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On This Day…

On This Day…

Good morning. Welcome to your weekend!

We are glad you are here as we look back before moving forward into our day.

Each Saturday morning we take a little “scroll down memory lane” and peek at some of the events that have happened along this day in history to lead us here. So, grab your favorite morning sippin’ drink and lets scroll!

Today is Saturday, December 19th, the 354th day of the year.  There are 12 days until the end of the year.

On this day:

In 1903, the Williamsburg Bridge was opened in New York City.  It was America’s first major suspension bridge. 

In 1917, the National Hockey League made its debut.  The original members of the league were the Toronto Arenas, Ottawa Senators, Quebec Bulldogs, Montreal Canadiens and the Montreal Wanderers.

In 1918, Robert Ripley began his “Believe It or Not” column in the “New York Globe.”

In 1985, ABC Sports announced it was releasing announcer Howard Cosell from all television commitments.

In 1998, President Clinton was impeached by the Republican-controlled House on perjury and obstruction of justice articles.  The 42nd chief executive became the second in history to be ordered to stand trial in the Senate, where, like Andrew Johnson before him, he was acquitted.

In 1998, two days after his confession of marital infidelity, Republican House Speaker-elect Bob Livingston told the House he would not serve as its next speaker.

In 2008, struggling automakers finally got the lifeline they’d been waiting for with a more than 17-billion-dollar plan announced by President Bush.  The cash infusion required General Motors and Chrysler to come up with a restructuring plan to make their companies viable by a March 2009 deadline, or return the money. 

In 2012, the investment banking group UBS receives a fine of one-point-five-billion dollars for messing with the Libor rate.

In 2018, 800 flights were delayed or canceled after drones flew over the Gatwick airport in England.

And those are some of the moments that have lead us to this December 19th, 2020. So, whatever today holds for you, here’s hoping it will bring you something to remember in the years ahead.

Enjoy your 12.19.2020.

-THE 7.1.5 NEWSROOM

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