Hello. Welcome to your weekend!
Thank you for spending some of your time with us.
During this time of the year it can seem like there are never enough hours in the day to accomplish all we need to. For that reason, we like to start Saturday mornings with an intentional slow down. We call it our “scroll down memory lane.” It’s a simple look back at events that happened on these dates in history before we head out to make new history this weekend.
So, grab your favorite sippin’ drink and let’s scroll as we look ahead-and look back-at Sunday!
Tomorrow is Sunday, December 10th, the 344th day of the year.
On this day:
In 1817, Mississippi became the 20th state in the Union.
In 1896, Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel died. He founded the Nobel Prizes.
In 1906, former President Theodore Roosevelt became the first American to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
In 1927, radio announcer George Hay introduced the “WSM Barn Dance” as the “Grand Ole Opry.” It changed the name of the program forever.
In 1946, the Toys for Tots campaign was organized.
In 1946, Baseball Hall-of-Famer Walter Johnson died at the age of 59.
In 1953, Hugh Hefner published the first “Playboy” magazine. The magazine featured a nude calendar photo of actress Marilyn Monroe.
In 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
In 1967, Hall-of-Fame soul singer Otis Redding was killed in a plane crash in Wisconsin.
In 1977, legendary University of Kentucky basketball coach Adolph Rupp died at the age of 76. He coached Kentucky to four national titles during his 44-year career.
In 1990, Occidental Petroleum founder Armand Hammer died at the age of 92.
In 1996, former South African President Nelson Mandela signed a law ending apartheid.
In 1999, more than two million people marched in Cuba to demand the return of Elian Gonzalez — the young Cuban refugee who was found adrift in waters along the Florida coast. His case became an international custody battle between his Miami relatives and his family in Cuba.
In 2005, comedian Richard Pryor died of heart failure at the age of 65. The comic legend had battled multiple sclerosis since 1986.
In 2005, country singers Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood married at their home in Owasso, Oklahoma.
In 2005, former senator Eugene McCarthy died at the age of 89.
In 2006, a week after suffering a heart attack, former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet died at the age of 91.
In 2009, former President Barack Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize.
In 2012, Google starts selling laptops for 99 dollars.
In 2013, General motors gets its a new CEO Mary Barra. She becomes the first female CEO of a major automotive company.
In 2018, Mikhail Popkov is sentenced to life in prison for the murders of 56 people. This makes him the most prolific mass murder in Russia.
In 2019, six people died after a shooting in a New Jersey cemetery and kosher supermarket.
In 2021, a tornado struck across the states, Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, and Kentucky, killing at least 70 people and completely destroying some towns.
That brings us here to this day. Whatever plans you have for your 12.09.2023 here’s hoping there are moments along the way to record on the pages of your own personal history books.
Thanks for stopping by!