On This Day…

On This Day…


We are glad you are here! Thank you for making us part of your weekend.
As we inch closer to Christmas many of us are making and checking our “To-Do” lists, it can be a lot. Which is why we like to intentionally slow down just a bit on Saturday morning with a simple “scroll down memory lane.”

It’s 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, take a deep breath, relax…and let’s scroll!

Today is Saturday, December 23rd, the 357th day of the year.

On this day:

In 1888, during a mental breakdown, artist Vincent van Gogh cut off part of his own ear.

In 1913, the Federal Reserve Act was signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson. The act established 12 Federal Reserve Banks.

In 1941, American forces on Wake Island surrendered to the Japanese during World War Two.

In 1942, Bob Hope agreed to entertain troops in Alaska. It was the first of many Bob Hope Christmas shows for United States servicemen around the world.

In 1947, the transistor was invented by John Bardeen, Walter H. Brattain and William Shockley.

In 1968, the crew of the USS Pueblo walked across the Bridge of No Return following their release by North Korea. The bridge is the area between North and South Korea. The crew had been held captive for eleven months on charges of spying.

In 1986, Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager became the first airplane pilots to fly nonstop around the world. By spending 216 hours in the air, the pair also broke the record for continuous flying hours.

In 1997, Terry Nichols was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and conspiracy for his role in the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City.

In 2007, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant became the youngest player in NBA history to reach 20-thousand career points.

In 2007, renowned Canadian jazz musician Oscar Peterson died at the age of 82.

In 2015, “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice was released from prison in Danbury, Connecticut after serving nearly a year on a federal fraud conviction. The 43-year-old reality TV star and her husband were charged with mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, and bankruptcy fraud.

In 2015, the Department of Homeland Security announced a new policy that allows TSA to force passengers to go through body scanners.

In 2018, Miley Cyrus married actor Liam Hemsworth in Tennessee. The couple divorced in January of 2020.

And that brings us here to this day.

Whatever plans you have on this 12.23.2023 here’s hoping there are moments along the way for you to record on the pages of your own personal history books.

Thanks for stopping by!

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