This Day in History, January 10th
January 10th 2008 00:28
This Day in History
1861 - Florida becomes 3rd state to secede from US
1883 - Fire at uninsured Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee WI kills 71; General Tom Thumb of P T Barnum fame, escapes unhurt
1901 - The first great Texas gusher, oil discovered at Spindletop in Beaumont, Texas.
1923 - The Last US troops leave Rhineland(Germany)after World War I
1935 - Actress Mary Pickford marries actor Douglas Fairbanks
1942 - Japan invades North-Celebes, Dutch East Indies
1943 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt sailed from Miami, FL, to Trinidad thus becoming the first American President to visit a foreign country during wartime.
1943 - Russian offensive against German 6th/4th Armies near Stalingrad
1945 - The US forces continue to come ashore on Luzon. Their beachhead is now several miles wide and deep.
1946 - The first meeting of the United Nations took place with 51 nations represented.
1949 - Vinyl records were introduced by RCA (45 rpm) and Columbia (33.3 rpm).
1951 - Donald Howard Rogers piloted the first passenger jet on a trip from Chicago to NY City
1956 - Elvis records "Heartbreak Hotel"
1958 - Jerry Lee Lewis' "Great Balls of Fire" reaches #1 on the country and r&b charts,
1962 - 4,000 die in avalanche, Ranrahirca, Perú
1967 - PBS (the National Educational TV) begins as a 70 station network
1969 - After 147 years, the last issue of The Saturday Evening Post is published.
1972 - Los Angeles Lakers 33 straight win streak snapped, losing to Bucks 120-104
1980 - Last broadcast of "Rockford Files" on NBC
1981 - John Severin sets 100-mile unicycle speed record, 9 h 21 m
1984 - US establishes full diplomatic relations with Vatican after 117 years
1990 - NCAA approves random drug testing for college football players
1994 - Lorena Bobbitt went on trial. She had been charged with maliciously wounding her husband John(she cut off his penis). She was acquitted by reason of temporary insanity.
1997 - Shelby Lynne Barrackman was strangled to death by her grand-father when she licked the icing off of cupcakes.
1997 - 4,000th episode of "Entertainment Tonight"
1997 - Dow Corning provides $295 billion to settle breast implant suits
1999 - The HBO television series The Sopranos first airs.
2000 - It was announced that Time-Warner had agreed to buy America On-line (AOL). It was the largest-ever corporate merger priced at $162 billion.
2002 - A CIA report said China, North Korea and Iran will probably have long-range missile capable of reaching the US by 2015.
2002 - An F-16 crashed near the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey. The pilot ejected safely.
2003 - North Korea announced that it was withdrawing from the global nuclear arms control treaty and that it had no plans to develop nuclear weapons.
2003 - U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld signed orders sending 62,000 troops to the Gulf Coast region. Britain deployed 26,000 troops to the region.
1738 - Ethan Allen Revolutionary War fighter (led the Green Mountain Boys)
1930 - Roy E Disney CEO (Disney)
1940 - Harry Gant NASCAR driver of #33 Skoal Bandits car, 18 Wins & 208 Top Tens.
1943 - Jim Croce Phil. PA, singer/songwriter (Time in a Bottle, Bad Bad Leroy Brown)
1945 - Rod Stewart London England, singer (Maggie Mae, Da Ya Think I'm Sexy)
1948 - William Sanderson, actor(Larry on Newhart, Lonesome Dove, Deadwood)
1949 - George Foreman Marshall TX, world heavyweight boxing champ (1973-74, 95)
1953 - Bobby Rahal Indy-car racer (over 15 wins)
1953 - Pat Benatar, Brooklyn NY, singer (Hit Me With Your Best Shot)
1862 - Samuel Colt inventor (6 shot revolver), dies at 47
1917 - Buffalo Bill Cody army scout & Indian fighter, dies
1978 - John D Rockefeller III US billionaire/philanthropist, dies at 71
1981 - Richard Boone actor (Paladin-Have Gun Will Travel), dies at 63
1982 - Paul Lynde comedian/actor (Uncle Arthur-Bewitched, Bye Bye Birdie),dies at 55
Joke of the Day
Signs You've Chosen a "No Frills" Airline
- You can't board the plane unless you have the exact change.
- Before you take off, the stewardess tells you to fasten your Velcro.
- The Captain asks all the passengers to chip in a little for gas.
- When they pull the steps away, the plane starts rocking.
- The Captain yells at the ground crew to get the cows off the runway.
- You ask the Captain how often their planes crash and he says, "Just once."
- No movie. Don't need one. Your life keeps flashing before your eyes.
- You see a man with a gun, but he's demanding to be let off the plane.
- All the planes have both a bathroom and a chapel.
If Life Were Like A Computer:
- You could add/remove someone in your life using the control panel.
- You could put your kids in the recycle bin and restore them when you feel like it!
- You could improve your appearance by adjusting the display settings.
- You could turn off the speakers when life gets too noisy.
- You could click on “find” (Ctrl, F) to recover your lost remote control and car keys.
- To get your daily exercise, just click on "run"!
- If you mess up your life, you could always press "Ctrl, Alt, Delete" and start all over!
One day a girl came home crying to her mom. The mom asked what was wrong.
The girl responded, "I'm not a creation, God made men first! I'm nothing!"
Then the mom said, "Oh baby that's not true, God may have made men first ,but there's always a rough draft before the masterpiece."
Longest Driven Journey
Emil and Liliana Schmid (Switzerland) have covered in excess of 587,000 km (364,745 miles) in their Toyota Land Cruiser since October 16, 1984, crossing 150 countries and territories in the process.
Longest Journey by Powered Paraglider
Bob Holloway (USA) made a journey of 4,150 km (2,580 miles) in a powered paraglider following the 'Lewis & Clark trail' from Astoria, Oregon, to Washington, Missouri, USA, from June 18 to July 12, 2004.
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