On This Day…

On This Day…


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

As we sink into March, it can sometimes feel like the week is long, and the To-Do list is even longer. With the stress that can sometimes accompany every day life, we like to take a different approach on weekend mornings and begin with a simpler “scroll down memory lane.”

This is just a way to look back on the pages of history to events that happened on these dates before we head out into the world and make new history today. So, grab your favorite sippin’ drink and let’s scroll!

Tomorrow is Sunday, March 10th, the 70th day of the year.

On this day:

In 1862, the United States government issued its first paper money. The denominations were five, ten and 20-dollars.

In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell sent the first clear telephone message. The first words spoken into his new invention were quote, “Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you.”

In 1913, social reformer Harriet Tubman died.

In 1945, 300 United States B-29 bombers launched an air assault on Tokyo. The attack, known as the Great Tokyo Air Raid, killed 100-thousand people.

In 1969, James Earl Ray pled guilty to the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. He was sentenced to 99 years in prison for the murder.

In 1985, Russian leader Konstantin Chernenko died after only 13 months in office.

In 1988, singer Andy Gibb died at the age of 30. He was part of the musical group The Bee Gees with his brothers Barry and Robin Gibb.

In 1995, after sitting out the 1993-1994 NBA season to pursue a career in baseball with the Chicago White Sox, basketball superstar Michael Jordan announced his retirement from baseball. He returned to basketball later in the year.

In 1997, “Blondie” cartoonist Stan Drake died at the age of 75.

In 1998, actor Lloyd Bridges died at the age of 85. He starred in several projects including the film “Airplane” and the television miniseries “Roots.”

In 2004, a Virginia judge officially sentenced the second of the two convicted Washington, D.C.-area snipers to life in prison. One juror said 19-year-old Lee Boyd Malvo should be spared the death penalty because he was heavily influenced by his accomplice John Allen Muhammad. A day earlier, Muhammad was sentenced to death for his role in the sniper attacks that terrorized the D.C. area in October 2002.

In 2011, actor Charlie Sheen filed a 100-Million-dollar lawsuit against Warner Bros. and “Two and a Half Men” creator Chuck Lorre, citing wrongful dismissal from his CBS sitcom. The lawsuit was also filed on behalf of the show’s cast and crew.

In 2012, Canadian skier Nik Zoricic died following a crash during a World Cup event in Switzerland. The 29-year-old slammed into the safety nets following the final jump on the course.

In 2016, the world’s first uterine transplant failed, which required removal of the donated organ. The transplant was announced February 25th of this year.

In 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo deployed the national guard to New Rochelle after over 100 cases of COVID-19 were detected within one mile radius.

In 2020, the Russian lower house of Parliament passed legislation to allow leader Vladimir Putin to be “President for life.”

And that brings us here to this day. Whatever plans you have for your own 3.08.2024, here’s hoping 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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