I'm interested in scads of topics, and it seems I'm always running into interesting tidbits. I'd like to share some with you. I promise they'll always have at least a fleeting relevance to the day at hand.
May 14, 2011
May 14th: First public performance of The Stars and Stripes Forever
On May 14, 1897, The Stars and Stripes Forever was first played publicly. John Philip Sousa composed his most famous March on Christmas Day, 1896, after learning of the death of his manager. Read article here.
Pictured: John Philip Sousa, photo by E. Chickering, 1900.