Daily post : 4th December, 2013

Quote of the day :

At the end of the day you can either focus on what’s tearing you apart, or what’s keeping you together
~ Unknown

Pic of the day :

Thought I’d be a bit different today, here’s a view I took of the Runcorn-Widnes bridge, seen from the front of a Crossville, coming back from the Runcorn old town. (Circa 1982) You’ll not see the bridge that clear of traffic these days!

Runcorn-Widnes bridge, seen from a bus, circa 1982

Tube of the day :

Following on from the photo above and continuing a seasonal theme, what else but this vintage comedy classic from 1969:
‘On the Buses’, series 2, episode 14, entitled ‘Christmas Duty’

Part 1 :

Part 2:

On this day…

Born today :

  • Actor, Jeff Bridges
  • Actress, Marisa Tomei
  • Guitarist, Gary Rossington (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  • Native American Sioux chief, Crazy Horse
  • Actor and comedian, Ronnie Corbet

Also on this day in history

The year was 1619 and 38 colonists from Berkeley Parish in England disembark in Virginia and give thanks to God. This is considered by many to be America’s first Thanksgiving. (Cite: Historyorb)

In publishing, back in 1791, Britain’s Observer was published for the first time. It is the oldest Sunday newspaper in the world.

Also in publishing, this time in comics, the first edition of ‘The Dandy’ rolled off the presses and ran for 75 years to the day, the last issue being last year, also in this day – 4th December, 2013.

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