On This Day…

On This Day…

Hello. We’re glad you are here.

We are tipping into June and you might be feeling the days heat up not just on the thermometer, but on your social calendar as well. Work, Summer schedules, camping trips, family vacations, the every day errands. Whew. It can be a lot to juggle…even when we love our lives!

That’s why we like to take a different approach on Saturday mornings with a simpler “scroll down memory lane.” It’s just an easy way to ease in to a weekend by looking back at events that happened on these dates in history before we head out to make new history on these days.

So, grab your favorite sippin’ drink and let’s scroll!

On this day:

In 1790, the first copyright given for a book was registered to “The Philadelphia Spelling Book.”

In 1822, the first patent for false teeth was given to Charles Graham.

In 1870, novelist Charles Dickens died in England at the age of 58. His work includes “A Christmas Carol,” “Oliver Twist,” and “A Tale of Two Cities.”

In 1943, Congress authorized legislation signaling the go-ahead for a withholding tax.

In 1959, the United States launched its first nuclear sub — The George Washington — with ballistic missiles.

In 1973, Secretariat won the Belmont Stakes en route to winning horse racing’s Triple Crown.

In 1980, comedian Richard Pryor suffered third-degree burns over most of his body while free-basing cocaine. He was hospitalized for more than two months.

In 1986, the Rogers Commission released the report of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. The report criticized NASA and rocket builder Morton Thiokol for management problems leading to the explosion. Seven astronauts were killed instantly in the blast.

In 2000, the Justice Department released a report saying an 18-month investigation had found no credible evidence that conspirators aided or framed James Earl Ray in the 1968 assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Junior.

In 2014, actress Laverne Cox became the first transgender person to appear on the cover of “Time” Magazine.

In 2016, then President Obama endorsed Hillary Clinton for president.

In 2018, Justify won the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes. With the victory, Justify became the 13th horse to complete the Triple Crown and the first since American Pharoah in 2015.

In 2020, General Charles Q. Brown became the first Black person to lead a U.S. armed forces branch when he was confirmed as Air Force Chief of Staff.

In 2022, two people were rescued at the Mars M&M factory in Pennsylvania after falling into a tank of chocolate.

In 2023, former President Donald Trump was indicted on 37 counts by a federal grand jury.

Hall of Fame track star Willie Davenport. (Born 1943) He’s in the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame and the U.S. National Track and Field Hall of Fame.

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

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