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Sunday, February 21, 2010

History Day.,..........

History Day--Since I am determined to make sure that ALL history is mentioned somewhere--

In 1630, popcorn was introduced to the colonists in America by Quadequine, brother of Massasoit, brought of bag of the stuff to dinner on this date. There was no movie--unfortunately. But they did all sit around and watch a lovely sunset--sorta like a movie. Wonder if the popcorn was buttered?

1819, Spain ceded Florida and all colonies east of the Mississippi to the U.S., for five million dollars. (Now that's when money really meant something!)

1879, Frank Woolworth opened his first 5 and 10 cent store in Utica, New York

1923, The first chinchilla farm was opened in Los Angeles, CA

1956, Elvis Presley hit the music charts for the first time with HEARTBREAK HOTEL (and now we're all humming it. you know you are!)

1969, Barbara Jo Rubin became the first U.S. woman to win a thoroughbred horse race. She was riding Cohesion at Charlestown race course in West Virginia.

1980, The Miracle on the Ice! the U.S. hockey team beat Russia in a come from behind victory at the Olympics. Two days later, the U.S. team beat Finland to win the gold medal.

1992, Kristi Yamaguchi won the gold medal for the U.S. in women's figure skating.

So, anybody else?? What've you got?


  • At 7:48 PM, Blogger Pat said…

    Yah-hoo popcorn!! I don't know what I would do without it in my life. If you're ever at Target shopping, you should try their popcorn. It's really good.
    Uh-oh, I feel an attack of the Elvis coming. "WELL SINCE MY BABY LEFT......"

  • At 1:18 PM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    LOLOL............right there with ya, Pat~!! We need a big bowl of popcorn (will try Target's brand) and a danceathon to Elvis!!

  • At 3:45 AM, Blogger Lacey Devlin said…

    Wow I can't remember the last time I had popcorn... If that's not sad I don't know what is! Who would have thunk that popcorn was 380 years old! Try fitting all of those candles on a cake!

  • At 8:31 AM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    Hi Lacey! I know! Whenever they talk about that first Thanksgiving, they never mention that the wonderful Indians gave us POPCORN!!

  • At 11:32 AM, Blogger Pat said…

    I can remember popping it the "old fashion" way. Pouring oil in a pan, and then putting the kernals in there. Now we have the microwave kind. Don't care which's MINE, all MINE!!!!

  • At 4:09 PM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    LOL, I'll fight you for it, Pat! My dh still swears by the kernels in the,I'll microwave it. MUCH faster!! LOL

  • At 8:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

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  • At 9:42 PM, Blogger Pat said…

    Well thank goodness I don't qualify for ANY of those problems!

  • At 8:32 AM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    LOL Pat.........WHERE do these nutballs come from???????


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