FYI December 26, 2016

Rev. Kevin Zaborney created National Whiners Day in 1986 in hopes of encouraging people to be thankful for what they have instead of being unhappy “whining” about what they do not have.


On this day:

1790 – Louis XVI of France gives his public assent to Civil Constitution of the Clergy during the French Revolution.


1862 – Four nuns serving as volunteer nurses on board USS Red Rover are the first female nurses on a U.S. Navy hospital ship.


1898 – Marie and Pierre Curie announce the isolation of radium.


1963 – The Beatles’ “I Want to Hold Your Hand” and “I Saw Her Standing There” are released in the United States, marking the beginning of Beatlemania on an international level.


Born on this day:

1780 – Mary Somerville, Scottish mathematician, astronomer, and author (d. 1872)


1921 – Steve Allen, American actor, singer, talk show host, and screenwriter (d. 2000)


1945 – John Walsh, American television host, producer, and activist, created America’s Most Wanted






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