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Monday, September 29, 2008

History Day.........

Ahhh. History Day again!! The picture on the left (while it may not be a sketch of the building the moment this happened....) is of Scotland Yard. Obviously, the old one!

1829, London's reorganized police force, which became known as Scotland Yard, went on duty!

And in other news....

1866, Harper's Weekly featured a cartoon about reconstruction--(what they found funny in that is beyond me)

1920, Radios for TEN BUCKS! a store in Pittsburgh PA ran that ad today........

1946, The Adventures of Sam Spade debuted on radio...(which if you'd purchased one in PA, you were covered)

1957, Baseball's New York Giants played their last game at the Polo Fields before moving to San Francisco for the next season

1978 Pope John Paul I was found dead in his Vatican apartment, one month after being named Pope ( do you remember that? I do. He seemed like such a nice guy.......and I'm still suspicious)

1982 Cyanide laced Tylenol caplets claimed the first of seven victims (the case is still not solved)

1988 Space shuttle Discovery successfully launched marking our return to space after the Challenger disaster

1989 Zsa Zsa Gabor was convicted of battery for slapping a Beverly Hills cop who had the nerve to pull her over because she broke the law! What was he thinking?

Okay, that's it for me. What've you got?


  • At 12:39 PM, Blogger Pat said…

    Hey I remember transistor radios. I still have one packed away somewhere.
    1888- George Eastman mass markets his box camera, making photography more accessible.
    1941- The Mount Rushmore National Memorial in south Dakota is completed. The massive sculpture showcases the four presidents, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln.
    1962- The Braille system of printing and writing, is applied to the typewriter.
    1975- Junko Tabei of Japan is the first woman to climb Mount Everest.

  • At 1:17 PM, Blogger Jennifer said…

    Sadly, we've made history today with the biggest stock drop ever. But I like your facts better! I remember the Cyanide laced Tylenol caplets really well, and who could forget that famous cop-slap heard around the world.

  • At 2:25 PM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    Whoa, Pat! Excellent! I still have my first transistor radio, too! LOL.....and thanks to George Eastman.

    Mount Rushmore and Braille typing! Man, you find good ones.

  • At 2:26 PM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    Hi Jen....

    Yep, stocks are down, but man, if I had a ton of extra money, I'd be buying like crazy right now!!


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