Birthdays For February 1st + National Freedom Day
If this is your birthday, congratulations! You share the same date as two celebrities in music.
Don Everly, born in Brownie, Kentucky, in 1937. With sibling Phil, The Everly Brothers net such hits as "Wake Up Little Susie" and "Bye Bye Love" while earning membership in the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Don, with brother Phil, in 1965.
Pictured here in 1999. Happy 79th, Don!
Also turning a year older today:
Lisa Marie Presley, born to Elvis and Priscilla Presley at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, in 1968. She is The King's only child.
Happy 48th, Lisa Marie!
This Is National Freedom Day!
This day was established in 1948 to remind us that America stands for, and is a symbol of freedom for all people. The roots of this special day come directly from the end of slavery and the signing of the 13th amendment outlawing slavery.
Major Richard Robert Wright Sr., a former slave, created National Freedom Day. He believed that there should be a day when freedom for all Americans is celebrated. President Lincoln signed the 13th Amendment outlawing slavery on February 1, 1865. So, February 1st was chosen to celebrate National Freedom Day.
On June 30, 1948, President Harry Truman signed a the bill proclaiming February 1st as National Freedom Day.
Celebrate this day by reflecting upon your own freedoms that you enjoy by being fortunate enough to be in America. Millions of people in the world are not free.
No Concho Valley birthdays to report.
No anniversaries to report.