“History: gossip well told.” ~Elbert Hubbard, philosopher
“History is the sum total of the things that could have been avoided.” ~Konrad Adenauer, statesman
“When a history book contains no lies it is always tedious.” ~Anatole France, novelist
2003: At the Wimbledon Women’s Finals, Serena Williams beat her sister Venus Williams.
1991: Colorado Rockies and Florida Marlins given final approval by baseball’s owners.
1989: Rock knock. Rod Stewart hits his head while on stage and drops unconscious.
1987: Drinks his juice like a good boy every morning. Mark McGwire is the first rookie to hit 30 home runs before All Star break.
1984: Supreme Court weakens 70-year-old “exclusionary rule” by declaring that evidence seized with defective court warrants can now be used in criminal trials.
1980: At Wimbledon, Evonne Goolagong beats Chris Evert.
1980: At Wimbledon, Bjorn Borg beats John McEnroe.
1973: “Live and Let Die” James Bond movie premieres.
1968: John Lennon sells his psychedelic painted Rolls-Royce.
1963: First Beatles tune to hit U.S. music charts “From Me to You” pops up at #87.
1954: B-52A bomber makes its maiden flight.
1949: New York Giants purchase Monty Irvin and Henry Thompson, the first blacks on the team.
1947: Larry Doby signs with Cleveland Indians to become the first black baseball player in the American League.
1946: The bikini swimsuit design debuts at Paris fashion show.