All the holidays are over for awhile and this is a normal day and to a lot of people, it is a let-down. I figured today would be a good day to take a look at history. Not just any history but the things that happened on this date (January 2nd) back in days gone by. I am going to start with a couple of births. Roger Miller, the singer who told stories in his songs, was born on this day in 1936. I always enjoyed him and miss him. Also, the politician, Barry Goldwater, was born on this day in 1909.
A couple of famous people passed away on this date in history. One of my favorites was Tex Ritter (Woodward Maurice Ritter) who passed away from an heart attack just before his 69th birthday. How many of you remember Dick Powell? He also passed away on this date in 1963.
Going back a few years to 533 AD, Mercurius becomes Pope John II, the first pope to adopt a new name upon elevation to the papacy. Then Urbain Le Verrier figured that there was another planet between the sun and Mercury. He called this planet Vulcan. So, it was Verrier who gave Mr. Spock his home. . .(No, there is no planet there) So, what all is happening in your life on this second day of 2014? What ever it is, I hope you all have a great day, you hear?