Birthdays And Anniversaries For March 16th + Freedom Of Information Day
If you are celebrating today, congratulations! Here's a look back at some country music history for this date. 1951-Ray Benson is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He forms Asleep At The Wheel, which emerges as the strongest modern advocate for western swing. The group wins multiple Grammys but earns just one hit, "The Letter That Johnny Walker Read". 1974-The Grand Ole Opry gives its first performance at the new Grand Ole Opry House. President Richard Nixon appears at the event. Roy Acuff, who gives Nixon a yo-yo demonstration, is the first performer, doing "Wabash Cannonball." The rest of the Opry cast appears alphabetically, beginning with Bill Anderson.
This Is Freedom Of Information Day!!
This is the birthday of James Madison, the 4th president of the United States, born in 1751. He is recognized as the "Father of the Constitution", as well as the chief author of the "Bill of Rights". Freedom of information and individual rights were two things very important to him.
The Freedom of Information Act was passed into law on this date in 1966. It opened a wealth of information to all of us as, American citizens. Something, I'm sure James Madison would have been very pleased with.
Now Let's P-A-R-T-Y!!
Concho Valley birthdays include:
Andrew Garcia, 16. From Aunt Victoria and the rest of the family.
James Shotwell, 67. From his much younger sister, Wanda and her husband, Kevin.
Jayton Hill, 10. From Grandma Hoelscher. Jayton wins our birthday cake today from Halfmann's Cake Cottage.
Happy Wedding Anniversary to:
Robert & Victoria Perez, 42 years. They will be in our drawing this Friday morning for a dozen roses from Southwest Florists.