July 19

Scott Winters, Realtor

TODAY IN HISTORY:

1799 – The Rosetta Stone was found in Egypt. The tablet had hieroglyphic translations into Greek.

1848 – The Women’s Rights Convention took place in Seneca Fall, NY. Bloomers were introduced at the convention.

1939 – Fiberglass sutures were used for the first time by Dr. Roy P. Scholz.

1946 – Marilyn Monroe acted in her first screen test.

1971 – The topping out ceremony of Two World Trade Center (the South Tower) took place in New York, NY. An earlier ceremony for One World Trade Center took place on December 23, 1970.

1974 – The Senate Judicial Committee recommended that President Richard Nixon be impeached.

1975 – After being linked in orbit for two days, the Apollo and Soyuz spacecrafts separated.

1977 – The world’s first Global Positioning System (GPS) signal was transmitted from Navigation Technology Satellite 2 (NTS-2) and received at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, IA.

1982 – The U.S. Census Bureau reported that 14% of the population had an income below the official poverty level in 1981.

1983 – The first three-dimensional reconstruction of a human head in a CT was published.

1984 – Geraldine Ferraro was nominated by the Democratic Party to become the first woman from a major political party to run for the office of U.S. Vice-President.

1985 – Those are some big shoes to fill…George Bell won first place in a biggest feet contest. He had a shoe size of 28-1/2. He’s tall as well, standing 7′ 10″ tall.

1985 – Christa McAuliffe, of New Hampshire, was chosen to be the first schoolteacher to ride aboard the Space Shuttle. She died with six others when the Challenger exploded on January 28, 1986.

1989 – United Flight 232 crashed in Sioux City, IA, killing 111, with 185 other passengers surviving the crash.

1995 – The movie “Clueless” premiered in theaters.

1995 – The MTV show “Road Rules” premiered.

2007 – The TV series “Mad Men” debuted on AMC.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Vikki Carr – 77 years old (1941) – Singer

Alan Gorrie – 72 years old (1946) – Bassist, guitarist, keyboardist, singer (Average White Band)

Bernie Leadon – 71 years old (1947) – Musician (The Eagles)

Beverly Archer – 70 years old (1948) – Actress (TV’s “Major Dad”, “Momma’s Family”)

Kevin Haskins – 58 years old (1960) – Drummer (Bauhaus, Love and Rockets)

Campbell Scott – 57 years old (1961) – Actor (“The Amazing Spider-Man”, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”)

Anthony Edwards – 56 years old (1962) – Actor (Played Dr. Mark Greene on the first eight seasons of TV’s “ER”, movies “Top Gun”, “Revenge of the Nerds”)

Clea Lewis – 53 years old (1965) – Actress (Played Audrey Penney on TV’s “Ellen”)

Jared Padalecki – 36 years old (1982) – Actor (“Supernatural”)

 

TODAY IS:

Daiquiri Day

 

For additional information check out websites like: www.on-this-day.comwww.born-today.com, www.famousbirthdays.com, and www.daysoftheyear.com.

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