October 6

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:

1723 – Benjamin Franklin arrived in Philadelphia at the age of 17.

1848 – The steamboat SS California left the New York Harbor to set sail for San Francisco, CA via Cape Horn. The trip took 4 months and 21 days. The steamboat arrived in San Francisco on February 28, 1849.

1866 – The Reno Brothers pulled the first train robbery in America near Seymour, IN. The got away with $10,000.

1872 – Fredrick Wurzburg opened Wurzburg Dry Goods, which later became Wurzburg’s Department Store in downtown Grand Rapids, MI.

1880 – The National League kicked the Cincinnati Reds out for selling beer.

1889 – Thomas Edison showed his first motion picture.

1927 – The first prominent “talkie” movie, “The Jazz Singer”, premiered.

1945 – Billy Sianis and his pet billy goat were ejected from Wrigley Field during Game 4 of the 1945 World Series.

1960 – The movie “Spartacus”, starring Kirk Douglas in the title role, premiered in theaters.

1961 – President John F. Kennedy urged American families to build or buy bomb shelters to protect themselves in the event of a nuclear exchange with the Soviet Union.

1972 – Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore was officially dedicated.

1979 – Pope John Paul II became the first pontiff to visit the White House.

1991 – Elizabeth Taylor married Larry Fortensky. The ceremony was held at Michael Jackson’s estate near Los Angeles, CA. It was Taylor’s 8th marriage and Fortensky’s 3rd.

1992 – Ross Perot appeared in his first paid broadcast on CBS-TV after entering the U.S. Presidential race.

1995 – 51 Pegasi was discovered to be the second major star, apart from the Sun, to have a planet orbiting around it.

1998 – Matthew Shepard, a college student in Wyoming, was beaten to death for being gay.

1998 – The band Alabama received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2004 – The Syfy network TV series “Ghost Hunters” premiered. It ran until October 26, 2016.

2007 – Jason Lewis completed the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe.

2010 – Instagram was official launched. Two years later it was purchased by Facebook for $1 billion.

2015 – Rock Band 4 was released for Playstation 4 and Xbox One.

 

BIRTHDAYS:

Britt Ekland – 79 years old (1942) – Actress (“The Wicker Man”, “The Man With the Golden Gun”, “The Night They Raided Minsky’s”)

Thomas McClary – 72 years old (1949) – Guitarist (The Commodores)

Kevin Cronin – 70 years old (1951) – Singer, guitarist (REO Speedwagon)

David Hidalgo – 67 years old (1954) – Musician (Los Lobos)

Tony Dungy – 66 years old (1955) – NFL Coach, TV Personality (Indianapolis Colts 2002-2008, TV’s “Sunday Night Football”). Born in Jackson, MI.

Elisabeth Shue – 58 years old (1963) – Actress (“Leaving Las Vegas”, “Piranha 3D”, “Hide and Seek”, “Hollow Man”, “The Saint”, “Cocktail”, “Adventures in Babysitting”, “The Karate Kid”, “Back to the Future” 2 & 3)

Matthew Sweet – 57 years old (1964) – Musician

Amy Jo Johnson – 51 years old (1970) – Actress (“Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”, “Felicity”, “The Division”, “Flashpoint”)

Jeremy Sisto – 47 years old (1974) – Actor (TV’s “Suburgatory”, “Six Feet Under”, “Law & Order”)

Olivia Thirlby – 35 years old (1986) – Actress (“Juno”, “Dredd”, “The Darkest Hour”)

Rhyon Brown – 29 years old (1992) – Actress (TV’s “Lincoln Heights”)

 

TODAY IS:

Badger Day

Canadian Beer Day

Mad Hatter Day

National Coaches Day

National Coffee with a Cop Day

National German-American Day

National Orange Wine Day

National Plus Size Appreciation Day

National Walk to School Day

National Pumpkin Seed Day

Noodle Day

Physician Assistant Day

Random Acts of Poetry Day

World Cerebral Palsy Day

World Financial Planning 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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1 Comment

  1. Deb Hicks
    October 10, 2020 - 8:23 pm

    What a lovely thing to do Scott. I often check your blog. I do think your blogs are extraordinarily interesting and you yourself…very charming. Keep them coming.

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