Feb 9, 1825 – the US House of Representatives breaks an Electoral College tie by voting John Quincy Adams President of the United States.
Feb 9, 1895 – William Morgan invents volleyball.
Feb 9, 1900 – The Davis Cup is established.
Feb 9, 1943 – the end of the Battle of Guadalcanal.
Feb 9, 1964 – the Beatles appear on The Ed Sullivan Show before a tv audience of 73M.
Feb 9, 1965 – the first US troops are sent into South Vietnam.
Feb 9, 1969 – the first test flight of the Boeing 747.
Feb 9, 1971 – the Sylmar Earthquake hits the San Fernando Valley area of California.
Feb 9, 1971 – Satchel Paige is first Negro League player voted into Baseball Hall of Fame.
Feb 9, 1975 – the Soviet Soyuz 17 spacecraft returns to Earth.
Feb 9, 1989 – Boy meets girl during a rare visit to the high school library. Random meeting turns into a rather extended conversation. A phone number is given. A call made; a date secured – dinner at Spinnaker’s, followed by a movie (yes, “Working Girl” – her choice, for sure). A couple of proms, two high school graduations, a myriad of college formals and other festive celebrations follow. Then two college graduations and, shortly thereafter, a wonderful wedding. Careers…grad school for both – one in the classroom, the other in a Best Supporting role…the blessing of a child…advancements…transfers…now four states, five homes, and almost 18 years married. A God-filled home. Blessings in abundance…beyond any reasonable measure. Awe-struck then…and still today.
A moment in time can change your life forever. Live wide awake.
Listen to the whisper.
Remember the moments that count.