Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Today in History

Today is Flag Day, which commemorates the adoption by the Continental Congress of the stars and stripes for the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777.

Today is the 121st anniversary of the birth of tenor John McCormack, arguably Ireland's greatest gift to the world of music. (Listen to this recording from 1910.)

And most importantly to me, today would have been my father's 88th birthday. I still miss you, Pop.