Do You Know These Important Dates in History?
- 1885 – Special delivery mail service begins in U.S.
- 1890 – Congress creates the Weather Bureau.
- 1924 – President James Carter was born in Plains, Georgia.
- 1957 – First appearance of “In God We Trust” on U.S. paper currency.
- 1990 – President George H. W. Bush condemns Iraq’s takeover of Kuwait at UN.
- 1835 – Battle of Gonzales fought between Texan settlers and Mexican forces. First engagement of the Texas revolution.
- 1933 – The five-day work week was officially sanctioned by the American Federation of Labor.
- 1908 – Henry Ford introduced the Model T automobile.
- 1943 – The Declaration of Independence, and other historic documents that had been sent away from Washington, D.C. in December, 1941 for safekeeping, were returned during World War II.
- 1967 – Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as an Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, the first African American to this position.
- 1789 – George Washington proclaimed the first National Thanksgiving.
- 1863 – President Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day.
- 1922 – The first woman U.S. Senator, Mrs. W.H. Felton, age 87 of Cartersville, Georgia, was appointed by Governor Thomas W. Hardwick of Georgia to the seat vacated by the death of Senator Thomas E. Watson. Voters chose a successor that November, 1922.
- 1940 – U.S. forms parachute troops (and paracord stakes its place in history!).
- 1854 – Abraham Lincoln made his first political speech at Illinois State Fair.
- 1861 – Construction of the ironclad ship, the Monitor, was authorized by the U.S. Navy.
- 1918 – Germany requested Armistice during World War I.
- 1830 – President Chester A. Arthur was born in Fairfield, Vermont.
- 1947 – First Presidential address televised from White House to about 44,000 TV sets in U.S. homes – Harry Truman.
And that’s in just the first week of October!
Our Nation is so rich with proud history that many want to ignore or disregard today. There are those in our .gov who use the word “war” frivolously while not noting the lst African American Supreme Court Judge in 1967 – 47 years ago and the lst Woman Senator 92 years ago. They conveniently neglect to celebrate our great milestones purely with intent divide us (while irresponsibly ignoring the real threats that challenge our very future).
Why not ask your kids if any of the above was discussed in school this week? If I were a betting man…
On a lighter note, this week also included:
- October 1: 1962 – Johnny Carson hosts his first Tonight Show, Joan Crawford guests. The Lucy Show premieres.
- October 2: 1950 – “Peanuts” comic strip debuted, 1955 – “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” premieres, 1959 – The “Twilight Zone” first premiered on television.
- October 3: 1954 – “Father Knows Best” premieres, 1955 – “Captain Kangaroo” on CBS-TV and “Mickey Mouse Club” premieres, 1961 – “Dick Van Dyke Show” on CBS-TV and “Mr. Ed” premieres.
- October 4: 1957 – “Leave It to Beaver” debuts on CBS.
- October 5: 1921 – The first radio broadcast of the World Series occurred.
Ahhhh… the good old days! I remember watching Captain Kangaroo with Mr. Moose and Mr. Green Jeans as a kid. Judi remembers her parents always watching The Tonight Show. That lead-in music generally indicated “bed time”!
Do you have any fond memories of the above? Let me know over on Twitter….
At *your* service,
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