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Monday, September 22, 2008

History Day...........

It's History day again............WHERE are the weeks going???

Okay, I know you know the guy on the left! Abraham Lincoln, on this day in 1862, delivered the preliminary Emancipation Proclomation, declaring all slaves held in rebel states should be freed as of January 1, 1863.

And in other news..........

1776, Nathan Hale was hanged as a spy by the British during the Revolutionary War. He gave us that oh so famous speech.........are you remembering it right now??

1792, the French Republic was proclaimed

1949, the Soviet Union exploded its first atomic bomb

1955 commercial TV was beamed into homes in Great Britain. They were allowed only 6 minutes of commercials PER HOUR! (how things have changed)

1969, Willie Mays, of the San Francisco Giants hit his 600th home run during a game in San Diego.

1975, Sarah Jane Moore failed in her attempt to shoot President Ford

1980, the Iran/Iraq conflict erupted into a full blown war...........

1989, songwriter Irving Berlin died at 101 (see, singing and dancing and laughing does make you live longer!)

1999, George C. Scott died

Okay you're up!! What've you got?


  • At 10:39 AM, Blogger Ellen said…

    1949 - Federal Republic of (west) Germany created under 3-power occupation
    1953 - Allied forces form West Germany
    1957 - "Perry Mason" with Raymond Burr premiers on CBS-TV
    1981 - Sandra Day O'Connor becomes first female Supreme Court Justice
    1961 - Peace Corps established

  • At 10:54 AM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    Ellen.....more good ones! Thanks!

  • At 11:39 AM, Blogger Jennifer said…

    Early this morning I saw on the news that on this day in 1862 LIncoln delivered the E.P. and I thought--Hey that will be on Maureen's blog! And I was right!

    I totally forgot about the assination attempt on President Ford.

  • At 1:04 PM, Blogger Michele said…

    I'm with you, Maureen... Seems like History Day is coming at us faster and faster. It's frightening.

    Interesting that British programming was longer in '55.

  • At 2:32 PM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    Hey Jen!! See?? I can be counted on for SOME things! LOL

  • At 2:33 PM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    Thank you for saying that Michele!! I was afraid I was the only one noticing how fast the weeks are going! =)

    And yeah, weird isn't it? Nowdays, we usually get 6 minutes of show with a zillion commercials!

  • At 6:09 PM, Blogger Arkansas Cyndi said…

    Where did last week go? Having no electricity, phone or internet for a few days cuts into blogging!

    Great history facts. Tonight, nothing to add. But I always look forward to History Mondays

  • At 6:23 PM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    Cyndi honey, I didn't know Ike was a problem for you too!! Hope everything's okay!

  • At 10:50 PM, Blogger Pat said…

    The good thing is, we now have a remote control, so that we can fast forward through those 999 commercials.
    1647-Massachusetts establishes the first public school system in America.
    1913- The Los Angeles Aqueduct is completed, and water begins to flow.
    1934-The gangsters Bonnie and Clyde are shot and killed by six Texas Rangers in northern Louisiana.
    1974- People Magazine publishes its first issue.

  • At 7:57 AM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    Pat, right there with ya! Thank God for Fast Forward!!!

    You had some really good ones! Once my grandma and grandpa were traveling the back roads in Louisiana and she reached over the back seat for her son--people on the side of the road thought she was Bonnie reaching for her Gat and jumped into a ditch! LOL

  • At 11:18 AM, Blogger Pat said…

    That little story about your grand parents left me with my mouth hanging open. Now THERE'S some interesting family history!!!

  • At 9:10 AM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    Hey Pat, yep, I always loved that story too. Apparently Bonnie had the habit of leaning over the back seat for her trusty weapon--even long before TV, people knew all about 'em....


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