- 1863] Not so civil: The Civil War’s Battle of Gettysburg
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009...
10 Timeline Memories:
1963] Zip It!: The U.S. Post Office introduces 5-digit ZIP codes... 1969] A princely investment: Britain’s Prince Charles is invested as the prince of Wales… 1979] Walking the Walk: The 70s version of the iPhone, the Walkman is introduced by SONY. Does anyone still have one??? 1979] The Susan B. Anthony Dollar coin is introduced: Whose brilliant idea was this??? 1980] Mapleleaf pride: "O Canada" is proclaimed the national anthem of Canada on “Canada Day“… 1987] All sports, all the time: WFAN becomes the 1st All-Sports station in the nation. The Country format moves to WYNY... 1995] “Happy Trails": Wolfman Jack dies from a heart attack at 57…1996] 42 year-old Margaux Hemingway takes a fatal overdose one day before the anniversary of her grandfather’s suicide in 1961…1997] Actor Robert Mitchum is a victim of lung cancer at 79…2000] Walter Matthau dies from cardiac arrest at 79…2004] Marlon Brando dies from respiratory failure at 80...2005] Singer Luther Vandross passes away in New York, two years after suffering a stroke. He was 54... 2004] Deter takes a dive: Derek Jeter dives headfirst into the Yankee Stadium stands to catch a foul ball and inspires the Yankees to a 5-4 victory over the Red Sox. Derek’s father, an avid hockey fan, gave Derek the middle name “Sanderson” after Derek Sanderson (who was at my going-away party at one of the restaurants he owned in Boston)… 2005] Sandra’s day is done: Justice Sandra Day O'Connor unexpectedly announces her retirement from the Supreme Court…For more on July 1st: