July 21

Scott Winters, Realtor

TODAY IN HISTORY:

1902 – Willis Carrier created the first air conditioner in Buffalo, NY.

1930 – The Veterans Administration of the United States was established.

1959 – A U.S. District Court judge in New York, NY ruled that “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” was not a dirty book.

1961 – Captain Virgil “Gus” Grissom became the second American to rocket into a sub-orbital pattern around the Earth. He was flying on the Liberty Bell 7.

1968 – Arnold Palmer became the first golfer to make a million dollars in career earnings after he tied for second place at the PGA Championship.

1980 – Draft registration began in the United States for 19 and 20-year-old men.

1983 – The world’s lowest temperature in an inhabited location was recorded at Vostok Station, Antarctica at -128.6 F.

1987 – Mary Hart, of TV’s “Entertainment Tonight”, had her legs insured by Lloyd’s of London for $2 million.

2004 – White House officials were briefed on the September 11 commission’s 575 page final report. The report was released to the public the next day.

2007 – The seventh, and last, book of the Harry Potter series, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” was released.

2009 – The iTunes Music Store reached 8 billion songs sold.

2011 – NASA’s Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-135) landed at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It was the last flight of the Space Shuttle program.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) – 70 years old (1948) – Singer

Garry Trudeau – 70 years old (1948) – Cartoonist (“Doonesbury”)

Eric Bazilian – 65 years old (1953) – Musician (The Hooters)

Jon Lovitz – 61 years old (1957) – Actor, comedian, singer (“My Stepmother Is an Alien”, “A League of Their Own”, TV’s “Saturday Night Live”)

Lance Guest – 58 years old (1960) – Actor (TV’s “Knots Landing”, “Lou Grant”, movie “The Last Starfighter”)

Matt Mulhern – 58 years old (1960) – Actor (TV’s “Major Dad”, “JAG”, “Rescue Me”, movies “One Crazy Summer”, “Biloxi Blues”)

Big Jim Martin – 57 years old (1961) – Guitarist (Faith No More)

Emerson Hart – 49 years old (1969) – Lead Singer (Tonic)

Paul Brandt – 46 years old (1972) – Country music singer

Justin Bartha – 40 years old (1978) – Actor (TV’s “The New Normal”, movies “The Hangover”, the “National Treasure” films)

Josh Hartnett – 40 years old (1978) – Actor (“30 Days of Night”, “Black Dahlia”, “Black Hawk Down”, “Pearl Harbor”)

Blake Lewis – 37 years old (1981) – Singer (Runner up on TV’s “American Idol” Season 6)

Vanessa Lengies – 33 years old (1985) – Actress (“American Dreams”)

 

TODAY IS:

Junk Food Day

Lamington 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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