I remember the New Years Eve
when it was turning to 1950. I was 6 years old &
was so confused on how to change 1949 to 1950!
But now changing it toI think I can handle
I am not a History buff. As a
matter of fact, history was my worst subject in
I only know how far we have come in this century.
Would our Ancestors have thought of having all the modern conveniences like we have.
Such as TV sets, Washing Machines & Dryers etc. How about all the Electric gadgets like Microwave Ovens, Food Processors, Blenders, Mixers, Electric Knives etc.
What about Computers &
WHAT NO WEBTV?
How about NO indoor plumbing or bathtubs?
How about coming from 78rpm records to reel to reel to eight track to cassette tapes to CD's.
I remember only black & white TV with only 13 stations.
I remember my grandparents telling me about eating a full Chinese meal for 13 cents.
I am sure we all have lots of
memories of things that have changed!
What progress will our children & grandchildren see in this 21st. century?
Prices on this date were:
Friday, December 31st, the 365th and final day of 1999.
Today's Highlight in History:
On December 31st, 1879, Thomas Edison first publicly demonstrated his electric incandescent light in Menlo Park, New Jersey.
On this date: In 1775, the British repulsed an attack by Continental Army generals Richard Montgomery and Benedict Arnold at Quebec; Montgomery was killed.
In 1862, President Lincoln signed an act admitting West Virginia to the Union.
In 1897, Brooklyn, New York, spent its last day as a separate entity before becoming part of New York City.
In 1946, President Truman officially proclaimed the end of hostilities in World War Two.
In 1961, the Marshall Plan expired after distributing more than 12 billion dollars in foreign aid.
In 1974, private US citizens were allowed to buy and own gold for the first time in more than 40 years.
In 1978, Taiwanese diplomats struck their colors for the final time from the embassy flagpole in Washington, marking the end of diplomatic relations with the US.
In 1985, singer Rick Nelson, 45, and six other people were killed when fire broke out aboard a DC-3 that was taking the group to a New Year's Eve performance in Dallas.
In 1986, ninety-seven people were killed when fire broke out in the Dupont Plaza Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Three hotel workers later pleaded guilty to charges in connection with the blaze.)
In 1997, Michael Kennedy, the 39-year-old son of the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy, was killed in a skiing accident on Aspen Mountain in Colorado.
26 years 5 months older than Andy Griffith, age
29 years 11 months older than Dick Clark, age
31 years 3 months older than Leonard Nimoy, age
33 years 4 months older than Carol Burnett, age
36 years 1 month older than Alan Alda, age
37 years 6 months older than Bill Cosby, age
42 years 11 months older than Linda Evans, age
45 years 1 month older than Tom Selleck, age
47 years 3 months older than David Letterman, age
50 years 4 months older than Jay Leno, age
54 years 1 month older than Oprah Winfrey, age
55 years 2 months older than Kelsey Grammer, age
58 years 5 months older than Drew Carey, age
61 years 5 months older than Michael J. Fox, age
63 years 5 months older than Helen Hunt, age
69 years 1 month older than Jennifer Aniston, age
71 years 11 months older than Christina
Applegate, age 28
76 years 6 months older than Fred Savage, age
81 years 8 months older than Jonathan Taylor
Thomas, age 18
86 years 5 months older than Mary-Kate & Ashley
Olsen, age 13
and that you were:
39 years old when NBC televised the opening of
the 39 NY World Fair
48 years old when Texaco Star Theatre first aired
53 years old at the time TV Guide debuted
55 years old when the series Gunsmoke
57 years old during the first airing of Leave It
59 years old when the first episode of Bonanza
62 years old at the time Beverly Hillbillies
64 years old when the Addams Family first
appeared on TV
66 years old at the time the first Star Trek
episode was televised
71 years old when All in the Family was first
72 years old at the time the TV series M*A*S*H
75 years old when Saturday Night Live first
78 years old when CBS introduced Dallas
81 years old during the first airing of Hill
82 years old at the time the first Cheers episode
86 years old when L.A. Law was first aired on
87 years old at the time the series Married with
88 years old when the series Roseanne
91 years old in the month Home Improvement
94 years old at the time the TV series Friends