This Day in History

1916 – Pancho Villa leads 1,500 Mexican raiders in an attack against Columbus, New Mexico, killing 17.
1933 – Great Depression: The U.S. Congress begins its first 100 days of enacting New Deal legislation. President Franklin D. Roosevelt submits the Emergency Banking Act to Congress.
1943 – Bobby Fischer, American chess player is born
1943 – Charles Gibson, American television journalist is born
1945 – World War II: Bombing of Tokyo – American B-29 bombers attack Tokyo, Japan with incendiary bombs. The resulting fire storm kills over 100,000 people.
1954 – McCarthyism: CBS television broadcasts the See It Now episode, “A Report on Senator Joseph McCarthy,” produced by Edward R. Murrow.
1957 – Aleutian Islands register a 9.1 magnitude earthquake.
1959 – The Barbie doll debuts.
1964 – The first Ford Mustang rolls off the assembly line at Ford Motor Company.
1964 – Juliette Binoche, French actress is born.
1965 – Brian Bosworth, American football player is born.
1965 – Benito Santiago, Puerto Rican baseball player is born.
1971 – Emmanuel Lewis (Webster), American actor is born.
1973 – Aaron F-ing Boone, American baseball player is born.
1975 – Construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System begins.
1975 – MKinMotion is born.
1986 – United States Navy divers find the largely intact but heavily-damaged crew compartment of the Space Shuttle Challenger. The bodies of all seven astronauts were still inside.
1987 – Rock band U2 release the album The Joshua Tree.
1987 – Bow Wow, rapper and actor is born.
1996 – George Burns dies at age 100.
1997 – Notorious B.I.G. is killed.
2005 – Dan Rather presents his final broadcast of the CBS Evening News.
2005 – MKinMotion turns 30.

Happy Feast Day of St. Frances of Rome!
Happy Baron Bliss Day!
Happy National No Smoking Day!

6 thoughts on “This Day in History


    The big 3-0. How does it feel? (it’s breathing down my neck…just 6 months to go)

  2. Happy B-day.

    Welcome to the old people club.


  3. FYI, K-Dawg got the age right on her blog.

  4. Dude, you are only 30! What the? Did you pass the “kindergarten test” early or something?? Anyway, happy birthday bro!

  5. Happy Belated Birthday Matt!
    Hope all is well in Cali!

  6. I am bad at math and I loved 2005 so much I don’t want to let it go.

    Is that so wrong?

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