Today’s the Day!

16 Oct

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I thought I’d take a moment to share and reflect on the historical and meaningful events that have taken place on this date throughout history. Here are some highlights:

On October 16…

1793: Marie Antoniette was beheaded

1854: Oscar Wilde was born

1869: A hotel in Boston became the first to have indoor plumbing

1925: The State of Texas School Board prohibited the teaching of evolution

1940: The Warsaw Ghetto was established

1943: Chicago opened a new subway system

1946: Ten Nazi leaders were hanged as war criminals after the Nuremberg trials

1967: Singer-songwriter Joan Baez was arrested at a Vietnam anti-war protest in Oakland, California

1969: The New York Mets won the World Series

1995: “The Million Man March” took place in Washington, DC

2002: President George W. Bush authorized war on Iraq

2013: I converted to Judaism*

*Full recap of the event to follow! I’m taking a week-long blog break, but I’ll be back with all the details soon!

13 Responses to “Today’s the Day!”

  1. Melinda Ziskinder October 16, 2013 at 12:29 pm #

    Welcome to the tribe! Mazel tov!!

  2. Lisa Micley October 16, 2013 at 12:33 pm #

    Mazal Tov, Kate, and welcome to the Jewish people. I am delighted that you are so happy to join us. I am looking forward to reading the details next week.

    • Convert Confidential October 16, 2013 at 12:57 pm #

      Thanks so much for reading the blog for all these months now and for your sweet comment. It was a wonderful experience today!

  3. Chana October 16, 2013 at 1:30 pm #

    Mazal Tov! What a simcha to celebrate.🙂

  4. Pamela October 16, 2013 at 2:01 pm #

    Congratulations dear on your big day!

  5. Svetlana Grobman October 16, 2013 at 2:06 pm #

    Quite a list! And now you’re one of the “chosen” people, too — for better or worse. Hopefully, for better🙂

    • Convert Confidential October 16, 2013 at 6:37 pm #

      Thanks for your kind comment. It’s great to officially be a member of the Jewish people!

  6. Romie Tager October 16, 2013 at 6:22 pm #

    Mazal tov. Welcome to the Jewish family.

    Next step, marry Steve and be welcomed into our family!


    • Convert Confidential October 16, 2013 at 6:36 pm #

      Thank you so much, Romie, that really means a lot. I’m happy to be a part of the tribe and can’t wait to join the family!


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