Write Away

By on 4-18-2015 in Blog Post

Write Away
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As we start the weekend there are some history dates and birthdays listed for today’s date of April 18th.   You will see

what Perry Mason and The Parent Trap have in common.

Maybe you will want to include one of these trivia tidbits below in a quick letter as we continue to celebrate National Letter Writing Month.

The USPS stamp showing a postman today is from 1973. Attribution: “By Stamp owned by Swollib, and modified by me Jak. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons”.

File: Photo of William Hopper (Paul Drake-standing), Raymond Burr (Perry Mason) and Barbara Hale (Della Street).  By CBS Television (eBay item photo front photo back) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

File: Photo of William Hopper (Paul Drake-standing), Raymond Burr (Perry Mason) and Barbara Hale (Della Street). By CBS Television (eBay item photo front photo back) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

April 18th

1846 – The telegraph ticker was patented by R.E. House

1923 – Yankee Stadium opened in the Bronx, NY. The Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 4-1. John Phillip Sousa’s band played the National Anthem.

1956 – Actress Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco were married.  The religious ceremony took place April 19.

Happy Birthday to Barbara Hale.  1922 – Actress (“Perry Mason”, “Airport”) April 18, 1922.   She is 93 today.

Happy Birthday to Hayley Mills 1946 – Actress (“The Parent Trap”), singer. April 18, 1946 – She is 69 today.

There you have it.  Maybe you will be inspired to stay up and catch an old episode of Perry Mason or watch Maureen O’Hara, Brian Keith, and Hayley Mills in The Parent Trap from 1961.

There is a collection U.S. stamps based on vintage tv shows I found at Early Memories Stamps – including Perry Mason!

Thank you to on-this-day.com (Twitter @History_Stuff) for excerpts above for today, April 18, 2015.

Tomorrow we wrap up the theme of Focus on Stamps here on AnchoredScraps.com.  Here’s cheering for you to dash off something in the mail and get to the postman write away!

Anchors Aweigh,  

Helen