Sunday, November 15, 2009

95 years ago ...

10th January 1914
Pancho Villa leads the Mexican Revolution

2nd February 1914
Charlie Chaplin makes his film debut in the comedy short Making a Living

10th March 1914
Suffragette, Mary Richardson, attacks a painting in the National Gallery with a meat cleaver

20th April 1914
The Colorado National Guard attacks a tent colony of 1,200 striking miners, killing 24 people

25th May 1914
Parliament agrees to Irish Home Rule

28th June 1914
Gavrilo Princip, a Serb nationalist, assassinates Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife, Duchess Sophie, in Sarajevo, sparking off the First World War

28th July 1914
Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia and its army marches on Belgrade

August 1914
War spreads in Europe

September 1914
Further battles in Europe. Casualties already exceed 500,000

October 1914
33,000 Canadian troops depart for Europe - the largest force to cross the Atlantic

14th November 1914
A son is born in London's East End to Bluma and Isaac Alper, their 4th (and last) child. They name him Morris (Moshe ben Yitzchak in Hebrew)

Happy 95th birthday to my dad!

I would post photos of our celebration lunch, but my cable's gone AWOL, so I'm afraid you'll have to make do with the one I posted this time last year.

All above info found on Wikipedia *blush* here with links.

UPDATE: Missing camera cable has resurfaced in the debris on a certain person's desk.
I name no names, but watch my eyes, dear First Born ...

Anyway - here are the pix.



10 comments:

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

here's wishing your dad a very happy birthday, Debi - what a milestone!

Martin Edwards said...

And happy birthday from me too. My mum is 93, and I appreciate her as much as I'm sure you appreciate your dad.

Meloney Lemon said...

May he stay forever young - as ever.
Emma XXX

Tania Hershman said...

Happy birthday to your dad!! Until 120, as they say :)

Liane Spicer said...

Happy birthday to your Dad! I remember that photo - can't believe another year has flown by already!

SueG said...

How wonderful! Happy, happy birthday to him!!

Debi said...

Thanks, all. We have visuals! Pix now added to post.

Liane Spicer said...

He is so lovely at 95! Wow!

steve redwood said...

Looks twice as young as me, and three times as good-looking, and has you beside him - why is life so unfair???

Leslie Hawes said...

He is still as gorgeous as ever!