Sunday, October 24, 2010

October 24th

My 4th birthday, me and my sister way back when!

 October 24th, it's my birthday, but these things also happened on this day....

1260- The Cathedral of Chartres is dedicated

1788- Birthday of Sarah Josepha Hale- poet, editor of the "Godey's Ladies Book" and supporter of a national Thanksgiving Day

1850 -The first national convention for women’s rights ended on. Over 1,000 delegates from 11 states heard speakers demand the right to vote, own property, and study higher education. Speakers included Lucy Stone and Sojourner Truth.

1929- “Black Thursday” stock market crash

1901- Anna E. Taylor survived going over Niagara Falls in a barrel.

1945- The United Nations became official on this day, according to its charter. UN Day

2003- The last Concorde landed in London, ending an era in aviation history.

2008- “Bloody Friday” stock decline, heralding the recent economic recession

Some other family members born on October 24th

1770, Abigail Adams, born in Newington, New Hampshire, married George Nutter

1832 Juba Howe Allen, born in Lebanon, New Hampshire

1750- Lydia Allen, married John French
Copyright 2010, Heather Wilkinson Rojo


  1. Such a cute picture. Happy Birthday Heather, and enjoy your day!

  2. Felicitations! Can't imagine sharing a birthday with anything more specatular than that loveliest of cathedrals. We should all age so well!

  3. Hey, Cynthia took the words right out of my mouth. Guess we both wish you the same. Have fun.

  4. You were born on my half birthday! And my birthday is your half birthday as well. For the record I'm always 29 1/2 on this day.