October 13

Scott Winters, Realtor

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.

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.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Melinda Dillon – 79 years old (1939) – Actress (“Close Encounters of the Third Kind”)

Paul Simon – 77 years old (1941) – Musician

Jerry Jones – 76 years old (1942) – Businessman, owner, president, general manager (Dallas Cowboys)

Robert Lamm – 74 years old (1944) – Keyboardist, singer (Chicago)

Demond Wilson – 72 years old (1946) – Actor, preacher (TV’s “Sanford and Son”)

Sammy Hagar – 71 years old (1947) – Singer (Van Halen)

John Lone – 66 years old (1952) – Actor (“Iceman”, “The Last Emperor”, “M. Butterfly”)

Marie Osmond – 59 years old (1959) – Singer

T’Keyah Crystal Keymah – 56 years old (1962) – Actress (TV’s “That’s So Raven”, “Cosby”, “In Living Color”)

Kelly Preston – 56 years old (1962) – Actress (“Jerry Maguire”, “Addicted to Love”, “What a Girl Wants”, “The Cat in the Hat”)

Jerry Rice – 56 years old (1962) – Football player

Kate Walsh – 51 years old (1967) – Actress (TV’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice”)

Tisha Campbell-Martin – 50 years old (1968) – Singer, actress (TV’s “Martin”, “My Wife and Kids”)

Nancy Kerrigan – 49 years old (1969) – Olympic Figure skater

Billy Bush – 47 years old (1971) – TV host (“Access Hollywood”, “The Today Show”)

Sacha Baron Cohen – 47 years old (1971) – Actor (“Les Miserables”, “The Dictator”, “Hugo”, “Bruno”, “Borat”, “Talledega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby”)

Ashanti – 38 years old (1980) – Singer

 

TODAY IS:

No Bra Day

Train Your Brain 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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