On This Day…

On This Day…

Hello! Welcome to your weekend.

We’re glad you are here with us.

As we soak up the last weekend in March, it might feel like the year is moving at Mach-speed. That’s why we like to take a little time to intentionally slow things down on Saturday morning with a simple “scroll down memory lane.” It’s a way to look back at events that happened on this day in history before we head out to make new history today.

If you are new, welcome! If you have been part of the Saturday scroll for awhile, thank you. Either way, get comfy, grab your favorite sippin’ drink and let’s scroll!

Today is Saturday, March 30th, the 90th day of the year.

On this day:

In 1858, the pencil was patented by Hyman Lipman of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

In 1867, the United States purchased Alaska from Russia for just over seven-million-dollars.

In 1964, the popular game show, “Jeopardy,” aired on NBC Television for the first time. Art Fleming was the host.

In 1981, President Ronald Reagan was shot by a would-be assassin as he left Washington’s Hilton Hotel. Three other people were wounded in the attack. Reagan spent the next two weeks in a hospital recovering from his wounds. John Hinckley Junior was ordered to spend the rest of his life behind bars for the attack.

In 1987, the painting, “Sunflowers,” by Vincent van Gogh sold for almost 40-million-dollars at an auction. The purchase price was more than triple the record amount paid for a painting at the time.

In 1995, a federal court in New York struck down the “don’t ask, don’t tell, don’t pursue” policy that allowed homosexuals to serve in the military under certain conditions. The judge declared the policy unconstitutional.

In 1998, German automaker BMW purchased Rolls Royce in a deal worth 570-million-dollars.

In 2002, England’s Queen Mother died at the age of 101. She was the mother of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.

In 2006, after three months being held hostage, kidnapped American journalist Jill Carroll was released by her captors in Baghdad. She had been abducted while on assignment with the “Christian Science Monitor.”

In 2013, Grammy winning music producer Phil Ramone died at the age of 72.

In 2015, Guitarist Jeremy Brown, 32, a member of Scott Weiland’s band, The Wildabouts, died of drug abuse and heart problems.

In 2017, North Carolina repealed its law that restricted transgender’s use of bathrooms.

In 2020, the International Olympic Committee announced that the postponed 2020 Summer Olympic Games would be held July 23-August 8 in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In 2020, R&B singer Bill Withers died at the age of 81. He is best known for the songs “Ain’t Not sunshine,” “Lean on Me,” and “Just The Two of Us.”

In 2022, Bruce Willis announced he’d be stepping away from acting after being diagnosed with aphasia.

In 2022, the Foo Fighters canceled their world tour after the unexpected death of their drummer Taylor Hawkins.

In 2023, former President Trump was indicted on charges of hush payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels. He is the first U.S. President to face criminal charges.

And that brings us here to this day. So, whatever plans you have for your own 3.30.2024 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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