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Monday, October 13, 2008

History Day........

Here we are again with another History Day! Photo on the left... the White House. Right now, the most contested piece of real estate in the world.....sigh.....But back in the day, it was simply called the President's House..and on this day in 1792, the cornerstone was laid by George Washington himself.

In other news.........

1775, the Continental Congress gave the go ahead to start building what would become the United States Navy

1845 Texas ratified a state constitution

1903 the Boston Americans won the first World Series title

1939, Harry James and his band recorded ON A LITTLE STREET IN SINGAPORE, starring a very young and skinny singer, Frank Sinatra

1951, a football with a rubber covering was used for the first time during a Georgia Tech game in Atlanta

1960, the third Kennedy/Nixon debate took place, with Nixon in Hollywood and Kennedy in New York. (Had to be hard shouting loud enough to be heard)

1963, Beatlemania hit the London Palladium as the Beatles made their first appearance on a BBC show. Four months later, Beatlemania hit the states!

1979, Michael Jackson (back when he was really something amazing), hit number 1 on the charts with DON'T STOP TILL YOU GET ENOUGH

1981, Egyptians voted to elect Vice President Mubarek the new President one week after the assassination of Anwar Sadat

Oh and on an aside, we're celebrating Columbus Day today........remember when it was a real holiday??

That's what I've got....let's hear it, everybody!


  • At 9:48 AM, Blogger Jennifer said…

    Maureen, I always feel smarter after reading your history day blog! I'm going to have to go look up that song by Michael Jackson--it's not registering with me for some reason. He really was an amazing talent, and now he's just sad to see.

  • At 10:36 AM, Blogger Ellen said…

    OK let's see what I can come up with.....

    1843 - the Jewish organization B'nai B'rith was founded in NYC

    1943 - Italy declared war on Germany, it's one time Axis partner

    1944 - US troops entered Aachen, Germany during WWII

    1947 - "Kukla, Fran, & Ollie premiered

    1962 - "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf opened on Broadway

    1963 - "Beatlemania" is coined after the Beatles appear at the Palladium; their first appearance of a major TV show

    1974 - Ed Sullivan died at 72

    1988 - The Bishop of Turin announced that the Shroud of Turin did not withstand scientific testing

  • At 10:36 AM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    Jen, you're so right. He was He's a mystery, poor man.....

  • At 10:37 AM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    Ellen......some amazing ones, as usual! BUT....hehehehe I got Beatlemania before you did! =)

    And I'm sorry. The Shroud of Turin still works for me!

  • At 10:38 AM, Blogger Pat said…

    It's interesting that the schools don't recognize Columbus Day as a holiday, but yet the public libraries do. Works for me though, it means I have today off.
    1920- The Mexican revolutionary, Pancho Villa, surrenders to the Mexican government. He is given a pension for life, and retires to a country ranch.
    1940- Hattie McDaniel becomes the first black woman to win an oscar for Best Supporting Actress in the movie "Gone With The Wind".
    1960- The movie "Psycho" hits the theaters.
    1979- Mother Teresa of Calcutta is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her work among the poor.

  • At 10:39 AM, Blogger Ellen said…

    OOPS - I messed up again and repeated on of yours about the Beetles. Darn I'm going to have to figure out a better way to keep track of yours and mine at the same time.

  • At 10:45 AM, Blogger Pat said…

    Ohhh....I LOVED Kukla, Fran, and Ollie!!!!

  • At 10:49 AM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    LOL....Kukla Fran and Ollie stayed on the air a long time, didn't they?? Sooo cute.

    Pat, I'm with you on Columbus! But since I work at home, no day off. sigh.....

  • At 12:38 PM, Blogger Kate Carlisle said…

    Wow, lots of stuff happened on this day! And I'm like Jen, I feel so much smarter now that I've read your blog! Obviously an optical (?) illusion. :-)

    I'm working today at my usual law office job -- which is so unfair! Of course, I feel that way EVERY day, hee hee!

  • At 5:59 PM, Blogger Arkansas Cyndi said…

    I love History Mondays!

    Jennifer - Micheal Jackson...such a sad situation. He was so talented.

    The Shroud of Turin - that's what faith it. Believing what you can prove.

    I'm late (Tuesday night) as has been my usual. Day late, dollar short! LOL Spent the weekend at a workshop with Deb Dixon (GMC and Big Black Moment). Brain overflowing with info.

    Thanks for History Mondays.

  • At 6:26 PM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    Hey Cyndi!!

    Glad you're still liking History Monday!

    and I'm very jealous. Deb Dixon gives a great GMC workshop!


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