On This Day…

On This Day…

Hello. We are glad you are here!

Thank you for making us part of your day. Welcome to your weekend.

As we near the end of May your Summer months may be filling up fast. Whew! We get it. That’s why we try to slow things down for just a bit on Saturday mornings with your “scroll down memory lane.” It’s look back at events that happened on this day in history before we head out to make new history today.

It’s just an easy and simpler way to start your day. So, grab your favorite sippin’ drink and let’s scroll!

On this day:

In 1844, Stuart Perry patented the gasoline engine.

In 1927, the Ford Motor Company discontinued the Model T. The car was replaced by the Model A.

In 1935, Babe Ruth hit the 712th, 713th and 714th home runs of his career. They would be the last home runs he would ever hit.

In 1961, President Kennedy called on Americans to help work toward putting a man on the moon by the end of the decade.

In 1965, Muhammad Ali knocked out Sonny Liston in the first round of their rematch for Ali’s heavyweight title.

In 1968, St. Louis’ Gateway Arch was dedicated.

In 1977, “Star Wars” opened in theaters across the U.S.

In 1981, 25-year-old Daniel Goodwin scaled the side of Chicago’s Sears Tower dressed in a “Spider man” suit. Goodwin used only three suction cups to climb the world’s tallest building. He was later arrested for trespassing.

In 1990, actor Vic Tayback died at the age of 60. He is best remembered for his role as Mel Sharples on the sitcom “Alice.”

In 1992, Jay Leno replaced the retired Johnny Carson as host of NBC’s “Tonight Show.”

In 2006, former Enron executives Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling were found guilty on several charges related to the company’s collapse. A Houston jury convicted Lay on all six counts of fraud and conspiracy. Skilling was found guilty of 19 counts of conspiracy, fraud, making false statements and insider trading. The energy trading company collapsed into bankruptcy in December 2001.

In 2011, after 25 years, “The Oprah Winfrey Show” signed off for the very last time. Oprah signed off by saying, “I won’t say goodbye, I’ll just say until we meet again. To God be the glory.”

In 2016, the State Department said Hillary Clinton did not comply with the agency’s policies on e-mails and records, by using a private e-mail server. A department inspector general report also blasted the Democratic presidential front runner and her top aides for not cooperating with the review of her e-mails.

In 2017, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg received a honorary degree from Harvard University. He dropped out from the school in 2004.

In 2018, film producer Harvey Weinstein turned himself in to New York police facing charges of rape, and several counts of sexual abuse.

In 2020, a video of George Floyd’s arrest and murder went viral online. It caused public outrage and weeks of protests.

In 2021, the CDC announced that half of all U.S. adults were fully vaccinated, and more than 60-percent had their first shot.

That brings us here to this day. Whatever plans you have for your own 5.25.2024 here’s hoping there are moments along the way to record on the pages of your own personal history books.

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