July 28

Scott Winters, Realtor

TODAY IN HISTORY:

1866 – The metric system was legalized by the United States Congress for the standardization of weights and measures throughout the U.S.

1868 – The Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution was declared in effect. The Amendment guaranteed African American citizenship and due process of law.

1896 – The city of Miami, FL, was incorporated.

1914 – World War I officially began when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia.

1933 – Rudy Vallee received the very first singing telegram on his 32nd birthday.

1939 – Judy Garland recorded the song “Over the Rainbow.”

1941 – The United States House of Representatives approved plans for the Pentagon.

1945 – A U.S. Army bomber crashed into the 79th floor of New York City’s Empire State Building. 14 people were killed and 26 were injured.

1951 – The Walt Disney film “Alice in Wonderland” was released.

1978 – The movie “National Lampoon’s Animal House” debuted in theaters.

1982 – San Francisco, CA, became the first city in the United States to ban handguns.

1989 – The movie “Turner and Hooch”, starring Tom Hanks, premiered in theaters.

1993 – The Mel Brooks movie, “Robin Hood: Men in Tights”, debuted in theaters.

1995 – The movie “Waterworld” premiered in theaters.

1996 – The remains of a prehistoric man were discovered near Kennewick, WA.

1998 – Bell Atlantic and GTE announced $52 billion deal that created the second-largest phone company.

1998 – Monica Lewinsky received blanket immunity from prosecution to testify before a grand jury about her relationship with President Bill Clinton.

2000 – Kathie Lee Gifford made her final appearance as co-host of the ABC talk show “Live with Regis and Kathie Lee.”

2002 – After spending 77 hours in a dark and flooded shaft 240 feet below ground, nine mine workers in Pennsylvania emerged in good health.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

George Cummings – 80 years old (1938) – Guitarist (Dr. Hook)

Jim Davis – 73 years old (1945) – Cartoonist (“Garfield”)

Jonathan Edwards – 72 years old (1946) – Singer (“Sunshine”)

Linda Kelsey – 72 years old (1946) – Actress (Played Billie Newman on TV’s “Lou Grant”)

Sally Struthers – 71 years old (1947) – Actress (TV’s “All in the Family”, “Gloria”, “9 to 5”)

Georgia Engel – 70 years old (1948) – Actress (Played Georgette Franklin Baxter on TV’s “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”)

Simon Kirke – 69 years old (1949) – Drummer (Bad Company, Free)

Lori Loughlin – 54 years old (1964) – Actress (Played Rebecca Donaldson-Katsopolis on TV’s “Full House”)

Elizabeth Berkley – 46 years old (1972) – Actress (“Showgirls”, “Cover Story”, “Roger Dodger”, TV’s “Saved by the Bell”, “Dancing With the Stars: Season 17”). Born in Farmington Hills, MI.

 

TODAY IS:

Milk Chocolate Day

World Hepatitis 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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1 Comment

  1. Dave Van dyke
    July 28, 2017 - 12:21 pm

    thanks Scott that was real interesting

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