- 1775] Hunker at Bunker: The Battle of Bunker Hill
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009...
10 Timeline Memories:
1885] Who’s that lady?: The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor aboard the French ship Isere… 1941] First TV CP: WNBT-TV (now WNBC), channel 4, New York City is granted the first construction permit to operate a commercial TV station in the country. The station signs on July 1, 1941… 1950] I left my heart in San Francisco and my liver in Kansas City: 44-year old Ruth Tucker receives the first kidney transplant in a 45-minute operation in a suburban Chicago hospital. Unfortunately Ms. Tucker was supposed to get a new liver (kidding)... 1960] Teddy launches #500: Ted Williams hits a two-run shot to help the Red Sox beat the Indians 3-1. That home run gives Williams 500 as the “Splendid Splinter” becomes only the 4th player with 500 home runs… 1961] Dancing defector: Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects to the West while his troupe performs in Paris... 1972] The floodgates open up at Watergate: President Richard Nixon’s downfall begins with the arrest of 5 burglars inside Democratic national headquarters in Washington, D.C.’s Watergate complex… 1994] This is A.C., I got O.J. in the car: After leading the LAPD on a crawl-like chase through Southern California, O.J. Simpson is arrested and charged with the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman… 2005] Guilty as charged: Dennis Kozlowski, former Tyco CEO is convicted of misappropriating Tyco’s corporate funds, among other charges. Kozlowski is serving 8 to 25 years in upstate New York… 2008] Celtic Pride: The Boston Celtics win their 17th NBA championship by beating the Los Angeles Lakers in 6 games. The Lakers just beat Orlando for this year's title...For more on July 17th: