On This Day…

On This Day…

Hello. Welcome to your day. We’re glad you are here!

As we slip into the middle of June are you hitting your Summer groove? Getting into the new routines of warm weather days? Maybe ball games, pool trips, or packing the camper for weekend adventures? Whatever you are up to we hope it’s going well and thank you for making us part of your day.

We like to slow things down a bit on Satuday mornings with a simple “scroll down memory lane.” It’s a peek back on the pages of history at events that happened on these days. A way to ease into the weekend before you head out to make new history today.

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

Tomorrow is Sunday, June 16th, the 168th day of the year

On this day:

In 1884, the first roller coaster in the U.S. was operational at Coney Island in New York.

In 1903, the Ford Motor Company was incorporated.

In 1903, Pepsi-Cola Company registers Pepsi-Cola with the United States Patent Office.

In 1922, Henry Berliner completed the first helicopter flight. The event took place at College Park, Maryland.

In 1970, Chicago Bears football player Brian Piccolo died with his best friend Gale Sayers at his side. Piccolo’s story was recounted in the film “Brian’s Song.”

In 1981, “The Chicago Tribune” purchased the Chicago Cubs from the P-K Wrigley Chewing Gum Company. The sale ended the longest, continuous ownership of a team which stayed in its original city.

In 1992, the Supreme Court ruled that the government may kidnap criminal suspects from a foreign country for prosecution.

In 1998, a 40-year-old Florida woman, identified only as Elizabeth, gave birth to a baby boy live on the Internet. It was the first-ever live birth on the Internet. An estimated two-million people watched the event.

In 2004, the Commission investigating the September 11th, 2001 attacks on the United States concluded that there was no evidence of a link between Iraq and the al-Qaeda terrorist group. The findings were contrary to assertions made by the Bush White House administration. The panel also found that al-Qaeda planned to use at least ten airplanes to target American sites for terrorist attacks.

In 2008, California’s first same-sex marriages took place after the state Supreme Court legalized the ceremonies. In San Francisco, a lesbian couple in their 80s were the first to tie the knot just minutes after it became legal.

In 2011, New York Congressman Anthony Weiner announced his resignation from the House of Representatives amid a sexting scandal involving lewd pictures and messages to various women.

In 2016, Philadelphia made history for being the first big city in America to approve a tax on sugary drinks. The city council overwhelmingly approved a one-point-five percent-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks.

In 2016, TNT’s Craig Sager worked his first-ever NBA Finals game. Through a special agreement with ESPN, Sager shared sideline duties when the Warriors play the Cavaliers in Game Six in Cleveland. He died later that year after a battle with leukemia.

In 2018, China slapped an extra 25 percent tariff on 34-billion dollars worth of products imported from the U.S. The move was in response to President Trump’s tariffs on 50-billion dollars worth of Chinese imports to the U.S.

In 2022, cosmetic company Revlon filed for bankruptcy due to rising costs and supply issues.

In 2023, the man who shot and killed 11 Jewish people at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh in 2018 was found guilty.

That brings us here to this weekend.

Whatever plans you have, here’s hoping there are moments along the way to record on the pages of your own personal history books!

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