On this day in history, April 28th…
1788, Maryland becomes the seventh state to ratify the Constitution of the United States, Connecticut was the fifth state to ratify on January 9, 1788. Maryland‘s state motto is Fatti Maschii, Parole Femine, translated “Manly deeds, womanly words”. Their state bird is the Baltimore Oriole and state flower is the Rudbeckia Hirta.
1792, France invades the Austrian Netherlands, now Belgium, beginning the French Revolutionary War. Just writing the word “Belgium” gives me a hankering for some waffles!
1869, Chinese and Irish laborers for the Central Pacific Railroad lay ten miles of track in one day, a feat never been done before. That would probably take a month now with 100 times better equipment.
1914, Willis H. Carrier patents the modern air conditioner. This is something we will be very thankful for in the months to come.
1930, the first night game in organized baseball is played in Independence, Kansas. Speaking of organized baseball, don’t forget about Legends Night on May 8th at 6:30 pm at the Palace Theater. All proceeds benefit Stafford Little League. See my previous blog.
1931, the program for women’s athletics in track and field is approved for the 1932 Olympics. We’ve certainly have come a long way in women’s athletics in the last 80 years. Go Huskies