Thursday, June 18, 2009

A Decade of Life - Austin Sean

Okay, if my scrapbooks weren't packed, you would be looking at a picture of my sweet baby boy from when he was a baby. But everything is packed, so you can pretend. He was a gorgeous fat little baby with beautiful blue eyes.

At 3:44 this morning, my son, Austin Sean Boggs, started his 11th year of life (he turned 10). I pray that he knows how proud I am of him. I pray that he feels loved. I pray that he grows into a Godly man.

In honor this celebration of a decade of his life, I wanted to list some memorable things that have happened since he was born:

-Austin Sean Boggs was born in Amarillo, TX
-The People's Republic of China launches the first Shenzhou spacecraft.
-Lance Armstrong wins first Tour de France.
-NASA intentionally crashes the Lunar Prospector spacecraft into the Moon, thus ending its mission to detect frozen water on the moon's surface.
-Roman Catholic Church and Lutheran Church leaders sign the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification, ending a centuries-old doctrinal dispute over the nature of faith and salvation.

-January: The last "Peanuts" comic strip is created by Charles Schulz. February: The last original Peanuts comic strip appears in newspapers a day after Charles M. Schulz died.
-America Online announces an agreement to buy Time Warner for $162 billion, the largest corporate merger in history.
-Presidential elections are held in Russia, and Vladimir Putin is elected President.
-Hillary Rodham Clinton is elected to the United States Senate, becoming the first First Lady of the United States to win public office.
-Vicente Fox is sworn-in as President of Mexico, ending the 75 year control of the PRI.
-The United States Supreme Court releases its decision in Bush v. Gore, deciding the presidential election of 2000.

-64-year-old Sherman Bull, of New Canaan, Connecticut, becomes the oldest person to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
-Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore has a 2-1/2 ton Ten Commandments monument installed in the rotunda of the judiciary building, leading to a lawsuit to have it removed and his own removal from office.
-The Syracuse Herald-Journal, a U.S. newspaper dating back to 1839, ceases publication.
-9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, Pentagon and airplane in PA

-US President George W. Bush faints after choking on a pretzel.
-Super Bowl XXXVI: The New England Patriots defeat the St. Louis Rams, 20-17, to win their first Super Bowl championship.
-A near-Earth asteroid estimated at 10 metres diameter explodes over the Mediterranean Sea. The resulting explosion is estimated to have a force of 26 kilotons, slightly more powerful than the Nagasaki atomic bomb.
-Antonio Meucci was recognised as the first inventor of the telephone by the United States Congress.
-The Tandy Center Subway in Fort Worth, Texas, ceases to operate.
-The U.S. Homeland Security Advisory System is set to Orange, or High Condition, for the first time.
-International Day of Peace recognized by the United Nations as a full day of ceasefire and nonviolence.

-Space Shuttle Columbia takes off for mission STS-107 which will be its final one. Columbia disintegrates 16 days later on re-entry.
-Last successful contact with the spacecraft Pioneer 10, one of the most distant man-made objects.
-US troops capture Baghdad, Saddam Hussein's regime falls two days later
-U.S. President George W. Bush announces the end of major combat operations in Iraq.
-The last Volkswagen old-style Beetle rolls off the assembly line at Puebla, Mexico.
-The Cedar Fire is reported at 5:37 pm. It becomes the largest wildfire in California history.

-Mohammed Bahr al-Uloum becomes President of Iraq.
-Six Flags sells 8 of its theme parks to private investors.
-A 4 kg meteorite hits the house of Phil and Brenda Archer in Ellerslie, New Zealand, destroying the roof and a couch.
-Barry Bonds becomes only the third Major League Baseball player to hit 700 or more home runs.

-Deep Impact (space mission) launches from Cape Canaveral by a Delta 2 rocket.
-Adriana Iliescu gives birth at age 66 and becomes the oldest woman in the world to do so.
-The new Canadian War Museum opens, in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of V-E Day.
-W. Mark Felt admits in the magazine Vanity Fair published today that he is the anonymous source Deep Throat in the Watergate scandal. The Washington Post would confirm this on June 1st. Felt was at the time (1972) the number two man at the FBI.
-President Bush announces his nomination of Harriet Miers to replace retiring Sandra Day O'Connor as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.

-Saddam Hussein is convicted of crimes against humanity by an Iraqi court and hanged in Baghdad.
-President Bush uses his veto power for the first time, striking down legislation that would have expanded the number of stem cell lines available for embryonic research using federal financing.

-Nation Mourns President Ford. Some 3,700 people attend a state funeral in Washington, DC, for the 38th president.
-Harvard Names Its First Woman President. Board of Overseers votes to name Drew Gilpin Faust, a historian, as the university’s first female president in its 371-year history.
-Sarkozy Wins French Presidential Election

-Barak Obama elected the first African American President
-Alaska Governer Sarah Palin ran for the first female Vice President with Presidential Candidate John McCain
-Michael Phelps won eight gold medals in the Bejing Olympics.

-Hillary Clinton confirmed as Secretary of State
-Obama/Biden sworn into White Hosue.
-Octuplets born to California woman.
-President Obama signed the $787 billion stimulus package into law.

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