Tuesday, February 22, 2011

10 Interesting Historical Things that took place today

Today's list is going to be a little bit fun, a little bit educational!
I have done a search and found the things that happened on this day in History and compiled a list of 10 things I have found most interesting or thought that you might find interesting. I hope you agree! Enjoy a moment of history with a little coffee break, come on in and sit down.

In year order:

1) 1630 - Indians introduce pilgrims to popcorn, at Thanksgiving

2) 1775 - 1st US joint stock company (to make cloth) offers shares at 10 cents

3) 1821 - Spain sells (east) Florida to United States for $5 million

4) 1860 - Organized baseball played in SF for 1st time

5) 1888 - John Reid of Scotland demonstrates golf to Americans (Yonkers NY)

6) 1923 - Transcontinental airmail service begins

7) 1924 - 1st presidential radio address (Calvin Coolidge)

8) 1935 - Airplanes are no longer permitted to fly over the White House

9) 1956 - Elvis Presley's 1st hit in Billboard's top 10: "Heartbreak Hotel"

10) 1959 - 1st Daytona 500 auto race-Lee Petty wins (135.521 MPH)

Have a lovely Tuesday.
Warm wishes
      ~ Alicia

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