Birthdays For October 13th + It’s Columbus Day
If you are celebrating today, congratulations. 34 years ago tonight, George Jones, picked up two trophy's at the 14th annual Country Music Association awards at the Grand Ole Opry House, in Nashville. He was named Male Vocalist of the Year and wins Single of the Year for his recording of, "He Stopped Loving Her Today". That song would also win the Song of the Year award. It was a very Big Night, for the Possum! It's Columbus Day!
For years, school history books have told us that Christopher Columbus discovered America, in 1492. What most of those books failed to mention was the fact that Native Americans had lived there for years. Those same books, also gave little credit to Nordic explorers, who had ventured down the east coast of Canada thousands of years before.
The truth is, Columbus did discover the New World for Europeans. Those were the folks that believed, until then, that the world was flat and ended somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean.
Columbus was Italian, but at the time of his voyage, Italy was broke and didn't have the money to finance his trip. So, Chris reached out to, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain for funding.
Now that you know the facts, we hope you can better appreciate Columbus Day!
Concho Valley birthdays include:
Bobby Teague, 50 something. From his older brother.
Curtis Shelton, 62. From Joy, Blake and Slade.
Kaye Pfluger, old enough. From the Good Ole Girls. Kaye wins our birthday cake today from Halfmann's Cake Cottage.
No anniversaries to report.