October 13

Scott Winters, Realtor

A quick look at Today in History, check out some Celebrity Birthdays, and find out what Days of the Year to celebrate.

 

TODAY IN HISTORY:

1775 – The U.S. Continental Congress ordered the construction of the Continental Navy (later renamed the U.S. Navy).

1792 – The cornerstone of the Executive Mansion was laid in Washington, DC. The name of the building was changed to “The White House” in 1818.

1836 – A group of New Yorkers settled on the Flat River and began a settlement which became Lowell, MI.

1903 – Baseball’s first World Series was played with the Boston Red Sox beating the Pittsburgh Pirates.

1914 – Garrett Morgan invented the first gas mask to help fire departments stay safe in smoky conditions. He also invented the traffic light, a sewing machine, and a hair-straightener.

1914 – In the Major League Baseball World Series, the Boston Braves defeated the Philadelphia Athletics at Fenway Park in Boston, MA, completing the first World Series sweep in history.

1951 – The post-pigskin era began. In Atlanta, GA, a football with rubber covering was used for the first time. Georgia Tech beats Louisiana State 25-7.

1953 – Samuel Bagno patented an ultrasonic burglar alarm.

1957 – Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra introduced the Ford Edsel during an hour long special.

1958 – Paddington Bear, a character from English children’s literature, made his debut.

1967 – The first game in the history of the American Basketball Association was played as the Anaheim Amigos lost to the Oakland Oaks 134-129 in Oakland, CA.

1983 – Ameritech Mobile Communications (now AT&T Inc.) launched the first U.S. cellular network in Chicago, IL.

1992 – An Air France SST set a commercial flight record by circling the Earth in 33 hours and 1 minute.

1992 – The U.S. Supreme Court decided not to reinstate lawsuits against Ozzy Osbourne alleging that his music prompted the suicide of two teenagers.

1995 – Walt Disney World Resort, in Florida, admitted its 500-millionth guest.

1998 – The National Basketball Association cancelled their regular season games, due to work stoppage. It was the first time they had cancelled games in their 51 year history.

1999 – Without handing down an indictment, a grand jury in Colorado finished its consideration of the unsolved 1996 murder of six-year-old Jon Benet Ramsey.

1999 – Philip Morris acknowledged cigarettes’ link to cancer and other diseases on their company website. The announcement was seen as a corporate public relations strategy.

2010 – In Copiapó, Chile 33 trapped miners made it to the surface after spending a record 69 days underground in a mining accident.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Melinda Dillon – 81 years old (1939) – Actress (“Close Encounters of the Third Kind”)

Paul Simon – 79 years old (1941) – Musician

Jerry Jones – 78 years old (1942) – Businessman, owner, president, general manager (Dallas Cowboys)

Robert Lamm – 76 years old (1944) – Keyboardist, singer (Chicago)

Demond Wilson – 74 years old (1946) – Actor, preacher (TV’s “Sanford and Son”)

Sammy Hagar – 73 years old (1947) – Singer (Van Halen)

John Lone – 68 years old (1952) – Actor (“Iceman”, “The Last Emperor”, “M. Butterfly”)

Marie Osmond – 61 years old (1959) – Singer

T’Keyah Crystal Keymah – 58 years old (1962) – Actress (TV’s “That’s So Raven”, “Cosby”, “In Living Color”)

Kelly Preston – 58 years old (1962) – Actress (“Jerry Maguire”, “Addicted to Love”, “What a Girl Wants”, “The Cat in the Hat”)

Jerry Rice – 58 years old (1962) – Football player

Kate Walsh – 53 years old (1967) – Actress (TV’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice”)

Tisha Campbell-Martin – 52 years old (1968) – Singer, actress (TV’s “Martin”, “My Wife and Kids”)

Nancy Kerrigan – 51 years old (1969) – Olympic Figure skater

Billy Bush – 49 years old (1971) – TV host (“Access Hollywood”, “The Today Show”)

Sacha Baron Cohen – 49 years old (1971) – Actor (“Les Miserables”, “The Dictator”, “Hugo”, “Bruno”, “Borat”, “Talledega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby”)

Ashanti – 40 years old (1980) – Singer

 

TODAY IS:

Ada Lovelace Day

Face Your Fears Day

International Day for Disaster Reduction

National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

National Yorkshire Pudding Day

Navy Birthday

No Bra Day

Own Business Day

Train Your Brain Day

 

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

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