Thursday, November 4, 2010


"The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts.
It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do.
It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home.
The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable.
The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes."
~ Chuck Swindoll
On this day in 1429 Joan of Arc liberated Saint-Pierre-le-Moƻtier.
On this day in 1825 The Erie Canal was completed with Governor DeWitt Clinton performing the Wedding of The Waters ceremony in New York Harbour.
On this day in 1921 The Sturmabteilung or SA was formed by Adolf Hitler
On this day in 1924 Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming was elected the first female governor in the United States.
On this day in 1955, after being totally destroyed in World War II, the rebuilt Vienna State Opera reopened with a performance of Beethoven's Fidelio.
On this day in 2008 Barack Obama became the first African-American to be elected President of the United States.
On this day in 2008 Proposition 8 passes in California, representing the first ever elimination of an existing right to marry for LGBT couples.