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4/23/2012 - DB Metzger

National Secretary week first began in 1952. RIP William Shakespeare, Miguel de Cervantes and William Wordsworth. The National Urban league and The United Methodist Church is formed as is a small start up called Micro-soft. So is UTube in 1995. And finally McDonaldsís opens its Golden Arches in China and Coca Cola announces a new coke is coming. Remember the Old, Old Coke?

1533 Thomas Cranmer, archbishop of Canterbury, granted an annulment of the marriage of Catherine of Aragon to Henry VIII of England -- Henry's soon-to-be-next wife, Anne Boleyn, who was already pregnant

1616 William Shakespeare. died the same day as Spanish Novelist Miguel de Cervantes (Don Quixote) who died in Madrid.

1783 Lady Agnes Surriage Frankland died. She was an American colonial women with a rags to riches story.

1850  William Wordsworth died at the age of 80.

1918  The National Urban League forms

1952 National Secretary week (administrative Professional day) is created. Some think it might be a conspiracy dreamt up by the illuminati of the flower, candy and card companies. Itís also National Volunteers week. If plying the office staff with candy, flowers or strip-O-grams doesnít forge subservience you can always "downsize" and hire volunteers

1968 The Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church merged, forming The United Methodist Church.

1975 This month Bill Gates and Paul Allen found Micro-Soft.

1975 the Altair 8800 becomes available for $375.00 with 1 KB memory. In 1977 the Apple II is selling for $1,195, including 16K of RAM but no monitor

1985 Coco Cola announced it was changing the secret flavor formula for a "new Coke". But how about the old, old coke.

1988 a federal smoking ban during domestic airline flights went into effect.

1988  Karolina Szabo runs female world record 25k (1:29:30)/30k (1:47:06)

1992 McDonald's opens its 1st fast-food restaurant in China.

1993  labor leader Ceasar Chavez died at the age of 66.

1995  The first Utube video is posted.

Notable Birthdays

1797 Penina Moise poet on Jewish themes

1858 German Physicist Max Planck a Nobel Prize winner has a birthday.

1887 Pauline Morton Sabin was the first woman representative to the Republican. National Committee


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