May 30

Scott Winters, Realtor

TODAY IN HISTORY:

1783 – The first daily newspaper was published in the U.S. by Benjamin Towner. It was called “The Pennsylvania Evening Post”.

1848 – W.G. Young patented the ice cream freezer.

1854 – The U.S. territories of Nebraska and Kansas were established.

1868 – Memorial Day was observed widely for the first time in the United States.

1879 – William Vanderbilt renamed New York City’s Gilmore’s Garden to Madison Square Garden.

1883 – Twelve people were trampled to death in New York, NY, in a stampede when a rumor that the Brooklyn Bridge was in danger of collapsing occurred.

1896 – The first automobile accident occurred in New York, NY.

1903 – In Riverdale, NY, the first American motorcycle hill climb was held.

1911 – Ray Harroun won the first Indianapolis 500. At the time, it was called the International 500-Mile Sweepstakes Race. Harroun’s average speed was 74.59 miles per hour.

1922 – The Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington, DC.

1958 – Unidentified soldiers killed in World War II and the Korean conflicts were buried at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

1966 – Surveyor 1 was launched. It would become the first U.S. spacecraft to land on an extraterrestrial body.

1967 – Daredevil Evel Knievel jumped 16 automobiles in a row in a motorcycle stunt at Ascot Speedway in Gardena, CA.

1971 – Blue Ribbon Sport officially became Nike.

1971 – Baseball great Willie Mays scored his 1,950th run.

1971 – Mariner 9, the American deep space probe blasted off on a journey to Mars. It’s mission was to map 70% of the surface and to study temporal changes in the atmosphere and surface of Mars.

1987 – Mike Tyson retained the WBA/WBC heavyweight boxing title with a sixth round TKO over Pinklon Thomas.

1989 – Margaret Ray pleaded guilty to charges of breaking into and entering David Letterman’s Connecticut house. (Ray committed suicide in 1998.)

1996 – John Tesh made his last appearance as host of TV’s “Entertainment Tonight” before launching a full-time career as a musician and radio personality.

1997 – Jesse K. Timmendequas was convicted in Trenton, NJ, of raping and strangling a 7-year-old neighbor, Megan Kanka. The 1994 murder inspired “Megan’s Law,” requiring that communities be notified when sex offenders move in.

2002 – In New York, NY, a ceremony were held to officially mark the end of the clean up from the World Trade Center terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

2003 – Pixar released it’s animated film “Finding Nemo” in theaters.

2005 – Chef Gordon Ramsay debuted his chef competition television show “Hell’s Kitchen” on Fox.

2008 – The big screen version of “Sex and the City” opened in theaters, four years after airing it’s TV series finale.

2012 – New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the Portion Cap Rule. The proposed amendment to the city health code would have required that food service establishments limit the size of sugary beverages to 16 ounces. On June 26, 2014, the New York Court of Appeals ruled that the New York City Board of Health had exceeded the scope of its regulatory authority.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Ruta Lee – 83 years old (1935) – Actress (“Seven Brides for Seven Brothers”, “Witness for the Prosecution”, “Funny Face”)

Keir Dullea – 82 years old (1936) – Actor (2001: A Space Odyssey”, “2010: The Year We Make Contact”, “Bunny Lake Is Missing”, “Black Christmas”)

Michael J. Pollard – 79 years old (1939) – Actor (“Bonnie and Clyde”, “Tango and Cash”, “Scrooged”, “Roxanne”)

Gale Sayers – 75 years old (1943) – Football player. His friendship with fellow Chicago Bear Brian Piccolo was the subject of the 1971 movie “Brian’s Song”.

Lenny Davidson – 74 years old (1944) – Guitarist (The Dave Clark Five)

Stephen Tobolowsky – 67 years old (1951) – Actor (“Groundhog Day”, “Memento”, TV’s “Deadwood”, “Heroes”, “Glee”, “Californication”, “Silicon Valley”)

Topper Headon – 63 years old (1955) – Drummer (The Clash)

Marie Fredriksson – 60 years old (1958) – Singer, pianist (Roxette)

Ted McGinley – 60 years old (1958) – Actor (TV’s “Married… with Children”, “Hope & Faith”, “Happy Days”, “Dynasty”, “The Love Boat”)

Ralph Carter – 57 years old (1961) – Actor (TV’s “Good Times”)

Wynonna Judd – 54 years old (1964) – Country musician (The Judds)

Tom Morello – 54 years old (1964) – Musician (Rage Against The Machine, Prophets of Rage, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band)

Patrick Dahlheimer – 47 years old (1971) – Bass guitarist (Live)

Duncan Jones – 47 years old (1971) – Director (“Source Code”, “Moon”)

CeeLo Green – 44 years old (1974) – Singer, former coach (TV’s “The Voice”)

Blake Bashoff – 37 years old (1981) – Actor (“Spring Awakening”, TV’s “Lost”)

 

TODAY IS:

Loomis Day

Mint Julep Day

Senior Health & Fitness Day

Water a Flower 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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