On This Day…

On This Day…

Hello. Thank you for making us part of your day.

We’re glad you are here.

As we sink into a soggy start to our “official” Summer, there are still many things to do-regardless of what Mother Nature does. So, if you are feeling the crunch of a busy-but wet-week we invite you to take some time today to slow things down a bit.

We like to start the weekend with a “scroll down memory lane.” It’s a simple look back at events that happened on these days in history before you head out to make new history today.

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

Today is Saturday, June 22nd, the 174th day of the year.

On this day:

In 1874, Doctor Andrew Taylor Still began the first known practice of osteopathy.

In 1938, heavyweight boxing champ Joe Louis knocked out Max Schmeling in round one of their boxing re-match at New York’s Yankee Stadium.

In 1964, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Henry Miller’s book “Tropic of Cancer” could not be banned.

In 1969, award-winning actress Judy Garland died at the age of 47. She was perhaps best known for playing Dorothy in the “Wizard of Oz.”

In 1970, then President Richard Nixon signed a bill changing the voting age from 21 to 18.

In 1981, Mark David Chapman pled guilty to killing John Lennon outside the singer’s New York apartment.

In 1987, legendary entertainer Fred Astaire passed away from pneumonia at the age of 88.

In 1993, former first lady Pat Nixon, wife of President Richard Nixon, died in New Jersey at the age of 81.

In 2008, legendary comedian George Carlin died after suffering a heart attack. He was 71. Carlin, often hailed as one of the late 20th century’s most influential and controversial comedians, was best known for his comedic routine “Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television.” In 1978 the U.S. Supreme Court agreed with Carlin that the words in his routine were indecent. That ruling prompted the Federal Communications Commission to ban the use of those words from radio and television broadcasts when children could be listening.

In 2010, at Wimbledon, John Isner and Nicolas Mahut squared off in what would become the longest match in tennis history. Isner emerged the winner after eleven hours and five minutes of play over three days for a total of 183 games.

In 2011, Boston gangster Whitey Bulger was arrested in Santa Monica, California after hiding out for 16 years. He was sentenced to life in prison but was killed by fellow inmates in 2018.

In 2012, a Pennsylvania jury found former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky guilty on 45 out of 48 counts related to child sexual abuse.

In 2016, House Democrats staged a sit-in over gun legislation on the House floor following the attack on an Orlando gay nightclub. Democrats called for a quick vote on a law to prevent people on the federal terror watch list from being able to buy guns. The sit-in lasted for over 24 hours, but in the end didn’t produce any action.

In 2016, the NHL’s Board of Governors awarded an expansion team to Las Vegas.

In 2020, Brazil became the second country to pass 50-thousand coronavirus deaths.

And that brings us here to this day.

Whatever plans you have for your 6.22.2024 here’s hoping there are moments along the way to record on the pages of your own history books!

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