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Monday, November 23, 2009

History Day...

History Day! Okay, the picture on the left is a little off, but YOU try to find a picture of the first Jukebox! That's right, the first Nickle in the Slot jukebox was born on this day in 1889 in the Palais Royale saloon in San Francisco! It took in $1000 in its first six months! (And that's when a buck was really a buck!)
1835, the horseshoe manufacturing machine was patented by Henry Burden of Troy, NY. (Troy, unfortunately, could not see the future--cars.)

1903, Enrico Caruso famous Italian tenor made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera House in NYC

1936, LIFE magazine was born--Great pictures in that magazine.

1938, Bob Hope recorded what would become his theme song--THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES

1958, Ronald and Nancy Reagan appear together in the GE theatre production of A TURKEY FOR THE PRESIDENT.....(prescient? you make the call.)

1998, Wall Street Journal announced "States agree to $206 billion Tobacco Deal" ..the money was to be paid by the tobacco industry to help 46 states cover costs of treating people with tobacco related illnesses. (Isn't that like fining Twinkies and making them pay for diet programs? Or ooh. Fining shoemakers and making them pay for bunion cushions? Oh, never mind. That's just me. Rambling.)

Okay you guys, what've you got for me??


  • At 10:01 AM, Blogger Amy said…

    Here's my shot, Maureen!
    In 1943, during World War II, U.S. forces seized control of Tarawa and Makin atolls from the Japanese.
    (FYI, on EVERY Marine Base there is a street named Tarawa)
    In 1959, the musical "Fiorello!" starring Tom Bosley as legendary New York Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, opened on Broadway.
    In 1963, President Lyndon B. Johnson proclaimed Nov. 25 a day of national mourning following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
    (Yesterday was the anniversary of JFK's death)
    In 1971, the People's Republic of China was seated in the U.N. Security Council.

    One year ago: The government unveiled a bold plan to rescue Citigroup, injecting a fresh $20 billion into the troubled firm as well as guaranteeing hundreds of billions of dollars in risky assets.

    Oh yeah, we see how that was helpful to the rest of the USA!

  • At 12:56 PM, Blogger Pat said…

    I remember those smaller jukeboxes that sat on the tables at restaurants. Now THAT'S a part of history that I'm sad is no longer around.

  • At 2:58 PM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    Good ones, Amy!! Love the Tarawa info...and Go Marines!!

    Wow, yesterday was the anniversary of JFK's assasination. Didn't even think of it at the time. How terrible is that??

    And oh, don't get me started on the stupid bailouts!!! grumble....

  • At 2:58 PM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    Pat, exactly!! I LOVED those things!

  • At 3:23 PM, Blogger Lacey Devlin said…

    I miss the jukebox too! Maybe if we riot in the streets we can get them back...

  • At 6:28 PM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    I LOVE your attitude, Lacey!! Right there with ya.....

    Whose stupid idea was to get RID of the things?

  • At 10:09 PM, Blogger Pat said…

    I'm guessing so called "modern technology" killed them off. And I'm sure that THIS generation, would die laughing at the thought of paying to listen to one song.

  • At 9:16 AM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    Pat, you're probably today. LOL.......They just don't know what they're missing!


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