I’ll be posting a few fun little things that happened on this day in history. I’ll also add my own commentary to the mix now and then as well.
Note: Not all events will be pleasant, but I promise to throw in as many quirky and pleasant ones as I can to balance.
1973- Roe vs Wade: Us Supreme Court legalizes most abortions
1857- National Association of Baseball Players is founded in New York
1889- Columbia Phonograph is formed in Washington, D.C.
1941- First mass killing of Jews in Romania
1964- World’s largest cheese is manufactured in Wisconsin for New York’s World Fair
1985- Cold wave damages 90% of Florida’s Citrus Crop
1987- Pennsylvania politician R. Budd Dwyer shoots and kills himself at a press conference on live national television, leading to debates on boundaries in journalism.
1998- World League of America Football is renamed to NFL Europe
2002- K-Mart Corp becomes the largest retailer in the United States history to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
2006- Evo Morales is inaugurated as president of Bolivia, becoming the country’s first indigenous president.
Source: On This Day