On This Day…

On This Day…

Hello! Welcome to your weekend. We thank you for making a stop by the 7.1.5 Newsroom and aim to bring you the headlines and news you need, plus some extra information and “fun stuff” along the way.

Every Saturday morning we do a bit of the fun stuff and take a “scroll down memory lane” with a peek back on events that happened on this day in history.

So, grab your favorite sippin’ drink and lets take that scroll below!

Today is Saturday, November 21st, the 326th day of the year.  There are 40 days until the end of the year.

On this day:

In 1877, Thomas Edison announced the invention of his phonograph. 

In 1922, Rebecca Felton of Georgia became the first woman to serve in the United States Senate.

In 1944, “The Roy Rogers Show” was heard for the first time on the Mutual Broadcasting System.

In 1958, Baseball Hall-of-Famer Mel Ott died at the age of 49.

In 1976, The movie “Rocky” starring Sylvester Stallone opened in theaters on this date.

In 1980, 87 people died in a fire at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In 1980, 83-million viewers tuned in to “Dallas” to find out “Who Shot J-R?.”

In 1988, Baseball Hall-of-Famer Carl Hubbell died at the age of 85. 

In 1993, actor Bill Bixby died of cancer at the age of 59.  He is best remembered for his roles on “My Favorite Martian” and “The Incredible Hulk.”

In 2005, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon resigned from his ruling Likud Party and announced plans to form his own centrist political group called National Responsibility.  Sharon said his new party would continue to move toward peace in the Middle East.

In 2013, Senate Democrats successfully maneuvered to change Senate rules to curb filibusters.  Invoking the so-called nuclear option, the rule change altered the procedural threshold for presidential nominees from 60 votes to a simple majority in the 100 member Senate. 

In 2015, Democrat John Bel Edwards won Louisiana governor’s election.  He became the only Democratic governor south of Virginia.  

In 2017, after eight women accused CBS TV host Charlie Rose of sexual harassment, Rose is fired.

In 2019, Elon Musk announced Tesla’s Cybertruck.

And that brings us here to 11.21.2020. So, whatever your day has in store here’s hoping it is one for the record books. Thanks for taking time to stop by…come back soon!

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