We’re glad you’re here. Sometimes the week can feel long and heavy, which is why Saturday morning’s we like to take a little lighter “scroll down memory lane.”
It’s a way to sip, scroll, and take a look back on events that have been written in the pages of history to lead us to our new day ahead.
Today is Saturday, May 29th, the 149th day of the year. There are 216 days until the end of the year.
On This Day:
In 1942, actor John Barrymore died in Hollywood at the age of 60.
In 1951, C. F. Blair became the first man to fly over the North Pole in a single engine plane.
In 1953, Mount Everest was conquered as Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tensing Norgay of Nepal became the first climbers to reach the summit.
In 1961, food stamps were first issued in the US.
In 1973, Tom Bradley became the first black mayor of Los Angeles.
In 1974, President Nixon agreed to turn over 12-hundred pages of edited Watergate transcripts.
In 1999, the space shuttle “Discovery” completed the first-ever docking with the international space station.
In 2001, four followers of terrorist mastermind Osama bin Laden were convicted in New York of a global conspiracy to murder Americans, including the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa that killed 224 people.
In 2008, award-winning comic actor Harvey Korman passed away at the age of 81. Korman was best known for his work on “The Carol Burnett Show” and in several Mel Brooks films including “Blazing Saddles” and “History of the World, Part 1.”
In 2009, music producer Phil Spector was sentenced to 19 years to life in prison for the 2003 murder of actress Lana Clarkson. Spector was convicted a month earlier of second degree murder in Clarkson’s shooting death, which happened at his Los Angeles-area mansion. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer was also ordered to pay more than 26-thousand dollars in restitution. Spector’s first trial ended in a mistrial when the jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict.
In 2010, actor and director Dennis Hopper died after a battle with cancer. He was 74.
In 2016, rookie driver Alexander Rossi is the winner of the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.
In 2018, Starbucks closed over 8-thousand of their stores for racial bias training.
In 2019, the World Health Organization no longer considers being transgender as a mental illness.
And that brings us here to today. Whatever your 5.29.2021 has in store we hope there are moments made for your own personal history books.
Thanks for stopping by.