Tuesday, 5 September 2017

5th September 2017 - A day in History ...

Thought for the day:"Insominia is terrible - but on the plus side - only 3 more sleeps till Christmas"

Happy Birthday to Scarlett today - 3 years old and looking forward to her Baptism in a couple of weeks time

And other birthday's for today include ...

Jasper Newton 'Jack' Daniel, founder of Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey distillery was born on September 5th, 1850 in Lynchburg, Tennessee, his grandfather Joseph 'Job' Daniel, was born in Wales and had emigrated to America. Jack Daniel died from blood poisoning in 1911, which was allegedly caused when he kicked his safe in anger when he could not get it open. He had always had trouble remembering the combination.

Was the original recipe for Jack Daniel's legendary American whiskey discovered in Wales?

Mark Evans was researching his family history when he discovered a recipe, the ingredients of which match that which goes into making the world's best-selling whiskey. It was written in 1853 by his great-great grandmother who was called Daniels and who was a local herbalist in Llanelli. Her brother-in-law John 'Jack the Lad' Daniel left Llanelli at about the same time to move to Tennessee, where the Jack Daniel distillery was opened three years later. The assumption being that he made contact with his namesake and introduced him to the Welsh recipe.

and today was the day that Peter the Great imposed a tax upon beards - but that was in 1698!!

1793 - the Reign of Terror begins in the French Revolution...

and my drains are blocked - thought I would mention that - so I really should get off my backside and go and fix that ..

So - Until tomorrow 


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