On This Day…

On This Day…

We are glad you are here.

Sometimes the week can feel long, stressful and overwhelming. That’s why we like to take Saturday mornings as a chance to slow things down a bit and take a simpler “scroll down memory lane.” It’s a look back at events that happened on this day in history before we venture out into this day to make new ones.

So, grab your favorite sippin’ drink and let’s scroll!

Today is Saturday, August 13th.

On this day:

In 1889, William Gray patented the coin operated telephone.

In 1907, the first taxicabs hit the streets of New York City.

In 1910, Florence Nightingale died at the age of 90.  She is considered the founder of modern nursing.

In 1934, cartoonist Al Capp began his famous comic strip “Li’l Abner.”

In 1942, the Walt Disney classic, “Bambi,” opened at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.

In 1942, The “Manhattan Project” commences with aims to deliver an atomic bomb.

In 1961, the East German government closed the border between the east and west sections of Berlin with a barbed wire fence.  The move was made in order to keep people in the eastern section from moving to the non-Communist western side.  The fence was later replaced by a concrete wall.  The Berlin Wall stood until 1989.

In 1982, the teen comedy “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” was released, featuring Sean Penn and Phoebe Cates.

In 1991, inventor Jack Ryan died at the age of 65.  He is best known for creating such toys as the Barbie doll and Hot Wheels.

In 1992, ABC News journalist David Kaplan died while on the job in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia.

In, 1992, Woody Allen began legal action against Mia Farrow to gain custody of their three children.  A judge ruled against Allen in June, 1993.

In 1995, Baseball Hall-of-Famer Mickey Mantle died at the age of 63.  He was suffering from rapidly spreading liver cancer.

In 1997, the cartoon “South Park” debuted on the Comedy Central Network. 

In 1999, a judge ruled Mick Jagger’s marriage to Jerry Hall null and void in both England and in Indonesia where the Rolling Stones frontman and model had a wedding ceremony in 1990.  The two agreed that their marriage was not valid.

In 2004, world famous chef, TV hostess, and best-selling author Julia Child died at the age of 91.  

In 2008, U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps became the most decorated Olympic gold medalist in history after picking up two more gold medals at the Summer Games in Beijing, China on this date to bring his career total to eleven.  A group of four athletes, including Americans Carl Lewis and Mark Spitz, previously held the old record with nine.   

In 2011, a stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair was blamed for the deaths of at least four people and numerous injuries.  Strong winds brought on a storm in the Indianapolis area caused the rigging to collapse on the crowd in front of the stage.  The accident took place right before country duo Sugarland was scheduled to perform.

In 2013, California became the first state to create rights in law for transgender school children.  This law would make public schools from kindergarten to twelfth grade to use restrooms based on preference.

In 2015, NBC officially fired Donald Trump from the “Celebrity Apprentice.”  The network cut ties with Trump after his comments about Mexican immigrants. 

In 2019, CBS and Viacom announced they are merging companies with a combined 28-billion-dollar revenue.

And that brings us here to this day.

So, whatever plans you have for your own personal 8.13.2022, here’s hoping it is a day full of moments to record along the way.

Thanks for stopping by!

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