Alcoholics Anonymous & Robert Smith

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an international mutual aid fellowship founded in 1935 by Bill Wilson and Dr. Robert James Smith (born on 21 April 1959) is a British musician. He is the lead singer, guitar player and principal songwriter of the rock band The Cure, and its only constant member since its formation in 1976. NY Rock describes him as pop culture's unkempt poster child of doom and gloom , and asserts that some of his songs are a somber introspection over lush, brooding guitars . 5.0/5

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Alcoholics Anonymous, founded by William Wilson and Dr. Robert Smith, is our spiritual hero this week.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): the first 12-step, self-help, alcoholism recovery group founded in 1934 by Bill Wilson and Robert Smith.
Here are some fun facts about June 10th! TODAY IS Alcoholics Anonymous (Founders) Day Ball Point Pen Day World Pet Memorial Day National Iced Tea Day National Black Cow Day (root beer float) ALSO ON THIS DATE... 1935: After completing one full day without liquor, Dr. Robert Smith and his friend William G. Wilson founded Alcoholics Anonymous. 1692: Bridget Bishop became the first person hanged for witchcraft, during the ordeal known to history as the "Salem Witch Trials." In all, 20 people died before theological jurisprudence was restored in this isolated Puritan community in Massachusetts. 2004: Singer Ray Charles died at age 73 in Beverly Hills, California. His classic hits "What'd I Say," "Georgia on My Mind" and "I Can't Stop Loving You," are still selling today. 1902: Americus F. Callahan patented what he called the outlook or see-through envelope.
On this date in the history of human beings (and the neverending beginning), in 1935, Dr. Robert Smith took his last drink and the fellowship known as Alcoholics Anonymous was formed in Akron, OH. In 1977, the Apple II went on sale. In 1944, 15-year old pitcher Joe Nuxhall of the Cincinnati Reds became the youngest pitcher to win a major-league baseball game. Finally, in 1910, Chester Burnett came into the world. Chester, better known as Howlin' Wolf, was maybe the best singer ever recorded... well, except for maybe Bob Dylan or Hank Williams.
Thanking God for this awesome day! Today is: Alcoholics Anonymous (Founders) Day: In 1935, Bill Wilson and his friend Dr. Robert Smith set out to find the best way to reform alcoholics, and Alcoholics Anonymous was born. Ball Point Pen Day: Did you know that the price of the original modern ball point pen was $12.50 per pen?! And that was in 1945. With inflation, the same pen today would cost $148.02! So let's celebrate Ball Point Pen Day, if for nothing else than that you can buy one today for less than a buck. Iced Tea Day: Today may serve as a good reminder to make and enjoy your first (of many) Iced Tea drink of the season. Have it plain, add a little lemon, or sweeten it with sugar. Iced Tea is certainly a favorite summer cooler of millions of Americans. And best of all, tea is good for your health! Herbs & Spices Day: An easy way to test the flavor of an herb, or a combination of herbs, is by mixing a small amount with cream cheese — then let the mixture sit for an hour before sampling. Ground ...
New York Times 2004 My Name Is the Big Book, My Future Is Open. By FELICIA R. LEE On June 10, 1935, Robert Smith, a physician from Akron, Ohio, took his last drink. He and William Wilson, better known as Dr. Bob and Bill W., had no idea that the date would later mark the beginning of what some consider one of the most important movements in the 20th century: Alcoholics Anonymous. Wilson later wrote an account of their philosophy - that only an alcoholic could help another alcoholic quit drinking - and the lives of other alcoholics that is referred to as the Big Book, the movement's bible. Now Sotheby's is planning to auction what it says is Wilson's master copy of the working draft of "Alcoholics Anonymous," the Big Book's disarmingly straightforward official title. Its value has been estimated by the auction house as $300,000 to $500,000. The sale, scheduled for Friday, has created excited speculation among collectors and scholars about who will buy it, and a debate about its value and rightful place. Gi ...
A few little known fact about Alcoholics Anonymous: Henry Parkhurst, the co-author of the Big Book, author of chapter 10, To Employers, and author of his own autobiographical story in the first edition, The Unbeliever. Hank had 4 years of sobriety in A.A. when Bill Wilson cheated Henry out of the Big Book money and drove him out of Alcoholics Anonymous. Died drunk and broke. Florence Rankin, the first woman in A.A. and the author of the Big Book first edition story A Feminine Victory, died drunk, a suicide in Washington, D.C. Jackie, an enthusiastic but constantly-relapsing recruiter, died drunk. Paddy, another enthusiastic but constantly-relapsing recruiter, who was the founder of A.A. in Boston, died drunk. Doctor Bob's son-in-law Ernie Galbraith -- "A.A. Number Four" -- the constantly-relapsing older alcoholic philanderer whom the autocratic Doctor Robert Smith forced on his teenage daughter Sue Smith, relapsed all of his life. Pat C., the subject of the first-edition story "The Lone Endeavor", whose s ...
May 12, 1935: Bill Wilson [known as Bill W.] and Dr. Robert Smith [Dr. Bob] (founders of Alcoholics Anonymous) meet for the first time in Akron, Ohio, at the home of Henrietta Siberling.
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