On This Day…

On This Day…

Hello. Thank you for spending some time with us today. We’re glad you are here!

When it comes to the weekends, they sometimes fill up even faster than the week or you might find yourself facing a long list of tasks and to-do’s. We get it.

That’s why we like to take time on Saturday morning to slow things down a bit with a simple “scroll down memory lane.” It’s just a peek back at events that happened on this day in history before we step out to make new history today. So, grab your favorite sippin’ drink and let’s scroll!

Today is Saturday, April 27th, the 118th day of the year.

On this day:

In 1865, more than 14-hundred people were killed when the steamship “Sultana” exploded en route to Cairo, Illinois. “The Sultana” was carrying some 23-hundred passengers, many of whom were Union soldiers returning home after the Civil War.

In 1937, the nation’s first Social Security checks were distributed.

In 1946, the “S-S African Star” became the first commercial carrier ship to be equipped with radar.

In 1965, Hall-of-Fame newscaster and commentator Edward R. Murrow died at the age of 57.

In 1965, R-C Duncan received a patent for “Pampers” brand disposable diapers.

In 2005, thousands gathered in Toulouse, France to witness the historic test flight of the world’s largest aircraft — the Airbus A-380. The three-hour maiden voyage proved to be a huge success. The Airbus A380 is a twin-deck plane designed to routinely carry around 550 passengers on long-haul flights. It cost more than 15-billion dollars to design and build.

In 2011, in an attempt to silence critics who continued to question his place of birth, President Obama posted a copy of his birth certificate on the White House website to prove that he was born in Hawaii and is indeed a United States citizen.

In 2011, tornadoes ravaged states in the Deep South leaving dozens of people dead and hundreds of others injured. A state of emergency was declared for Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Tennessee and almost 40 counties in Mississippi.

In 2016, it was announced that Prince’s Paisley Park was going to be turned into a museum in Chanhassen, Minnesota in his honor.

In 2018, South Korean president Moon Jae-In and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met for a summit. Kim met Moon Jae-in at the border, shook his hand, and then walked to the other side for a welcoming ceremony. It marked the first time a North Korean leader has been in South Korea since the Korean War.

In 2019, Pope Francis donated 500-thousand dollars to migrants on their way to the U.S. who became stranded in Mexico.

In 2019, one person was killed and three others were injured after a shooter opened fire in a synagogue in California.

In 2020, the world passed three million known cases of the coronavirus.

In 2022, SpaceX launched its Crew Dragon capsule with four astronauts. This included Jessica Watkins, making her the first black woman to serve on an extended mission on the International Space Station.

In 2023, after 1,196 episodes James Corden’s final appearance as host of “The Late Late Show” aired on CBS.

In 2023, talk show host Jerry Springer died at the age of 79.

And that brings us here to this day. Whatever plans you have on your own 4.27.2024 here’s hoping there are moments along the way to record on the pages of your own personal history books.

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