On This Day…

On This Day…

Hello. We’re glad you are here!

Thank you for spending some time with the 715 and making us part of your day. As the weeks creep closer to Summer and our temps start to climb it can seem like stress heats up as well. That’s why we like to intentionally slow down a bit on weekend mornings and start your day with a simpler “scroll down memory lane.”

It’s a look back at event that happened on this day in history before you head out to make new history day. So, grab your favorite sippin’ drink and let’s scroll!

On this day:

In 1816, the American Bible Society was formed.

In 1910, Montana’s Glacier National Park was established by an act of Congress.

In 1927, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was founded.

In 1928, WGY Television in Schenectady, New York, began the first schedule of regular television programs.

In 1947, B-F Goodrich announced the development of the tubeless tire.

In 1949, the first Polaroid camera went on sale in New York City at a cost of about 90-dollars.

In 1965, Ellis Island was added to the Statue of Liberty National Monument.

In 1981, Hall-of-Fame reggae singer, songwriter Bob Marley died of a brain tumor at the age of 36.

In 1984, the Detroit Tigers set a record for most victories to begin a baseball season. They won 26 of their first 30 games. The Tigers went on to capture the World Series title.

In 1985, cartoonist Chester Gould died at the age of 84. He created the popular comic strip “Dick Tracy.”

In 1987, The trial of former Nazi Gestapo chief Klaus Barbie began in Lyons, France. Dubbed “The Butcher Of Lyons,” Barbie was accused of sending thousands of French Jews and resistance members to their deaths in concentration camps. He was found guilty two months later and sentenced to life in prison.

In 1992, margarita inventor, Carlos “Danny” Herrera died at the age of 90.

In 1994, Isiah Thomas announced his retirement from the Detroit Pistons. In his 13-year career with the Pistons, he led them to two NBA titles.

In 1997, the IBM computer, “Deep Blue,” won a six-game chess match against champion Garry Kasparov.

In 1998, in its first nuclear tests in almost 25 years, India set off three underground atomic blasts.

In 2004, an Islamist website showed the beheading of an American who identified himself as Nick Berg from Philadelphia. A group linked to the al-Qaeda terrorist organization said it beheaded the man in retaliation for the abuse of Iraqi prisoners by some members of the U.S. military and vowed to carry out more executions. Berg’s parents said their 26-year-old son was on the job in Iraq as a radio tower inspector.

In 2004, NBA star Kobe Bryant pleaded not guilty to sexual assault. The charge stemmed from allegations by a 19-year-old hotel worker who said the Los Angeles Lakers star assaulted her in his hotel room in June of 2003. Bryant admitted to having sex with the woman, but says it was consensual.

In 2007, victims of the April 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech University were remembered during a graduation ceremony. In a moving remembrance, names of the 32 victims killed were read as their images were projected on the football stadium scoreboard. Posthumous degrees were awarded to those who lost their lives.

In 2010, David Cameron was appointed Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and, at age 43, became the youngest British Prime Minister in almost 200 years.

In 2014, original Foreigner bassist Ed Gagliardi died of cancer at the age of 62.

In 2015, Picasso’s “The Women of Algiers” sold for over 179-million-dollars at an auction in New York.

In 2020, comedian and actor, Jerry Stiller, died from natural causes at the age of 92.

In 2021, the Biden administration approved the first major U.S. offshore windfarm off the Massachusetts coast.

And that brings us here to this day. Whatever plans you have for your own 5.11.2024 here’s hoping there are moments along the way to record on the pages of your own personal history books.

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