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Monday, January 19, 2009

History Day....




History Day again! Wow, days are going fast......

If you're wondering about the picture on the left...On this day in 1915, George Claude of Paris, France, patented the neon tube advertising light. Just imagine Vegas without George's invention!

And in other news...

1825, Ezra Daggett and Thomas Kensett of NYC patented a canning process to preserve salmon, oysters and lobsters.

1861, Georgia seceded from the Union.

1937, Howard Hughes set a trans-continental air record, flying from Los Angeles to NYC in 7 hours, 28 minutes and 25 seconds. (Okay, the flight takes about 5 hours now. Shouldn't it be faster??)

1953, 68% of all televisions in the nation were tuned to CBS as Lucy Ricardo (Lucille Ball) gave birth to a baby boy. Lucy had a bigger audience than Dwight Eisenhower, who was inaugurated the following day.

1955, a presidential news conference was filmed for TV for the first time, featuring Dwight Eisenhower.

1959, Dick Clark's AMERICAN BANDSTAND was the number one show on television.

1966, Indira Gandhi was appointed India's prime minister

1974, Notre Dame ended UCLA's 88 game winning streak in basketball. (hate basketball...)

1976, the Beatles turned down a 50 million dollar offer to play together again on the same stage.

1981, The US and Iran signed an agreement paving the way to the release of 52 hostages who had been held for more than 14 months.

1983, Klaus Barbi, once a Nazi Gestapo chief was arrested in Bolivia on war crime charges of having tortured and killed thousands of people. He was convicted and died in prison in 1991

2001, president Bill Clinton admitted lying under oath about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky. He also handed in his law license for 5 years.

That's it for me........anybody else??





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