Empress Josephine dies, Can you name the first TV reality show? Think Candidly. Lincoln states his famous quote about “Fooling Some of the People…” Janet Guthrie drives in a famous race and did you know that JFK Bob Hope, and Oswald Spengler (The Decline of the West) share a birthday.
1453 Constantinople (known as the Eastern Roman Empire ) fell to the Turks. Some believe this marked the end of the Middle Ages.
1814 Joséphine empress of France (1804-14), Napoleon’s wife. dies.
1849 Lincoln says "You can fool some of the people all of the time, & of people some of time, but you can't fool all of the people all of time.”. How does that apply to today’s Politics? Here’s more Lincoln quotes
1900 Trademark "Escalator" registered by Otis Elevator Co
1909 Frank "Home Run" Baker hits his first career homerun. This was the dead ball era pre-steroids as well as pre-integration.
1911 the American tobacco Company was also declared an illegal monopoly. For a history of tobacco
1942 Bing Crosby records "White Christmas" greatest selling record to date
1949 Candid Camera, moves to NBC. Was probably the first reality show.
1953 Edmund Hillary along with two others reached the top of Mt. Everest . Why? I guess because it was there.
1977 Janet Guthrie becomes 1st woman to drive in the Indianapolis 500
1978 Bob Crane actor (Donna Reed Show, Hogan-Hogan's Heroes), dies at 49. It’s still a mystery as to who killed him.
1978 1st class postage now 15¢ (13¢ for 3 years) here’s all the rate increases since 1863.
1736 Patrick Henry was a bit of a slacker as a youth but turned into a firebrand at the first Continental Congress. www.ushistory.org/declaration/related/henry.htm
1845 Elizabeth Waties Allston Pringle author of “A woman Rice Planter”
1874: Leila Mechlin (art critic, editor, manager) Secretary of the American Federation of Arts.
1876 Helen Woodard Atwater is born Helen Woodard Atwater, became the first full-time editor of the Journal of Home Economics.
1880 Oswald Spengler Germany , philosopher (Decline of the West)
1903 Bob Hope [Leslie Townes] Kent England, entertainer/comedian
1917 John F. Kennedy. Of course we know what happened in 1963. Or do we? might be referred to as Kennedy Assassination central. Books, newsgroups (alt.assassination.jfk) and of course various theories which don’t hold much stock in the Warren Commission report.