The Sunday Salon -It’s My Birthday!!

The Sunday

Yes, today is my birthday for real. June 29, 1973. Other events of less importance that occurred on this day were:

  • The Grateful Dead played at Universal Amphitheatre in Universal, California.
  • George Hincapie, Olympic road cyclist, was born in Queens, New York.
  • On June 29, 1973, Walter Carr opens Elliott Bay Book Co. at 101 S Main Street in Pioneer Square.
  • Elvis Presley was in concert in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • In Chile, a tank regiment under the command of Colonel Roberto Souper surrounded the La Moneda presidential palace in a violent but unsuccessful coup attempt. (the Tanquetazo)
  • In Bayview, Idaho, thirteen UFOs, which appeared as “steady white lights,” were reported over Lake Pend Oreille by a local family. According to one of the witnesses, the objects were in view for approximately one hour and were seen passing over the lake in all directions. They moved swiftly but emitted no apparent noise, according to the family.
  • 40 Carats, a movie comedy starring Gene Kelly opened to poor reviews.
  • Congress approved a compromise with President Nixon on the funding of U.S. combat activities in Indochina, agreeing that the bombing in Cambodia could continue.
  • An amendment finally passed by the Senate on June 29, 1973, after the signing of the Paris Peace Agreements, to prohibit any future use of U.S. forces in the Vietnam War, specifically in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, without congressional authorization.
  • President Nixon establishes the Energy Policy Office. The office is responsible for formulating and coordinating energy policies at the presidential level.
  • Former top Nixon campaign aide Frederick LaRue pleads guilty to obstruction of justice.
  • Cubs were at 47-31, in first place by a margin of 8 ½ games.
  • Queen Elizabeth II passed through Brantford at 5:00 p.m. during a train trip of southern Ontario

Obviously, I was the best and most important thing to happen on June 29th, 1973!

Now, to my reading…

I am still currently doing my Jane-a-thon.  I’m getting ready to start Mansfield Park.  From here on, all the Austens are unknown to me, unless you count watching Clueless, a modern day Emma.  I must admit, however, that I have been cheating.  I’ve been reading The Boat by Nam Le when out or away from my Austen book.  It’s a book containing short stories of Vietnamese people who’ve left their homelands.  I’m in the middle of the first SS, and am entranced.  It’s so good, I almost want to pitch Jane aside for it.  It’s also a book I promised to review, so that’s another reason I want to read it… I have twelve such books!


19 Responses

  1. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day.

    I really want to read The Boat. I’ll probably wait until the paperback comes out though before I get a copy.

  2. Thanks for visiting my blog. Your daughter will love Sword. Has she read A Single Shard? It was a Newbery Winner and I loved it. I have book talked it in school and most of my students love it. I have had students grades 4-8 interested.
    Happy Birthday to You….enjoy what I call..”All About Me Day”

  3. Now I know some folks won’t, but I’ll count Clueless for you among Austen for knowing Emma (which I didn’t read either, so maybe that’s why).

  4. Happy Birthday! Have a fabulous day!

  5. In Bayview, Idaho, thirteen UFOs, which appeared as “steady white lights,” were reported over Lake Pend Oreille by a local family.

    Were you dropped off by aliens? 🙂

    Happy Birthday – hope you have a fun one!

  6. Happy Birthday! Wishing you many blessings in the coming year, and lots of great reading! 🙂


  7. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great day.

  8. Happy Birthday. Hope you have a great day. Thankyou for visiting my blog here is a link to the ‘Rebecca’ movie I mentioned . There is another version , more recent but this 1940 version is the one I have seen.

  9. Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear koolaidmom, happybirthdaytoyou!

    To answer your question, my husband got a translation of Moliere. It’s a fairly old volume, too.

    I hope you have a great birthday!

  10. Thanks for visiting my blog on this yourvery special day! Hope you are having a wonderful day and find time to do some reading.

  11. Happy Birthday!

    Clueless counts as part of the extended Austen canon for me, so you should count it as well. Best of luck with the rest of your Jane-a-thon (which you’ve inspired me to do as well; I started Pride and Prejudice last night).

  12. Happy Birthday! I hope you enjoy your Jane-a-thon. I usually reread her books during the summer, but this year I’ve been a little preoccupied with challenges. Pride and Prejudice is my favorite, but Emma is only slightly behind. She’s my favorite character, probably because I relate to her so much. 🙂

  13. Happy Birthday! (I think it’s still your birthday in the US)

    Clueless is a great film, but I really think Emma is the best of her books, so I hope that you give it a try in the printed form too!

  14. all those events were MUCH less important! hope you had a great day!

  15. Happy, Happy Birthday!!!!

  16. Happy Birthday!

    I have never read an Austen book. Which one would you recommend for an Austen virgin like myself?

  17. WhheeeeEee!! Happy (belated) Birthday!! Hope you had a fab one!! 🙂

  18. Happy Birthday a few days late. (My sister’s birthday was yesterday). Anyway, I hosted a Jane Austen mini-challenge this year that runs through December. Persuasion is my favorite Austen.

  19. Le’s got to be pretty impressive if he’s tempting you to dispose of Austen!

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