from Fantasia)

Sherlock 13 episodes have been produced, with four three-part series airing from 2010 to 2017, with Dr. Strange’s s Benedict Cumberbatch, Marvel Universe and The Hobbit’s Martin Freeman and created by Doctor Who’s Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss

Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (April 5, 2010- April 5, 2013)
WWE ECW June 13, 2006 –February 16, 2010

These were some of the hit Songs of the year.
All The Right Moves by OneRepublic
Hold Us Together  by Catholic Artist Matt Maher
It’s Time Imagine Dragons
Something In The Water by Christian artist Brooke Fraser

Benedict XVI was Pope.

Barack Obama was President.

Tanitoluwa Adewumi (September 3, 2010) Nigerian-American chess player

Director Blake Edwards (July 26, 1922 – December 15, 2010), He is best known for his Pink Panther Films.
Tom Bosley (October 1, 1927 – October 19, 2010) He is best known as the dad on Happy Days, Disney Films and Father Dowling Mysteries.
Father Dowling Author Ralph Matthew McInerny (February 24, 1929 – January 29, 2010)

October 13, 2010: 33 miners are rescued after spending 69 days trapped in a Chilean copper mine. It is later turned into a movie called ‘The 33” (2015) It stared Antonio Banderas.

June 6-  Father Jerzy Popiełuszko is beatified  by Archbishop Angelo Amato in Warsaw’s Piłsudski Square. His mother, Marianna Popiełuszko, was present at the event.

September 25-Beatification of Chiara Badano.

February 19, 2010 Saint André of Montreal becomes the the first Canadian living after Confederation to be canonized.

October 17, 2010 Mary MacKillop (1842–1909) becomes the first Australian to be canonized  as a saint.


20 Posts Ago When Kristin is Distracted (A Birthday Poem) AUGUST 25, 2020

Amazon.com: Fantasia & Fantasia 2000 Special Edition: Leopold Stokowski, James Levine, Steve Martin, Deems Taylor, Corey Burton, Walt Disney, Hugh Douglas, James MacDonald, Tim Matheson, Julietta Novis, Paul J. Smith, Itzhak Perlman,

20 Years Ago after Y2K didn’t destroy life as we know it… in 2000.

January 2 – Kosheh massacres: Twenty Coptic Christians are massacred by Muslim villagers in Kosheh, Egypt.

These Books Were Published…
Declare by Catholic Author Tim Powers
From the Corner of His Eye by Catholic Author Dean Koontz
The Spirit of the Liturgy by Benedict XVI, Translated by Jon Saward (Reprint) Ignatius Press
The Catholic Imagination by Andrew M. Greeley
A Wizard and a Warlord and A Wizard in the Way by Christopher Stasheff
The Stories of J.F. Powers

These Hit Movies Were Released …
Mission: Impossible 2 starring Tom Cruise.  Before he was a world-famous actor TC went to Seminary.
Chicken Run an animated film with the voice of Passion of the Christ director Mel Gibson.
X-Men with Sir Patrick Stewart (Captain Picard) Ian McCallan (Gandalf) and Hugh Jackman (Le Miz)
Fantasia 2000
405 The Movie, the first short film widely distributed on the Internet, is released.

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire with Catholic Host Regis Philbin
Sliders (1995-2000)
Godzilla: The Series (September 1998 and April 2000)

These were some of the hit Songs of the year.
Beautiful Day by U2
Bye Bye Bye  – NSYNC
It’s My Life– Bon Jovi
I Dare You To Move-Switchfoot
Jigorous-Ceili Rain
Only Time – Enya
Yellow -Coldplay

St John Paul II Was Pope

Bill Clinton Was President. December 12 – Bush v. Gore: The United States Supreme Court rules that the recount of the 2000 presidential election in Florida should be halted and the original results be certified, thus making George W. Bush the winner of the U.S. presidential election over Al Gore.

Actress Thomasin McKenzie (July 26, 2000) She stared in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, JoJo Rabbit and a upcoming, yet Untitled M. Night Shyamalan film.

Peanuts creator Charles Schultz (1922–2000)
Catholic Actor Sir Alec Guinness (April 2, 1914 – 5 August 5, 2000) He starred in Star Wars and a film version of G.K. Chesterton’s Father Brown.

Cardinal John Joseph O’Connor (January 15, 1920 – May 3, 2000)

April 30 – Canonization of Faustina Kowalska in the presence of 200,000 people and the first Divine Mercy Sunday celebrated worldwide.
October 1- Katharine Drexel (November 26, 1858 – March 3, 1955) is canonized. She was the second American to be canonized a saint and the first one born a U.S. citizen. Come on America, were slagging behind the rest of the world.
Josephine Bakhita F.D.C.C. (ca. 1869 – 8 February 8, 1947) is also declared a saint.

30 Posts Ago A Tribute to Rebecca Bratten Weiss AUGUST 10, 2020

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30 Years Ago The Year I graduated High School in 1990.

Tim Berners-Lee begins his work on the World Wide Web, 19 months after his seminal 1989 outline of what would become the Web concept.

The Gulf War ( August  2, 1990 – February  28 1991), codenamed Operation Desert Shield (August 2, 1990 – 17 January  17, 1991) for operations leading to the buildup of troops and defense of Saudi Arabia and Operation Desert Storm ( January  17, 1991 –  February 28, 1991) in its combat phase, was a war waged by coalition forces from 35 nations led by the United States against Iraq in response to Iraq’s invasion and annexation of Kuwait arising from oil pricing and production disputes.

These Books Were Published…
In the Country of the Blind by Catholic SF Author Michael Flynn
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Heaven… But Never Dreamed of Asking  by Peter Kreeft
Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.

These Hit Movies Were Released …
Ghost starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg.
Home Alone Director Chris Columbus (Harry Potter) written by John Hughes and staring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern.

Kindergarten Cop starring Arnold Schwarzenegger (Terminator)
Back to the Future 3 starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Mary Steenburgen and Catholic actor Thomas F. Wilson

Americas’ Funniest Home Videos
Father Dowling Mysteries moves from NBC to ABC (January 20, 1989 to May 2, 1991)
The Flash (1990–1991)
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (September 10, 1990, to May 20, 1996)
Parker Lewis Can’t Lose (September 1990 to June 1993)
On Fox, The Simpsons airs their first regular episode, Bart the Genius.

These were some of the hit Songs of the year.
Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinéad O’Connor who ripped up a picture of St. John Paul 2 on Saturday Night Live. Home Alone star Joe Pesci tapped it back together.
Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice
U Can’t Touch This by MC Hammer
Birdhouse in Your Soul and Istanbul by They Might Be Giants
I Go to Extremes – Billy Joel
I Wish It Would Rain Down – Phil Collins

St John Paul II Was Pope

George Bush Sr. Was President

Harry Potter’s Emma Watson (April 15, 1990)
Hunger Games Jennifer Lawrence (August 15, 1990)
Young Catholic Mattie J.T. Stepanek(July 17, 1990 – June 22, 2004)

Children’s Author Rolad Dahl (September 13, 1916 –November 23, 1990)
Muppet creator Jim Henson (September 24, 1936 – May 16, 1990
Blessed Chiara Badano (October 29, 1971 – October 7, 1990)
Catholic Novelist Walker Percy (May 28, 1916 – May 10, 1990)
Sr. Thea Bowman (December 29, 1937 – March 30, 1990)
Catholic journalist and author Malcolm Muggeridge (24 March 1903 – 14 November 1990)
Catholic Actress Irene Dunne DHS (December 20, 1898 – September 4, 1990)

April 24, STS-31: The Hubble Space Telescope is launched aboard Space Shuttle Discovery.

On May 6, 1990 Juan Diego (1474–1548) The Visionary who saw Our Lady of Guadalupe is beatified. He will be Canonized in 2002.

On May 20, 1990  Pier Giorgio Frassati (April 6,1901 –   July 4, 1925) is beatified by Pope John Paul II. He called him the “Man of the Eight Beatitudes. A athlete and lover of the Blessed Sacrament and the poor. A patron saint of youth.

Russian Prisoner and missionary Fr. Walter Ciszek becomes a  Servant of God.

40 Posts Ago The Society of Ignatius Press  JULY 31, 2020

35th Anniversary of the Voyager 1 Saturn Flyby – NASA Solar System Exploration

40 Years Ago when Kristin was in Kindergarten … in 1980

November 10 – 12 The NASA space probe Voyager I makes its closest approach to Saturn, when it flies within 77,000 miles (124,000 km) of the planet’s cloud-tops and sends the first high resolution images of the world back to scientists on Earth.

These Books Were Published…
Treasure in Clay: The Autobiography of Fulton J. Sheen by Fulton J. Sheen,
The Moviegoer by Walker Percy
The Shadow of the Torturer (The Book of the New Sun, #1) by Gene Wolfe

Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks

The Far Side comic (1980–1995) by Gary Larson is first published.
Bloom County (1980–1989) by Berke Breathed is first published.

These Hit Movies Were Released …
The Empire Strikes Back,
The Gods Must Be Crazy
The Blues Brothers   
Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (and Don’t Come Back!!)

Thundarr the Barbarian
Magnum, P.I. (1980 to 1988)
The Return of the King– TV Movie

These were some of the hit Songs of the year.
Another Brick in the Wall (part 2) by Pink Floyd,
Escape (The Piña Colada Song)  by Rupert Holmeswas
Rock With You by Michael Jackson
Turn It On Again by  Genesis
Another One Rides the Bus by Weird Al Yankovic.  On September 14, 1980, Yankovic was a guest on the Dr. Demento Show, where he was to record a new parody live. The song was called “Another One Rides the Bus”, a parody of Queen’s hit, “Another One Bites the Dust”.

St John Paul II Was Pope

Jimmy Carter was President. Republican challenger and former Governor Ronald Reagan of California defeats incumbent Democratic President Jimmy Carter and was elected the 40th President of the United States, exactly one year after the beginning of the Iran hostage crisis.

Home Alone Actor Macaulay Culkin (August 26, 1980)
Star Trek, Wonder Woman actor Chris Pine (August 26, 1980)

Beatles John Lennon (Oct 09, 1940 – Dec 08, 1980) after being shot.
St. Óscar Romero (August 15, 1917 –March 24, 1980) after being shot.
Servant of God Dorothy Day (November 8, 1897 – November 29, 1980)
Director Alfred Hitchcock (13 August 1899 – 29 April 1980)
Pink Panther star Peter Sellers (September 8, 1925 –July 24, 1980)

Rubik’s Cube Debuts.

December 2, 1980 – A missionary (Jean Donovan) and three Roman Catholic nuns (Maura Clarke, Ita Ford, Dorothy Kazel), all Americans, are murdered by a military death squad in El Salvador while doing charity work during that country’s civil war.

50 Posts Ago 50 Years of Catholic History During My Life: The Next 25 JULY 19, 2020

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50 Years Ago…  the year before I was born in 1970

On April 29,  The U.S. invades Cambodia to hunt out the Viet Cong; widespread, large antiwar protests occur in the U.S..

These Books Were Published…
Ringworld by Larry Niven
The Trumpet Of The Swan by E. B. White
Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl
Nine Hundred Grandmothers by R. A. Lafferty

These Hit Movies Were Released …
Love Story
The Phantom Tollbooth
Disney’s The Aristocats

The Flying Nun (September 7, 1967, to April 3, 1970)
Get Smart (September 18, 1965 -May 15, 1970)
I Dream of Jeannie (September 18, 1965, to May 26, 1970)
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! (September 13, 1969 – October 31, 1970)

These were some of the hit Songs of the year.
The Wonder of You by Elvis Presley
Your Song by Elton John
Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel (who break up)
Let it Be by the Beatles (who break up)
God Save Ireland and Big Strong Man– Wolftones

St Paul VI was Pope

Richard Nixon was President

Sixth Sense Director M. Night Shyamalan (Aug 06, 1970)
EWTN Personality Raymond Arroyo (born September 25, 1970)

Venerable Maria Orsola Bussone (2 October 1954 – 10 July 1970)
Alessandro Serenelli (June 2, 1882 – May 6, 1970) The converted killer of St. Maria Goretti.

Pope Paul VI welcomes the first female Saint Doctors of the church.

St. Teresa of Ávila (March 28, 1515 –  October 15, 1582) and
St. Catherine of Siena (March 25, 1347 – 29 April 29, 1380)

May 6- The man who killed St. Maria Goretti, (October 16, 1890 – July 6, 1902) Alessandro Serenelli  dies. (2 June 1882 – 6 May 1970) He had a real profound conversion experience where he saw the girl he had killed offering him forgiveness in a vision. He spent the rest of his days in a monastary. He was there for her canonization. The power of conversion and forgiveness on full Catholic Display.

60 Posts Ago Living and Dying Between Mother’s Day – 4th of July 2020 JULY 03, 2020

A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr.

60 Years Ago… in 1960

Vietnam War: The United States announces that 3,500 American soldiers will be sent to Vietnam.

These Books Were Published…
The Violent Bear It Away by Catholic author Flannery O’Connor,
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
A Canticle for Leibowitz by Catholic author Walter M. Miller
The Family Circus Comic (1960– ) by Bil Keane is first published.

These Hit Movies Were Released …
The Time Machine
Disney’s Pollyanna
Cinderfella starring Jerry Lewis

My Three Sons (1960–1972).
Hanna Barbera’s series The Flintstones (1960–1966).
The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968).
The Bugs Bunny Show, Looney Tunes’ first television series (1960–2000)

September 26 – American presidential candidates John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon debate live by television. The candidates behavior and/or appearance during the debate may have altered the outcome of the election. In addition to being the first presidential debates to be televised, the debates also marked the first time “split screen” images were used by a network.

These were some of the hit Songs of the year.
It’s Now Or Never by Elvis Presley
The Twist by Chubby Checker
“Save the Last Dance for Me” by The Drifters.

St John XXIII was Pope

Harry S. Truman was President and John F Kennedy wins the 1960 presidential election against Republican U. S. Vice President Richard Nixon, to become (at 43) the second youngest man to serve as President of the United States, and the youngest man elected to this position.

Fr. James Martin  (Dec 29, 1960)
U2’s Rock Bassist Adam Clayton (Mar 13, 1960)
U2’s Lead Singer Bono (May 10, 1960)

Boom Town star Clark Gable (Feb 01, 1901 – Nov 16, 1960)

On May 1 Several Soviet surface-to-air missiles shoot down an American Lockheed U-2 spy plane. Its pilot, Francis Gary Powers of the Central Intelligence Agency, is captured.

70 Posts Ago My Father Was a Real Father. JUNE 21, 2020

First Peanuts Comic Strip 1950... I love the early darkness of Peanuts... | Peanuts comic strip, Comic strips, Charlie brown

70 Years Ago… In 1950

The U. S. Enters into the Korean War
President Harry S. Truman orders the development of the hydrogen bomb, in response to the detonation of the Soviet Union’s first atomic bomb in 1949.
General Douglas MacArthur threatens to use nuclear weapons in Korea.
Scientist Albert Einstein warns that nuclear war could lead to mutual destruction.

The dogma of Assumption of Mary was first promulgated.

These Books Were Published…
The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
Peanuts Comic Strip by Charles Schultz
Beatle Baily Comic Strip
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
Henry Huggins by Beverly Clearly
Helena by Evelyn Waugh

These Hit Movies Were Released …

King Solomon’s Mines
Father of the Bride, remade into a movie with Steve Martin
Cheaper by the Dozen remade into a movie with Steve Martin
Disney’s Cinderella
Treasure Island first all live action Disney Film
Harvey starring Jimmy Stewart
Destination Moon Sci Fi author Robert A. Heinlein contributed to the script.

Truth or Consequences the game show (1950–1988).
The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950-1955).
You Bet Your Life The comedy quiz show featuring Groucho Marx, premieres (1950–1961)
The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show debuts (1950–1958).
The Jack Benny Program (1950–1965).

These were some of the hit Songs of the year
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and  Peter Cottontail by Gene Autry
Mona Lisa by Nat King Cole
Goodnight, Irene by The Weavers
Dream a Little Dream of Me by Frankie Laine

Ven. Pius XII Was Pope

Harry S Truman was President

Bill Murray, (Sep 21, 1950) Bill Murray’s Sister is a Dominican Nun With a Traveling Show of St. Catherine of Siena.
Comedian John Candy (Oct 31, 1950 – Mar 04, 1994)
Comedian Martin Short (Mar 26, 1950)
MacGyver, Star Gate star Richard Dean Anderson (Jan 23, 1950)
Timothy Michael Dolan, Roman Catholic Cardinal, Archbishop of New York (February 6, 1950)

1984 and Animal Farm author George Orwell (Jun 25, 1903 – Jan 21, 1950)
Servant of God Black Elk (December 1, 1863 – August 19, 1950)

St. Mother Teresa Founded the Missionaries of Charities and St. Maria Goretti was canonized a saint.

In his encyclical Humani generis, Pope Pius XII declares evolution to be a serious hypothesis, that does not contradict essential Catholic teachings.

80 Posts Ago My Second First Communion JUNE 07, 2020

Retro Photos of The First McDonald's Restaurant | Mcdonald's restaurant, Mcdonalds, Vintage restaurant

80 Years Ago… in 1940

World War 2 rages across Europe. The United States will not enter the war until the following year.

These Books Were Published…
The Power and the Glory by Catholic Author Graham Greene
Lassie Come-Home by Eric Knight
Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss
The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Problem of Pain by C.S. Lewis
The Case of the Baker Street Irregulars/Nine Times Nine by Anthony Boucher

These Hit Movies Were Released …
Boom Town directed by Jack Conway and starring Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Claudette Colbert, and Hedy Lamarr
Hitchcock’s Rebecca
The Shop Around the Corner, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, starring Margaret Sullavan and James Stewart
John Ford’s The Grapes of Wrath starring Henry Fonda
Knute Rockne, All American starring Pat’ O Brian

In animation.
Disney’s Fantasia with Mickey Mouse and Pinocchio  were released.

Tom and Jerry make their debut in the animated cartoon Puss Gets the Boot.
Bugs Bunny makes his official debut in the animated cartoon A Wild Hare.

In Comedy
The Great Dictator with Charlie Chaplin
You Nazi Spy starring The 3 Stooges.
One Night in the Tropics The First Abbot and Costello film
Road to Singapore The first Bob Hope/Bing Crosby Road film.

February 25 – The first ice hockey game is televised in the United States, the New York Rangers vs Montreal Canadiens, from Madison Square Garden on W2XBS-TV.
June – W2XBS in New York (NBC) covers the Republican National Convention from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for 33 hours, during a five-day period. The signal is transmitted via coaxial cable.

These were some of the hit Songs of the year
In the Mood by Glenn Miller
Fools Rush In (Where Angels Fear to Tread) by Frank Sinatra and Tommy Dorsey
Only Forever by Bing Crosby.

Ven. Pius XII was Pope.

Franklin D. Roosevelt was President.

Chuck Norris (Mar 10, 1940)  Chuck Norris was Born feet first. It was the only time a doctor died during childbirth. He ended up cutting his own umbilical cord. Since his birth roundhouse kick related deaths have increased 13,000 percent.

Star Trek, X-Men Patrick Steward (Jul 13, 1940)
Beatles John Lennon (Oct 09, 1940 – Dec 08, 1980)

The Great Gatsby author F. Scott Fitzgerald (Sep 24, 1896 – Dec 21, 1940)

The very first McDonald’s restaurant opens in San Bernardino, California.

On May 2, 1940 Mary Euphrasia Pelletier ,the foundress of the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd, and Gemma Galgani, a 25 year old stigmatist is canonized.

90 Posts Ago Papal Statements During Wartime MAY 25, 2020

Weird History on Twitter: "In 1930, Elm Farm Ollie became the first cow to fly in an airplane. During her flight, they parachuted cartons of her milk for publicity.… https://t.co/r0SzK68D7J"

Heavey Weight Champion James ‘Cincerella Man’ Braddock marrys Mae Fox in 1930 and the couple had three children, James (Jay) Jr., Howard and Rosemarie.

90 Years Ago…in 1930

February 18
While studying photographs taken in January, Clyde Tombaugh confirms the existence of Pluto, a celestial body considered a planet until redefined as a dwarf planet in 2006.

Elm Farm Ollie becomes the first cow to fly in a fixed-wing aircraft, and also the first cow to be milked in an aeroplane.

 On March 31, The Motion Picture Production Code (“Hays Code”) is instituted in the United States, imposing strict guidelines on the treatment of sex, crime, religion and violence in films for the next 40 years.

These Books Were Published…
The First Nancy Drew Mystery “The Secret of the Old Clock” by Carolyn Keene,
Joan of Arc /The Man Who Made Gold by Hilaire Belloc,
Strong Poison: A Lord Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane Mystery by Dorothy L. Sayers
War in Heaven by Charles Williams

These Hit Movies Were Released …
Whoopee! starring Eddie Cantor,
All Quiet on the Western Front,

Animal Crackers, starring the Marx Brothers
Hog Wild starring Laurel and Hardy

July 14 – For the first time in the United Kingdom, a television drama is broadcast. The drama is a production of Luigi Pirandello’s The Man With the Flower in His Mouth; it is broadcast by the BBC from Baird’s studios at 133 Long Acre, London.[1] December 7 – W1XAV in Boston, Massachusetts broadcasts the first television commercial in the United States, of I.J Fox Furriers during The Fox Trappers.

These were some of the hit Songs of the year
Puttin’ on the Ritz  by Harry Richman

Pius XI was Pope

Republican Herbert Hoover was President.

Buzz Aldrin (Jan 20, 1930) He was a Presbyterian elder and the first person to hold a religious ceremony on the Moon when he privately took communion.

Sherlock Holmes creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (May 22, 1859 –July 7, 1930)

On December 31 – The Papal encyclical Casti connubii was published. It stressed the sanctity of marriage, prohibited Roman Catholics from using any form of artificial birth control, and reaffirmed the Catholic prohibition on abortion.

On June 29- St. Isaac Jogues, S.J. (10 January 1607 – 18 October 1646) and the “The North American Martyrs”, were Canonized .
Feast October 19, (General Roman Calendar) September 26 (Canada)

100 Posts Ago  By the Light of My Prayer MAY 10, 2020

100 Years Ago… just after World War 1 in 1920

The 1918 flu pandemic ends in April.

On January 30 – The oldest existing movie of a pro wrestling match is filmed in which Joe Stecher defeats Earl Caddock. It was filmed only to be showed later to cinema audiences. I put this reference in for my fellow blogger William Hemsworth who really likes Wrestling.
Babe Ruth starts playing his first games with the New York  Yankees

These Books Were Published…
The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting, which was made into several movies including the one in 2020 starring Iron Man’s Robert Downy Jr.

Glinda of Oz by L. Frank Baum, Last book in original Oz Series,
The Mysterious Affair at Styles (first Hercule Poirot mystery) by Agatha Christie

These Hit Movies Were Released …
Way Down East directed by D. W. Griffith and starring Lillian Gish,
The Mark of Zorro Starring Douglas Fairbanks
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Starring John Barrymore
Number, Please? Starring Harold Lloyd
One Week Starring Buster Keaton


These were some of the hit Songs of the year
Swanee by Al Jolson

Benedict XV Was Pope.

Woodrow Wilson was President. In the 1920 US presidential election: Republican U. S. Senator Warren G. Harding defeats Democratic Governor of Ohio James M. Cox and Socialist Eugene V. Debs, in the first national U.S. election in which women had the right to vote.

Cardinal John Joseph O’Connor (January 15, 1920 – May 3, 2000)
Chiara Lubich (January 22, 1920, – March 14, 2008) Founder, and president of the worldwide Focolare Movement.

St. Pope John Paul II (May 18, 1920 – Apr 02, 2005)
DeForest Kelley, Dr.’Bones’ McCoy on Star Trek (d. 1999)

St.  Zygmunt Gorazdowski (Nov 01, 1845 – Jan 01, 1920) He was a Polish Roman Catholic priest.
Saint Teresa of Jesus of Los Andes (July 13, 1900 –April 12, 1920).
Fatima Visionary St. Jacinta Marto (March 11, 1910 – February 20, 1920)

Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows was canonized on May 13, 1920, Rome, Italy by Pope Benedict XV.
St. Joan of Arc was canonized on May 16, 1920, St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome by Pope Benedict XV .  Over 30,000 people attend the ceremony in Rome, including 140 descendants of St. Joan of Arc’s family.
The Uganda Martyrs including Charles Lwanga (January 1, 1860 –  June  3, 1886) and Saint Kizito (1872 – June 3, 1886) are Beatified   June 6, 1920, in  Saint Peter’s Basilica, Kingdom of Italy, by Pope Benedict XV

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