Day By Day

Friday, November 06, 2009

This Day In History -- Saxomania

Today is "Saxophone Day" honoring Adophe Sax, who invented the instrument back in the 1840's. Here are three of the greatest sax men ever, Bird, Bean and Prez with a few friends. If you don't know who they are, you should.

And a bit more...

Aaaaaahhhhh..., that's nice.

On this day in 1917 Bolshevik revolutionaries seize power in Petrograd -- the "October Revolution" [old calendar] is underway.

And on this day in 1950 Branch Rickey signed on as Vice President/General Manager of the Pittsburgh -- the best hire the team ever made. Mister Rickey was the smartest baseball man ever.

And a very "Happy Birthday" to Charles Henry Dow [1851] of Dow Jones fame; to John Philips Sousa [1854]; to James Naismith [1861] who invented basketball; and to the "Big Train", Walter Johnson [1887], perhaps the greatest pitcher ever.