I was uninspired as to what to blog about today, so I decided to do a little research and came up with a few interesting facts about today’s date in history.
In 1981, the second scheduled flight of the space shuttle Columbia was cancelled with only 31 seconds lefts in the countdown.
In 2001, Hurricane Michelle hit Cuba, destroying crops and thousands of homes. The United States the gesture of sending humanitarian aid. The next month, on December 16, Cuba received the first commercial food shipment from the U.S. in nearly 40 years.
Today is the birthday of many famous folks as well. Many have passed on, including “Will” Rogers, Walter Cronkite, “Art” Carney, and Cameron Mitchell
Still with us today are: Loretta Swit, Laura Bush, Jeff Probst and Matthew McConaughey
In 1984, Prince’s “Purple Rain” tour began with seven sold out shows at Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena. Sheila E was the opening act.
In 1972, The Jackson Five appeared on “Soul Train”- Unfortunately, I was unable to capture an image for this one.
In 1957, Jerry Lee Lewis performed “Great Balls of Fire” on “American Bandstand”
Maybe if everyone likes this post, and wants to see more like it, I could make it a regular Friday feature! Let me know in the comments. Enjoy your evening, now go make some history of your own!