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On This Day…

On This Day…

Hello. It’s cold out. That much we know!

But what about the things we may not know? That’s what this is for. It’s our “scroll down memory lane.” The news of the week can get heavy and we like to take each Saturday morning to just take a lighter look back at events that have happened along the way before we take steps ahead into our new day.

So, grab your favorite sippin’ drink and lets take an easy scroll back, shall we?

Today is Saturday, February 13th, the 44th day of the year.  There are 321 days until the end of the year.

On this day:

In 1741, “The American Magazine” was published for the first time.  It was the first magazine in the American colonies.

In 1883, composer Richard Wagner died at the age of 69. 

In 1914, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) was formed in New York City.  The organization was founded to protect copyrighted music.

In 1920, the National Negro Baseball League was formed.

In 1935, Bruno Richard Hauptmann was found guilty of first degree murder in the kidnapping death of aviator Charles Lindbergh’s infant son.  He was later executed.

In 2000, Charles Schulz’s final “Peanuts” strip ran in Sunday newspapers, the day after the cartoonist died in his sleep at his California home at age 77.

In 2013, Pope Benedict appeared at his final public Mass as leader of the Roman Catholic Church, two days after announcing his plans to resign from the papacy.  Benedict was greeted with thunderous applause at St. Peter’s Basilica for the Ash Wednesday service.

In 2016, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died in his sleep at the age of 79.  He was appointed to the Court by President Ronald Reagan in 1986, where he served until his death.  He was the first Italian-American justice and the longest serving justice on the Supreme Court.     

In 2017, President Trump accepts national security adviser Michael Flynn’s resignation over his dealings with Russia.

In 2017, actor Harrison Ford narrowly avoided crashing with another plane while at the John Wayne Airport in Orange County.

In 2019, NASA confirmed Mars Opportunity rover’s 15 year mission was over.  A sandstorm damaged communications with it.

In 2020, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said January 2020 was the hottest January on record.

Of course, we aren’t feeling much of that heat today. But whatever your plans are for 2.13.21 we’re wishing you moments for your own personal record books On This Day.

Thanks for stopping by!

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