- 1812] If it’s 1812 there must be a war: The War of 1812
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009...
10 Timeline Memories:
1898] Debuted on this date: The Atlantic City Steel Pier opens…1948] Columbia Records unveils its new long-playing 33 1/3 rpm phonograph record… 1960] Open and closed: Arnold Palmer comes from 7 strokes down to win the U.S. Open…2000] Tiger Woods wins the U.S. Open by 15 strokes… 1961] Curtains: "Gunsmoke" airs for the last time on CBS Radio but the show had already moved to TV in 1955… 1977] Battling Billy: Billy Martin accuses Reggie Jackson of loafing in rightfield during a game against the Red Sox at Fenway. Martin pulls him out of the game and then the fun begins. Players and coaches have to separate the two as they fight in the Yankee dugout on live TV. Just another day at the office for the Yankees… 1979] Pass the salt: President Jimmy Carter and Soviet President Leonid I. Brezhnev sign the SALT II strategic arms limitation treaty in Vienna. They celebrate by downing Vienna sausage and cookies and wash it down with Stoly… 1983] Ride Sally Ride: Astronaut Sally K. Ride becomes our first woman in space as she and 4 other colleagues blast off aboard the space shuttle Challenger. This is the same Challenger that will explode later in January, 1986. Sally was not aboard that time and is now retired from the space program… 1984] Talk can be deadly: Denver Talk Radio host Alan Berg is shot to death outside his home. Two white supremacists are convicted of civil rights violations in the slaying… 1996] Guilty as charged: Richard Allen Davis is convicted in San Jose (CA) of the 1993 kidnap-murder of 12-year old Polly Klaas… 2004] Must-not see TV: An al-Qaida cell in Saudi Arabia beheads American engineer Paul M. Johnson Jr., posting grisly photos of his severed head on the Internet. Saudi security forces track down and kill the alleged mastermind of the kidnapping and murder…For more on June 18th: