On This Day…

On This Day…

Hello. Welcome to your weekend.

We’re glad you are here!

After the hectic hustle of a week we like to take Saturday mornings as a chance for lighter look back before we move forward into the day.

This is a simple “scroll down memory lane.” A peek pack into the events that have lead us here. So, grab your favorite morning sippin’ drink and lets scroll!

Today is Saturday, July 10th, the 191st day of the year.  There are 174 days until the end of the year.

On this day:

In 1890, Wyoming became the 44th state on this date. 

In 1900,  RCA’s trademark logo “His Master’s Voice” was registered with the U.S. Patent Office.  The logo features a dog looking into the horn of a gramophone machine.

In 1913,  the temperature reached 134 degrees Farenheit in Death Valley, California.  It was the hottest recorded temperature ever in the United States.

In 1929,  the U.S. Government began issuing paper money in the size we now use.

In 1938,  millionaire Howard Hughes completed his flight around the world.  The flight took 91 hours.

In 1962,  the “Telstar” communications satellite was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida. 

In 1965,  The Rolling Stones hit the top of the music charts with “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.”

In 1971,  Tony Conigliaro of the Boston Red Sox announced his retirement from baseball.  His career was cut short after he was hit in the eye by a pitch.

In 1975,  Cher filed for divorce from rock star Greg Allman.

In 1985,  The Coca-Cola Company announced the original Coke would be returning to store shelves under the name Coca-Cola Classic. 

In 1989, celebrated cartoon voice Mel Blanc died on this date at the age 81.  Blanc was the voice behind Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Woody Woodpecker and others. 

In 1990, Mikhail Gorbachev resumed his role as leader of the Soviet Communist Party after he was voted back in during an election. 

In 1991, citing its “profound transformation” toward racial equality, President Bush lifted economic sanctions against South Africa. 

In 1997, caving in to public pressure, RJR Nabisco announced plans to replace the cartoon character Joe Camel in its new tobacco ads.

In 1997, London scientists said a DNA analysis from a Neanderthal skeleton supported the theory that all humanity descended from an “African Eve” who lived some 100-thousand to 200-thousand years ago.

In 1999, the United States women’s soccer team won the World Cup, beating China 5-to-4 on penalty kicks after 120 minutes of scoreless play at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.

In 2000, two days after winning the women’s singles championship, Venus Williams teamed with sister Serena to capture the women’s doubles crown.

In 2005, residents of Florida, Alabama and Mississippi were encouraged to evacuate as Hurricane Dennis made its way toward the U.S.  A year earlier Hurricane Ivan devastated many parts of the same states.

In 2009, Gary, Indiana, the city of pop star Michael Jackson’s birth, held a memorial in his honor.  The program was held three days after a massive public memorial was held for Jackson in Los Angeles.  Thousands of people from around the country, including some members of the Jackson family, attended the service.

In 2016, Police arrested 102 people after a demonstration in protest of Alton Sterling’s death turned violent in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 

In 2018, the Trump administration fell short of meeting a deadline to reunite around 100 migrant children with their parents.  Officials said 38 kids have been reunited with their families.  U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw had concluded that 63 of the group of about 100 kids must be reunited by the deadline, noting the other cases were more complicated. 

And that brings us here to this day.

So, whatever your plans are we wish you a day full of events that will mark the pages of your own personal history.

Thanks for stopping by.

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