Hello. Welcome to your weekend.
We’re glad you stopped by for our Saturday “scroll down memory lane.”
Sometimes the week can feel long and stressful. On Saturday mornings, we like to slow things down a bit and take a look back at events that happened on this day in the pages of history before we head out into this new day.
So, grab your favorite morning sippin’ drink and let’s scroll!
Today is Saturday, October 23rd, the 296th day of the year. There are 69 days until the end of the year.
On this day:
In 1915, 25-thousand women marched in New York City demanding the right to vote.
In 1941, Walt Disney’s animated classic “Dumbo” was released in theaters across the U.S..
In 1950, actor Al Jolson died at the age of 64.
In 1962, 12-year-old Steveland Morris Judkins recorded his first single, “Thank You for Loving Me All the Way,” for Motown Records. He later became known as Little Stevie Wonder.
In 1973, President Richard Nixon agreed to turn over White House tape recordings to Watergate judge John Sirica.
In 1978, a forest fire burned singer Neil Young’s house to the ground.
In 1979, Monty Python’s “Life of Brian” opened in theaters across the U.S..
In 1983, 237 U.S. Marines stationed in Lebanon were killed when a suicide truck bomber crashed into the U.S. compound at Beirut International Airport.
In 1991, despite the charges of sexual harassment brought by Anita Hill, Clarence Thomas was sworn in as the nation’s 106th Supreme Court Justice.
In 1995, former Selena fan club president Yolanda Saldivar was convicted of murdering the Tejano music star outside of a Texas motel on March 31, 1995.
In 1998, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat signed a breakthrough land-for-peace agreement at the White House.
In 2004, pop singer Ashlee Simpson created a media buzz after a performance on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” when it was revealed during a musical miscue that she was using a pre-recorded vocal track in her supposed live performance. Simpson later said she had to use guided vocals to lip-sync the performance because she had lost her voice that day.
In 2015, ESPN pulled its content from YouTube over rights issues.
In 2019, Google claims it was able to perform a calculation in 3 minutes that would take a super computer 10-thousand-years to do. This is called Quantum Supremacy.
In 2020, Bruce Springsteen’s 20th studio album was released. The album entitled “Letter To You” was recorded with the E Street Band.
And that brings us here to this day.
Whatever plans you have for your day ahead, here’s hoping there are moments to record in the pages of your own personal history on 10.23.2021.
Thanks for stopping by.