Buon Compleanno!August 9 - famous events throughout history...
1778 - Captain Cook (Corrie's uncle...allora, aspetta!) reaches Cape Prince of Wales, Bering straits
1854 - Henry David Thoreau publishes "Walden"
1859 - Elevator patented
1893 - 1st US bowling magazine, Gut Holz, published in NY
1930 - Betty Boop debuts in Max Fleischer's animated cartoon Dizzy Dishes
1964 - 1st Rolling Stones concert in Netherlands
1988 - Just 1 day after 8/8/88 NY's daily number is 888
But the best one? Jackie's birthday!
Buon Compleanno, Bella! Hope you have a bellissimo giorno in your yellow house, or Genova, or wherever your adventures take you. From this corner of the world to your bell'angolo in bell'Italia...Happy Birthday!