As many of you know, “Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492.”
And while that historic day occurred on October 12 more than five centuries ago, we as a nation celebrate it today — 521 years and two days later.
The area schools are closed for classes, as well as for volleyball; match-wise, at least. I’m sure many will still be practicing, but there’s no matches to track. Hey, after the season we’ve had so far, I’m sure most people — myself included — could enjoy a day where they don’t have to worry about volleyball (as much).
Unlike last Monday, at least we know ahead of time that there will be no volleyball played.
Have some Frosted Mini Wheats and enjoy the day off.
While you’re getting your whole grain-game on, enjoy these two “On this day” clips I dug up. The first is a live version of “Ben” being performed by my personal favorite singer/performer of all-time (at any age) Michael Jackson. The song reached No. 1 exactly 41 years ago today.
Since I am a sports nut, particularly baseball, relive with me the infamous “Bartman Play,” where Chicago Cubs fan Steve Bartman interferes with a foul ball during Game 6 of the 2003 National League Championship Series against the Florida Marlins. The play occurred exactly one decade ago today. Bartman has, for all intents and purposes, fallen off the face of the Earth after that game.