Friday, September 17, 2010

Days Of Our Lives

Days Of Our Lives

January 8, 1877:
Crazy Horse and his ragtag band of warriors
fought their last battle against the United States
Cavalry at Wolf Mountain, Montana Territory.

February 8, 1587:
Mary, Queen of Scots, was executed by
her loving and ambitious cousin, Queen Elizabeth I.

March 8, 1983:
President Ronald Reagan called the Soviet Union
an “evil empire”.

April 8, 1918:
Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks sold war bonds
in New York City.

May 8, 1945:
V-E Day was announced, complete victory as
combat ended in Europe.

June 8, 1949:
Celebrities Helen Keller, Dorothy Parker, Danny Kaye,
Fredric March, John Garfield, Paul Muni, and
Edward G. Robinson were named in an FBI report
as members of the Communist Party.

July 8, 1776:
The Declaration of Independence was read aloud in
Philadelphia, and the Liberty Bell was rung.

August 8, 1974:
U.S. President Richard Millhouse Nixon
announced his resignation, effective the next day.

September 8, 1504:
Michelangelo unveiled his statue of David
in Florence, Italy.

October 8, 2001:
U.S. President George W. Bush announced
the establishment of the Office of Homeland Security.

November 8, 1932:
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected 32nd
President of the United States, defeating
Herbert Hoover.

December 8, 1980:
John Lennon was assassinated by
Mark David Chapman on the sidewalk
in front of the Dakota apartment building
in New York City.

Glenn Buttkus September 2010

Posted as #71 in Magpie Tales 32


ninotaziz said...


(I have almost nothing to add)

Thought provoking, indeed.

ninotaziz said...

sorry. please remove 3 comments. i don't know what happened.

Kristen Haskell said...


The way your mind works I am truly a little jealous. I wish I was as clever as you. I really loved reading all those historical facts tied so perfectly to your take on Willow's lemniscate.


Kathe W. said...

Clever take on the infinite 8.

Unknown said...

August ( the eighth month) is the month of the reaper


Brian Miller said...

wow...beware the 8's nice unique mag...

Tumblewords: said...

Crazy 8's...a fine look at history.

Jannie Funster said...

I think I ate 8 donuts in a row once.

Definitely 8 cookies!! :)

xoxo Jannie

Glenn Buttkus said...

Thanks, ninotaziz; I had to learn how to delete a comment; and hey, I was successful, so now in future I will be able to keep the blog squared away.
In the past there were some crazy comments in Chinese that I would have loved to delete.

Kristen: Thank you for the compliment, and for noting the tie in to Willow's poem and challenge.

Kathew: I woke up early on Friday, with my mind squirming like a toad with all the great tie-ins
and tangents.

Rene: Oh thanks, now I will have nightmares or have to write yet another poem.

Brian: I purposely did not look up the Numerology connection; could be another bit of poetics.

Tumblewords: I was a History minor in college before I switched over to Drama.

Jannie: 8 donuts and how many beers?

Tess Kincaid said...

I love the number eight. 8 is my soul urge number.

Jingle said...

this is so very creative.