Posted by: Ron DuBour | December 26, 2021

What is in a year?~by rldubour

What's In A Year (PAPERBACK) - BeaLu Books

January first, it is resolution day, the beginning

Of a New Year that is heading straight your way.

January seventh, seventeen-eighty nine,

Everyone is out to vote for it is election time.

History falls on this date,

The first election for President of these United States.

On the seventeenth Ben Franklin he was born,

And on the twentieth of this month F.D.R. started his first term.

The twenty-ninth, nineteen hundred now that’s a day to be,

For on this day they organized our American Baseball League.

February our second month comes at us with her blessings,

On the first the United States Supreme Court held its first session.

The second we find Ground Hog day,

The third President Wilson passed away.

On the fourth, George Washington was elected our first President,

In nineteen thirty-three our first singing telegram was sent.

On the twelfth Abe Lincoln was born in eighteen hundred and nine,

And on the fourteenth your heart is hers for it is St. Valentine.

February twenty-second brings us Washington’s Birthday.

The fourth Wednesday of this month is the Catholics Ash Wednesday.

March our third month falls like this,

The Boston Massacre was the fifth.

The sixth it was the Alamo,

The seventh Mr. Bell invents the telephone.

The tenth is our first paper money in eighteen-sixty-two,

The fourteenth Eli Whitney his patent for the cotton gin was approved.

The fifteenth, seventeen-sixty-seven Andrew Jackson was born,

The seventh is St.Patrick’s Day and green is to be worn.

The nineteenth we see the swallows,

As they return to Capistrano.

And the twenty-first our first day of spring,

The day we hear most church bells ring.

The month of April will be our fourth,

And here it is for what it’s worth.

April first is April’s Fool, what prank will you choose?

On the third the Pony Express was brand new.

This month we see the Easter Bunny on that Sunday morn.

And on the thirteenth, Thomas Jefferson was born.

The fourteenth, nineteen hundred and twelve the Titanic sank at sea,

The fifteenth President Lincoln met with tragedy.

The eighteenth of this month in seventeen-seventy-five,

Our gallant Paul Revere made his famous ride.

May is next as she steps in line,

The cold is gone the weathers fine.

The fifth Alan Shepard made the first U.S. manned flight,

The sixth the Hindenburg exploded, killing all that night.

The seventh the Lusitanian sank, the eighth is V-E Day,

The second Sunday of this month is our Mothers Day.

The sixth is Armed Forces Day, the seventh the first Kentucky Derby,

And the twentieth, nineteen-twenty-seven, Lindberg proved his plane was wothy.

The month of June is sixth in line,

For most of us it’s vacation time.

The second, nineteen-twenty-four, Congress granted citizenship to the

American Indians, they were a little late,

On the third Jefferson Davis was born in eighteen-hundred and eight.

The thirteenth is Children’s Day, the fourteenth is our flag,

The seventeenth we took Bunker Hill in seventeen-seventy-five.

We fought for independence for freedom fight or die.

The eighteenth, Napoleon lost his empire in eighteen hundred and fifteen,

The nineteenth eighteen-forty-six the first game for organized baseball teams.

The twentieth is given to Father, the twenty first summer begins,

On the twenty-fifth, General Custer lost all his men.

July is next as we push along,

The weather is hot, the days are long.

The first the Battle of Gettysburg in eighteen-sixty-three,

The second in nineteen- thirty-seven, Amelia Earhart is lost at sea.

The fourth is Independence Day with fireworks galore,

The eleventh Mr. Hamilton was killed by Aaron Burr.

The twelfth Julius Caesar was born in one-hundred B.C.

The eighteenth Nero fiddled while Rome burned in sixty-four A.D.

August is next, our number eight,

Picnics and Bar B Q’s, time to watch your weight.

The tenth in fifteen-eighty-eight the Spanish Armada was destroyed.

The tenth in eighteen-seventy-four Mrs. Hoover gave birth to her baby boy.

The eleventh the liner Araphone transmitted the first S.O.S

In nineteen-hundred and nine,

The twelfth in sixteen-fifty-eight the first American Police force we find.

The fifteenth the Panama Canal opened, the sixteenth Babe Ruth died,

The seventeenth Davy Crockett was born beneath the Tennessee sky.

The twenty-third, Valentino suddenly passed away,

The fifth Admiral Byrd started his expedition on this day.

The twenty-sixth, nineteen-twenty gave woman the right to vote,

The seventh-five-fifty B.C. Confucius was born, of famous words he spoke.

The thirtieth Cleopatra committed suicide,

The thirty-first, President Roosevelt signed the Neutrality Act of


September is next and number nine.

Time for school as the summer unwinds.

The first nineteen-thirty-nine, Hitler invades Poland starting World War Two.

The third, seventeen-eight-three the Revolunary War was through.

The fifth, seventy-seventy-four our first Continental Congress.

The sixth is Labor Day, the working mans day of rest.

The fourteenth Francis Key wrote our National Anthem.

And for this I do sincerely thank him.

The twenty-first autumn begins with natures colorful sights.

The twenty-fifth, seventeen-eighty-nine, we have our Bill of Rights.

October is number ten with just two more months to go.

As we anxiously await the sight of our first snow.

The eighth the great Chicago fire, the ninth is fire prevention day.

The twelfth we honor Columbus and in eighteen-seventy

Robert E. Lee passed away.

The thirteenth, seventeen-seventy five we have the U.S. Navy to protect us.

The fourteenth, eighteen ninety, Dwight Eisenhower was born

In Dennison, Texas.

The seventeenth, seventy-seven, General Burgoyne surrendered in

Saratoga under the morning sun.

Then the British surrendered in Yorktown in seventeen-eighty-one.

The twenty eighth the Statue of Liberty was dedicated at Ellis Island.

A gift from France for freedom we gave them in their homeland.

The thirthteenth John Adams was born in seventeen-thirty-five.

For freedom he believed in, he would fight or die.

The thirty first is Halloween for it is Trick or Treat.

As the kids run from house to house collecting all the sweets.

The month of November is number eleven it is getting really cold.

With boots and coat you head outside, you’re feeling pretty bold.

The first is All Saints Day, the second is general elections.

The seventh Madam Curie was born in eighteen-sixty-seven.

The ninth was the Great Boston fire that took so many lives.

The tenth the U.S. Marines were founded in seventeen-seventy-five.

The twenty second in nineteen-sixty-three, a date that will live in infamy.

Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated President John F. Kennedy.

The third Thursday of this month, we have Thanksgiving Day.

To be thankful for our family and our life in every way.

Finally December the last month of the year.

The children getting anxious as Christmas time is near.

The first in nineteen-seventy Boys Town was found.

The second in Eighteen-fifty-nine John Brown lies dead upon the ground.

The third, nineteen-sixty-seven the first heart transplant took place.

On the seventh in nineteen-forty-one the Japanese made a tragic mistake.

The sixteenth the Boston Tea Party in seventeen-seventy-nine.

The seventeenth, nineteen hundred and three, the Wright Brothers flight did fine.

The eighteenth, eighteen-sixty-five we abolished slavery.

The twentieth, the Louisiana Purchase in eighteen hundred and three.

The twenty-first in sixteen-twenty the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth, Mass.

The twenty-second our first full day of winter how the time does pass.

The twenty-fifth our most Holy Day for it is the birth of Christ.

We thank Him for this past year, we thank Him for our life.

And finally the thirty-first, a day that is meant to be.

Tonight is filled with memories, for it is New Years Eve!!

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