On This Day…

On This Day…

Hello. Welcome to a new day.

Each Saturday morning we like to take a quick “scroll down memory lane.” It’s a quick look back before we head forward into the weekend.

So, grab your favorite sippin’ drink and let’s see what the pages of histroy of written on this day.

Today is Saturday, April 24th, the 114th day of the year.  There are 251 days until the end of the year.

On this day:

In 1888, the Eastman Kodak Company was formed.

In 1944, the United Negro College Fund was incorporated.

In 1974, legendary actor, comedian Bud Abbott died at the age of 78.  He and Lou Costello teamed up to form one of the most popular comic duos of all-time.

In 1995, a package bomb linked to the Unabomber exploded inside the offices of a group lobbying for the wood products industry in Sacramento, California.  The explosion killed one person.

In 2003, in an interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer, country music trio the Dixie Chicks said they were living in fear after group member Natalie Maines set off a firestorm of controversy by telling a London concert audience she was ashamed that President Bush was from the group’s home state of Texas.  While Maines admitted that her words were disrespectful, she would not apologize for questioning the Bush administration’s decision to launch a war against Iraq.

In 2004, cosmetics queen Estée Lauder died at the age of 97. 

In 2008, actor Wesley Snipes was sentenced to three years in a federal prison for tax evasion charges.  The actor was given the maximum sentence by a federal judge in Florida. 

In 2011, Pope Benedict called for an end to fighting in Libya and spoke of those affected by natural disaster during Easter Mass in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican on this date.

In 2016, Grammy award-winning soul singer Billy Paul died at the age of 81.  The Philadelphia native was best known for his 1972 hit single “Me and Mrs. Jones.”

In 2018, genealogy websites lead to the arrest of Joseph DeAngelo.  He charged with eight murders of the Golden State Killer.

And that brings us here to this day. So whatever is ahead for you today, we wish you a day filled with moments for your own record book.

Thanks for stopping by.

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