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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

This Day in History

A walk down memory lane...

1968 - Otis Reddings "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay was released. The release came six weeks after he was killed in a plane crash.

2010 - Apple unveiled (announced) the "iPad." This became known as the first-generation iPad. 300,000 iPads were sold on their first day of availability. During the first 80 days, three million iPads were sold. This iPad was relatively short lived for on March 2, 2011, Apple announced the new iPad2 and the discontinuation of production of the original iPad. By the launch of the iPad2, Apple sold more than 15 million iPads.

Then, to go farther back in history...

1944 - The world was at war. World War II, which started in 1935, would not end until 1945. Men and women served their prospective countries but still found times for leisure and enjoyment. The bowling alleys of Fort McClellan, Alabama, were well patronized by the WAC Det #2 in their off-duty hours. 

Also in 1944...
  • Leningrad liberated from Germany in 880 days with 600,000 killed.
  • Casey Stengel, manager of the Boston Braves since 1938, resigns. Lou Perini, Guido Rugo, & Joseph Maney buy control of Boston Braves.

How about even farther back to the 19th century...

1880 - Thomas Edison patented the electric incandescent lamp.

1888 - The National Geographic Society was founded in Washington, DC.
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Thank you for visiting. I do hope you enjoyed your walk down memory lane. Do you have a favorite memory of this day?