On This Day…

On This Day…


Welcome to your weekend. We are glad you are here!

The festivals, the sports, the family plans, vacations, camps, and LIFE. It can all be a whirlwind in the Summer months here in Wisconsin as we try to pack in all the fun while our weather is nice. We get it.

For that reason, we like to take time to slow things down for a bit on Saturday mornings and ease into the weekend with a simpler “scroll down memory lane.” It’s a look back at events that happened on these days in history before you head out to make new history today and tomorrow.

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

Tomorrow is Sunday, June 30th, the 182nd day of the year

Tomorrow is Sunday, June 30th, the 182nd day of the year.

On this day:

In 1908, A giant fireball, most likely caused by the air burst of a large meteoroid or comet, flattened 80 million trees near the Stony Tunguska River in Yeniseysk Governorate, Russia, in the largest impact event in recorded history

In 1953, the first Chevrolet Corvette rolled off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan. The car sold for just over 32-hundred dollars.

In 1967, Robert H. Lawrence Jr, was selected as the first African-American astronaut by any national space program.

In 1974, Mrs. Alberta King, the mother of Martin Luther King Junior was assassinated while playing the organ at a church in Atlanta at the age of 69.

In 1977, the Railway Mail Service made its last run from New York City to Washington D.C.

In 1985, James A Dewar died at age 88. He is famous for creating the Twinkie.

In 1992, the first pay bathroom opens in New York City — the price is 25 cents.

In 1994, the U.S. Figure Skating Association stripped Tonya Harding of the ’94 National Championship and banned her from the organization for life for the attack on rival skater Nancy Kerrigan.

In 2000, nine people were trampled to death during a Pearl Jam concert in Roskilde, Denmark.

In 2013, 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots died while fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire in Arizona.

In 2016, the IKEA museum opens in the former first IKEA store in Sweden.

In 2016, the Pentagon lifted a ban on transgender troops serving openly in the U.S. military.

In 2019, former President Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to step foot in North Korea in the Korean Demilitarized Zone.

In 2022, Ketanji Brown Jackson was sworn in as the first Black woman on the Supreme Court. She was confirmed by Senate in a 53 to 47 vote.

In 2023, the Supreme Court ruled against the Biden administration’s student debt forgiveness plan for more than 40-million Americans.

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

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