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Monday, October 19, 2009

History Day....



History Day! A big day for the U.S.! In 1781, General Cornwallis surrendered to American forces at Yorktown. Of course, Cornwallis was too big a snob to surrender himself. so he sent his second in command--who was then sent to Washington's second in command. Way to go, George!

1933, Basketball was introduced to the Olympic games (for 1936)

1937, Our favorite check out magazine, Woman's Day, was first published

1937, the radio show Big Town debuted with a heck of a slogan--something that SOME mainstream news organizations should think about today..."The freedom of the press is a flaming sword. Use it justly, hold it high, guard it well."

1944, Marlon Brando made his Broadway debut

1959, Patty Duke made her Broadway debut in The Miracle Worker

1973, Elvis and Priscilla were divorced after six years and one child.

What've you got?

2 Comments:

  • At 1:46 PM, Blogger Amy said…

    Hey Maureen! I've got ...
    In 1967, the U.S. space probe Mariner 5 flew past Venus.

    In 1977, the supersonic Concorde made its first landing in New York City.

    In 1987, the stock market crashed as the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 508 points, or 22.6 percent in value.
    (And we thought THAT was a crash?)

    Amy

     
  • At 6:17 PM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    Whoa, Amy! Good ones! Always wanted to fly on the Concorde... now that ship has sailed......

    and who knew we were flying space probes to Venus in the sixties!!!

    Sad to see we're still having trouble with the stock market, huh??

     

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