1947 and 9 Reasons Why I was not a Star Back Then
When the future Queen of Hamilton, and the Granny Nanny of the next millennium was born there was a fair bit of joy and celebration across the land. Actually there was a fair bit of joy and celebration across the street, but in my mind I prefer to think of it as ‘The Land’. But regardless how far the joy extended there were other events that stole my thunder and made my arrival less auspicious than it should have been.
THAT WHOLE ROSWELL THING
Yup William W. “Mac” Brazel a ranch foreman found debris. Air Force Colonel Blanchard instructed another Colonel to notify the media they had a “crashed saucer”. Well the rumors and contemplations have not settled it to this day. * Now how’s a girl to compete with that?
THAT WHOLE ROYAL WEDDING THING
Uh huh a Royal Wedding. That of the then future Queen of England and her dashing Prince Phillip stole the spotlight. And it was one of the last Royal Weddings that stuck. Sort of. There were always rumors of his dalliances and of course I have no proof but in 1974 ish I stood not more than ten feet from the man and he exuded pure sexual attraction. It’s a good thing he had a tight schedule else I could have been more famous than I would have liked. In my mind anyway. But when his blue eyes met my brown it aroused a..curiosity in me. It might have been all me..I’m just sayin……
MORE UFO STUFF
My BFF Wikipedia also reports…Seaman Harold Dahl claims to have seen six UFOs near Maury Island in Puget Sound, Washington. On the next morning, Dahl reports the first modern so-called “Men in Black” encounter.
Really now…UFO or me?
CIA and BIG GUNS
Wikipedia – Cold War: U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs the National Security Act of 1947 into law, creating the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the National Security Council.
*Since I do not want to be crossing CIA and all I have no comment on their intrusion on my fame.
After being shut down on November 9, 1946, for a refurbishment, the ENIAC computer, the world’s first electronic digital computer, is turned back on again. It then remains in continuous operation until October 2, 1955.
*Neither do I wish to negate any computers that would some day lead me to POF adventures.
Wiki again..Thor Heyerdahl’s balsa wood raft, the Kon-Tiki, smashes into the reef at Raroia in the Tuamotu Islands after a 101 day, 4,300 mile, voyage across the Eastern Pacific Ocean, proving that pre-historic peoples could hypothetically have traveled to the Central Pacific islands from South America.
Chuck Yaeger breaks the speed of sound. * I was barely breaking sound past goo goo ga ga.
THE DOOMSDAY CLOCK
Apparently was set? Wikipedia says…The Doomsday Clock is a symbolic clock face, maintained since 1947 by the board of directors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists at the University of Chicago. The closer the clock is to midnight, the closer the world is estimated to be to global disaster. As of January 14, 2010, the Doomsday Clock now stands at six minutes to midnight. Since its creation, the time on the clock has changed 19 times.
*****So now my competition for fame is a doomsday clock? I was born and they felt the need for doomsday???
THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS
The first of the Dead Sea Scroll discoveries occurred in 1947 in Qumran, a village situated about twenty miles east of Jerusalem on the northwest shore of the Dead Sea. A young Bedouin shepherd, following a goat that had gone astray, tossed a rock into one of the caves along the seacliffs and heard a cracking sound: the rock had hit a ceramic pot containing leather and papyrus scrolls that were later determined to be nearly twenty centuries old. Ten years and many searches later, eleven caves around the Dead Sea were found to contain tens of thousands of scroll fragments dating from the third century B.C. to A.D. 68 and representing an estimated eight hundred separate works. **Now I also have to fight the bible book fame! Thanks Wikipedia!
MUSIC AND MOVIES AND BOOKS
AtLeast there were some memorable ones!
Gentleman’s Agreement, Miracle on 34th Street, Great Expectations, The Bishop’s Wife
Doris Day, “Confess”
Al Jolson, Al Jolson Album
“A Fellow Needs A Girl”
Frankie Lane, “That’s My Desire”
Glenn Miller, “Glenn Miller Masterpieces—Vol. 2”
Saul Bellow, The Victim
Gerald Warner Brace, The Garretson Chronicle
Martin Flavin, The Enchanted
Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl
Malcolm Lowry, Under the Volcano
Thomas Mann, Dr. Faustus
Jean-Paul Sartre, Existentialism
So it seems there have been some hitches to achieving my destiny of world wide fame (and adoration). Guess I had better get cracking!