On This Day…

On This Day…

Thank you for spending some time with us this weekend.
We know the week can feel stressful, long, or just plain hard sometimes. Whew.

That’s why we like to take some time on Saturday morning to slow down-if only for a little bit. Whether you are planning to relax and recharge, or already on the go, we are glad you are here!

This is a simple “scroll down memory lane.” A look back at events that happened on these weekend dates in history before we head out to make new history today. So, grab your favorite sippin’ drink and let’s scroll!

On this day:

In 1828, the first edition of Noah Webster’s “American Dictionary of the English Language” was published.

In 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth at Washington’s Ford Theatre.

In 1894, Thomas Edison’s Kinetoscope “peep show” device went on public display in a New York City arcade. The device was a forerunner of the motion picture. It displayed about 13 seconds of images of Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill.

In 1912, the “unsinkable” ship, R-M-S Titanic, struck an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean and began sinking.

In 1985, a record television audience watched Geraldo Rivera open Al Capone’s vault at Chicago’s Lexington Hotel. He found only broken bottles.

In 1986, Desmond Tutu was elected Anglican archbishop of Capetown, South Africa.

In 1986, fighter jets from the United States bombed Libya in response to their role in the bombing of a West Berlin disco. At least 15 people were killed in the attack.

In 1995, actor, singer Burl Ives died at the age of 85. He narrated the Christmas classic “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer.”

In 1995, the United Nations Security Council gave permission to Iraq, still under sanctions for its invasion of Kuwait, to sell two-billion dollars worth of oil to buy food, medicine and other supplies. Iraq rejected the offer.

In 1997, comedienne Ellen DeGeneres revealed, during an interview with “Time” magazine, that she was a lesbian.

In 2007, Hawaiian entertainment icon Don Ho died after suffering an apparent heart attack at his home. He was 76 years old.

In 2012, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted its Class of 2012: Guns n’ Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Donovan, Laura Nyro, Small Faces/Faces, Beastie Boys and Freddie King; producers Don Kirshner, Cosimo Matassa, Tom Dowd and Glyn Johns; and the backing groups The Crickets, The Famous Flames, The Midnighters, The Comets, The Blue Caps and The Miracles.

In 2019, South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg announced his run for president and became the first openly gay candidate to run.

In 2019, multiple tornadoes hit Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas, killing eight people.

In 2021, President Joe Biden announced his decision to pull troops from Afghanistan by September 11th saying, “It’s time to end America’s longest war.”

In 2023, guitarist Mark Sheehan of The Script died at the age of 46.

And that brings us here to this weekend. So, whatever plans you have for your own 4.13.2024 and 4.14.2024 here’s hoping there are moments along the way to record on the pages of your own personal history book.

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