“History portrays everything as if it could not have come otherwise. History is on the side of what happened. ” ~Elias Canetti, writer.
“History offers some consolation by reminding us that sin has flourished in every age.” ~Will and Ariel Durant, historians
1993: The borough of Queens, New York begins mandatory recycling.
1991: America wins it first medal at World Gymnastics Championships.
1985: Second Music Television Awards: Bruce Springsteen is the Favorite Pop/Rock Male Video Artist.
1981: John McEnroe beats Bjorn Borg in U.S. Tennis Open.
1981: Emmys: Taxi is Best Comedy. Hill St. Blues takes Best Drama.
1977: First TV viewer discretion warning (sex) appears on “Soap.”
1972: Debut television broadcast of “Waltons.”
1977: General Motors introduces the first U.S. diesel auto (Oldsmobile 88).
1974: “Rockford Files” begin its television run.
1969: Plastic Ono Band’s (John, Yoko and Eric Clapton) first live performance.
1965: Beatles release “Yesterday.”
1965: Beatles win first Grammy for Best Group of 1964.
1965: Today Show is totally color.
1963: Outer Limits premieres on television.
1963: Barbra Striesand and Elliot Gould marry.
1961: Car 54 Where are You? debut.
1948: Margaret Chase Smith (R-Me) elected Senator, the first woman to serve in both houses of Congress.