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On This Day…

On This Day…

Hello. Welcome to your day!

The week can sometimes feel long and stressful, so each Saturday morning we like to relax a bit and take a short, lighter “scroll down memory lane.”

It’s just a look back at some of the events that have happened along the way to before we head into a new day.

So, grab your favorite sippin’ drink and let’s see what has happened to lead us here.

Today is Saturday, April 10th, the 100th day of the year.  There are 265 days until the end of the year.

On this day:

In 1849, Walter Hunt of New York City patented the safety pin.  He immediately sold the patent rights for 100-dollars.

In 1866, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, or ASPCA, was incorporated.  The Society was founded by Henry Bergh. 

In 1912, the luxury ocean liner RMS Titanic set sail from Southhampton, England, on her ill-fated maiden voyage. 

In 1955, Dr. Jonas Salk successfully tested the Polio vaccine. 

In 1962, early Beatles bassist Stuart Sutcliffe died of a brain hemorrhage at the age of 21. 

In 1970, Paul McCartney announced he was resigning from The Beatles.  The move officially disbanded perhaps the most influential rock group in history. 

In 1991, actress Natalie Schafer died at the age of 90.  She is best remembered for her role as Lovey Howell on “Gilligan’s Island.”

In 1992, financier Charles Keating Junior was sentenced to nine years in prison for swindling investors out of millions of dollars when his Lincoln Savings and Loan collapsed.  His convictions were later overturned.  

In 1992, comedian Sam Kinison died in a car accident near Needles, California.  He was 38-years-old.

In 1998, British and Irish negotiators reached a landmark settlement in the Northern Ireland peace talks to end 30 years of bitter rivalries and bloody attacks in the region.

In 1998, the anti-impotence drug Viagra began selling on the market. 

In 2008, the International Olympic Committee ordered the relay teammates of disgraced sprinter Marion Jones to return the medals they won in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.  Jones was the first woman to claim five medals in an Olympics, but lost all five when she admitted to steroid use in late 2007.  She was sentenced to six months in jail.

In 2010, a plane carrying Polish President Lech Kaczynski, his wife and a number of Polish government officials crashed while landing at a military airport in Russia.  A total of 96 people were on board the plane.  There were no survivors.  Pilot error was blamed for the crash.

In 2014,  After establishing himself on The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert was named to be David Letterman’s successor on The Late Show.

In 2019, The state of New York declared a public health emergency after a measles outbreak.  There had been 285 cases in Brooklyn.

And that brings us here, to this day.

So, whatever you have planned for your own hours ahead, here’s hoping your 4.10.2021 is one for your own personal record books. Thanks for stopping by!

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