On This Day…

On This Day…

Welcome to your weekend. We’re glad you are here.

Sometimes the week can feel long, stressful, or just plain exhausting. For that reason we like to do something a little different on Saturday mornings. A way to slow down and ease into your day by taking a look back at events that happened on this day in history before we head out to make new history today.

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

Today is Saturday, May 27th, the 147th day of the year.

On this day:

In 1647, the first recorded American execution of a so-called witch took place in Salem, Massachusetts with the hanging of Achsah Young.

In 1873, the first Preakness Stakes was run at Pimlico Race Track in Baltimore, Maryland. 

In 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California opened to the public for the first time. 

In 1969, construction began on Walt Disney World park in Florida.

In 1994, “The Arsenio Hall Show” aired it’s final broadcast.

In 1994, Larry King had his final radio show.

In 1995, actor Christopher Reeve was paralyzed when he was thrown from a horse while competing in a jumping event in Virginia.

In 1998, the government’s star witness in the Oklahoma City bombing case, Michael Fortier, was sentenced to 12 years in prison after apologizing for not warning anyone about the plot to bomb the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.  The blast killed 168 people.

In 2006, more than six-thousand people were killed after a six-point-two magnitude quake devastated Indonesia’s main island of Java.  The temblor shook Indonesia’s ancient royal city of Yogyakarta, about 275 miles east of Jakarta.   

In 2011, actor Jeff Conaway, best known for his roles in TV’s “Taxi” and the movie “Grease,” died at the age of 60. 

In 2012, severe weather in the Washington, D.C. area forced the cancellation of the National Memorial Day Concert in mid-program.  Attendees were asked to evacuate the outdoor event and PBS offered regrets about having to cancel the program due to “unforeseen circumstances.” 

In 2016, Doctor Henry Heimlich used the maneuver he invented to save a woman for the first time.  While he’s demonstrated the technique numerous times in his life, this was the first time the 96-year-old had actually performed it on someone who was choking.  

In 2016, Barack Obama became the first American president to ever visit the site of the 1945 nuclear bombing in Hiroshima.  Obama laid a wreath at the memorial in the Japanese city where the world’s first atomic weapon was used, killing 140-thousand people.

In 2017, Southern rock pioneer Gregg Allman died at the age of 69.  A statement on his website said the co-founder of the Allman Brothers Band died peacefully at his home in Savannah, Georgia.

In 2020, Johns Hopkins University reports America passed over 100-thousand-lives lost to the coronavirus.

In 2021, the hit sitcom “Friends” reunion premieres, 17 years after the series ended.

In 2022, the sequel “Top Gun Maverick” is released in theaters 36 years after the original film “Top Gun”.

And that brings us here to this day. So, whatever plans you have for your own 5.27.2023 we wish you moments along the way to record on the pages of your own personal history books!

Thanks for stopping by!

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