Do you every wonder what was going on in history on a particular day? I do? I find myself wondering how much cheaper something was or what our ancestors were doing. Looking back in history is educational and fun!
FUN FACTS – 1960
Number 1 Pop Song – It’s Now or Never by Elvis Presley
Number 1 Country Song – Alaban by Cowboy Copas
Number 1 R&B/Hip Hop Song – Kiddo by Brook Benton
Number 1 Movie – Psycho
Number 1 Novel – Advise & Consent by Allen Drury
Dow Jones - 622.09
Medial New Home Price - $14,928
Price of a New Car - $2,663
Price of a Gallon of Gas $0.31
World Population - 3,029,066,667
TODAY 2016 POPULATION - 7,350,000,000 …….WOWZAA!!
OTHER INTRESTING HISTORICAL FACTS
1715 – The “Sun King” (King Louis XIV of France) died. He had ruled since he was five years old and was succeeded by his 5 year old great grandson Louis XV.
1799 - The Bank of Manhattan Company opened in New York City,NY. It was the forerunner of Chase Manhattan.
1807 - FormerU.S.Vice President Aaron Burr was found innocent of treason.
1810 - The first plow with interchangeable parts was patented by John J. Wood.
1859 - The Pullman sleeping car was placed into service.
1878 - Emma M. Nutt became the first female telephone operator in theU.S.The company was the Telephone Dispatch Company of Boston.
1884 - The Thomas A. Edison Construction Department and the Edison Company for Isolated Lighting merged.
1887 - Emile Berliner filed for a patent for his invention of the lateral-cut, flat-disk gramophone. It is a device that is better known as a record player. Thomas Edison made the idea work.
1897 - The first section of Boston's subway system was opened.
1905 - Saskatchewan and Alberta became the ninth and tenth provinces of Canada.
1906 - Jack Coombs of the American League’s Philadelphia Athletics pitched 24 innings against the Boston Red Sox. (MLB)
1922 - The first daily news program on radio was "The Radio Digest," on WBAY radio in New York City,NY.
1939 - At 5:30 a.m., Hitler’s armies invaded Poland starting World War II in Europe.
1942 - A federal judge in Sacramento,CA, upheld the wartime detention of Japanese-Americans as well as Japanese nationals.
1945 - TheU.S.received official word of Japan's formal surrender that ended World War II. In Japan, it was actually September 2nd.
1949 - "Martin Kane, Private Eye" debuted on NBC-TV.
1951 - The ANZUS Treaty, a mutual defense pact, was signed by theU.S., Australia and New Zealand.
1969 – Military officers overthrew the Libyan government. The Libyan Arab Republic was then proclaimed under Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.
1970 - The last episode of "I Dream of Jeannie" aired on NBC-TV. The show premiered was on September 18, 1965.
1971 - Danny Murtaugh (Pittsburgh Pirates) gave his lineup card to the umpire with the names of nine black baseball players on it. This was a first forMajor League Baseball.
1972 - America’s Bobby Fischer beat Russia’s Boris Spassky to become world chess champion. The chess match took place in Reykjavik, Iceland.
1979 - The U.S.Pioneer 11became the first spacecraft to visit Saturn.
1982 - J.R. Richard returned to major league baseball after a two-year absence following a near-fatal stroke.
1982 - Mexican President Jose Lopez Portillo closed all the country's private banks.
1983 – Korean Air Lines Flight 007 was shot down by a Russian fighter jet while on route from New York to Seoul, killing all 269 people on board. The Boeing 747 reportedly strayed 100 miles off course over secret Soviet Russian military installations on the Kamchatka Peninsula and Sakhalin Island. It crashed in the Sea of Japan.
1985 - TheTitanicwas found by Dr. Robert Ballard and Jean Louis Michel in a joint U.S. and French expedition. The wreck site is located 963 miles northeast of New York and 453 miles southeast of the Newfoundland coast. 1983 – Korean Air Lines Flight 007 was shot down by a Russian fighter jet while on route from New York to Seoul, killing all 269 people on board. The Boeing 747 reportedly strayed 100 miles off course over secret Soviet Russian military installations on the Kamchatka Peninsula and Sakhalin Island. It crashed in the Sea of Japan.
1986 - Jerry Lewis raised a record $34 million for Muscular Dystrophy during his annual telethon for Jerry’s kids over the Labor Day weekend.
1997 - In France, the prosecutor's office announced that the driver of the car, in which Britain's Princess Diana was killed, was over the legal alcohol limit.
1998 - The movie "Titanic" went on sale across North America.
1998 - Mark McGwire (St. Louis Cardinals) hit his 56th and 57th homeruns to set a new National League record. He would eventually reach a total of 70 for the season onSeptember 27.
1998 - J.K. Rowling's book "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" was released in the U.S. This was the first book in the Harry Potter series.
1998 - Vietnam released 5,000 prisoners, including political dissidents, on National Day.
1999 - Twenty-two of major league baseball's 68 permanent umpires were replaced. The problem arose from their union's failed attempt to force an early start to negotiations for a new labor contract.
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