Tag Archive On This Day In History

ByKaren

On This Day In History – March 30th

ronald_reaganIt has been a while since writing about the things that happened in history on “this day”. I love the no-nonsense knowledge and want to share with you a couple of the things that I find interesting.

Thirty-two years ago, in 1981, President Ronald Reagan was shot by John Hinckley Jr., as he was leaving a hotel after addressing a labor meeting. He survived the gun shot wound to the chest, which narrowly missed his heart. Others were injured also during the attack by Mr. Hinckley, and survived.

Also, on this date, in 1974, the folksy-feel good singer John Denver, hit the top of the charts with “Sunshine On My Shoulders”. Just about everyone has heard this song at one time or another. John Denver passed away when his plane crashed in 1997.

If you would like more information, visit one of my favorite webpages: This Day in History. There is tons more information in wide range topics. Have fun searching!

ByKaren

On this day in History! October 26

In 1965, the Gateway Arch was completed. When thinking of St. Louis, the first thought is usually the St. Louis Cardinals. Second is usually the Gateway Arch. Construction on this amazing structure, began in February, 1963 and cost under $15 Million to complete. Architect, Eero Saarinen, did not live to see his finished product. He died of a brain tumor in 1961.

I for one, have visited the arch, but refuse to go to the top, which is available thru a tram built on the inside of the arch. The grounds surrounding the Arch, are beautiful. Especially in the fall.

*Information is gathered from This Day in History website. Go there for more extensive information.

ByKaren

October 5th

President Harry Truman

On This Day In History…

The first Presidential speech was given on TV, on this day in history, October 5th, 1947.  It was given by President Harry Truman.  It was his speech on getting everyone to conserve food rations, soon after World War 2.

Just think about how many Presidential speeches have been made on TV since then.  It seems that the current president has had more than any other.  I’ve gotten to the point that I dread hearing that one is coming up.

Back then, it was probably exciting to get to see and hear the President of the United States of America, talking to you about what was happening in the U.S.

This is where it all started.

Stay tuned for another, “On This Day In History”…