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On This Day…

On This Day…

Hello.

We are glad you are here. Thanks for making us a small part of what is likely your busy day!

Just like that we are on the other side of Independence Day, but perhaps you are carrying the celebrations into the weekend. Whether that’s the case or you are back to the “reality” of life we appreciate you spending some of your time with us! On Saturday mornings we like to intentionally slow things down a bit with a simple “scroll down memory lane.”

It’s a look back at events that happened on this day in history before you head out to make new history today, so grab your favorite sippin’ drink and let’s scroll!

On this Day:

In 1885, French scientist Louis Pasteur successfully tested an anti-rabies vaccine on a boy who had been bitten by an infected dog.

In 1928, a sneak preview of the film “The Lights of New York” was held at New York’s Strand Theatre. The Warner Brothers film was the first talking motion picture.

In 1932, United States postage rates went from two-cents to three-cents.

In 1933, Baseball’s first All-Star game was held in Chicago, Illinois. Babe Ruth hit his first All-Star Game home run.

In 1942, 13-year-old Anne Frank and her family went into hiding with four others from the Nazis in the “Secret Annex” in Amsterdam.

In 1944, 167 people died in a fire that broke out in the main tent of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum-and-Bailey Circus in Hartford, Connecticut.

In 1945, President Truman signed an order creating the Medal of Freedom.

In 1957, Althea Gibson became the first black tennis player to win a Wimbledon tennis title.

In 1983, the Supreme Court ruled that retirement plans could not pay women smaller monthly payments solely because of their gender.

In 1985, Tom Greene set the world record for oyster eating. He downed 288 oysters in one minute and 33 seconds.

In 1987, a veterans group in New York presented Kris Kristofferson with a plaque. Later in the day, the plaque was discovered in the garbage. After the media jumped on the story, Kristofferson spent the rest of the day apologizing.

In 1998, singing cowboy Roy Rogers died at the age of 86.

In 1999, President Bill Clinton imposed sanctions on the Taliban in Afghanistan.

In 2004, Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry named North Carolina Senator John Edwards as his running mate during a formal announcement at a rally in Pittsburgh.

In 2004, a private funeral for Hollywood legend Marlon Brando attended by just family members was held in secrecy in Los Angeles. The two-time Oscar winning actor died on July 1, 2004 from lung failure. He was 80 years old.

In 2005, the city of London, England was awarded the bid to host the 2012 Olympics. London beat out Paris, Madrid, Moscow and New York in the bid to host the summer games.

In 2007, in a prequel to lavish ceremony which followed the next day, “Desperate Housewives” TV star Eva Longoria and NBA player Tony Parker wed in a civil ceremony in Paris.

In 2013, a Boeing 777 Asiana Airlines flight crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport. Two people were killed. More than 180 others were taken to area hospitals with injuries. The flight had originated in Seoul, South Korea.

In 2013, an oil train derailed in a town in Quebec. The resulting explosion and fire killed nearly 50 people and destroyed more than 30 homes.

In 2016, convicted murderer and double-amputee track star Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to six years in prison for shooting and killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

In 2016, the Pokemon GO app was released, and it was snapped up by millions upon millions of people eager to catch ’em all. It became the most downloaded app on the Apple App Store of any app in its first week of release. The game had people roaming around in the real world attempting to find and capture Pokemon.

In 2016, Philando Castile was shot and killed by a Minnesota police office during a traffic stop in a suburb of St. Paul. The aftermath of the shooting was streamed live on Facebook by Castile’s girlfriend who was also in the car at the time along with her young daughter.

In 2020, quarterback Patrick Mahomes signed the largest athlete contract in sports history. It was a 12 year deal valued at over 500-million-dollars.

In 2020, America started the process of withdrawing from the World Health Organization.

In 2022, actor James Caan died from a heart attack at the age of 82. His credits include the films “Brian’s Song,” “The Godfather,” “Rollerball,” “Misery,” and “Elf.”

That brings us here to this day. Whatever plans you have for your own 7.6.2024 here’s hoping there are moments long the way to add to the pages of your own personal history books!

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