On This Day…

On This Day…

Hello! Welcome to the first days of March. We are glad you are here!

As we sink into 2024 there can sometimes be moments of stress in a workweek, a To-Do list that seems to grow all the time and very little time to reflect and relax. Whew. We get it.

That’s why we like to take a different approach on Saturday mornings with our “scroll down memory lane.” It is an easy way to ease into your weekend. It’s a simple scroll back on events that happened on this day in history before we head out to make new history on this new day.

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

Today is Saturday, March 2nd, the 62nd day of the year.

On This Day:

In 1836, Texas declared its independence from Mexico.

In 1877, Republican Rutherford B. Hayes was declared the winner of the 1876 presidential election over Democrat Samuel J. Tilden, even though Tilden had won the popular vote.

In 1949, the first automatic street light was installed in New Milford, Connecticut.

In 1981, shock-jock Howard Stern began broadcasting on WWDC in Washington D.C.

In 1991, Iraq released CBS newsman Bob Simon and his crew who were held captive for nearly six weeks.

In 1998, the Justice Department said Microsoft Corp. broke a promise and used monopoly power to force its Web browsing software on personal computer makers.

In 1999, singer Dusty Springfield died at her home west of London. She was 59.

In 2003, R&B legend Hank Ballard, best remembered for penning the Chubby Checker hit “The Twist,” died at of throat cancer.

In 2004, officials from NASA announced significant findings on the planet Mars. Among them, the discovery that Mars was once drenched with water and that it provided a good habitable environment for living organisms. It was a significant development in the ongoing quest to determine whether there was ever life on Mars.

In 2004, former Cincinnati Reds owner Marge Schott died at the age of 75.

In 2016, the Department of Justice banned e-cigarettes on commercial airplanes.

In 2016, astronaut Scott Kelly returns home from space with Russian Mikgail Kornienko after almost a year in space, setting a world record.

In 2021, Dr. Seuss Enterprises announces that six books will stop being published because of racist and insensitive imagery.

In 2022, The UN agreed to create legally binding plastic pollution treaty after talks in Kenya. It’s hailed as most significant environmental deal since 2015 Paris climate accord.

In 2023, former attorney Alex Murdaugh was found guilty in the murder of his wife Margaret and his son Paul. He was also convicted on two counts of possession of a weapon during a violent crime. The next day, Murdaugh was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences. Murdaugh still continues to proclaim his innocence.

And that brings us here to this day.

So, whatever plans you have on this 3.2.2024 we hope there are moments along the way to record on the pages of your own personal history books.

Thanks for stopping by!

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