On This Day In Baby Boomer History

Posted on November 7th, 2013 in Black History & Personalities,Politics,Pop Culture,Television by Terry Hamburg

“History teaches us the mistakes we are going to make.”  ~Anonymous

“History is a jangle of accidents, blunders, surprises and absurdities, and so is our knowledge of it, but if we are to report it at all we must impose some order upon it.” ~Henry Steele Commanger, historian


2010: Talk show host Conan O’Brien returns to television on TBS after a ten-month absence.

2006: Donald Rumsfeld resigns as Secretary of Defense.

1990: 100,000 additional U.S. troops are sent to the Persian gulf.

1989: David Dinkins becomes the first black mayor of New York City.

1989: Douglas Wilder is elected as the first black governor (Virginia).

1988: George H. W. Bush defeats Mike Dukakis for the Presidency.

1984: First mother goes into space.

1968: John Lennon gets divorced.

1966: Edward Brooke is the first black elected to the U. S. Senate (Massachusetts).

1966Ronald Reagan is elected governor of California.

1965: Television premiere of

1960: John F. Kennedy beats Vice President Richard Nixon for the Presidency.

1951: Yogi Berra wins the first of his three Most Valuable Player awards.

1950: The Korean War is the site for first jet plane battle in history.

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