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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Today in History...


1743: First half-page ad is published (New York Weekly Journal)

1768: Boston Gazette publishes "Liberty Song," America's 1st patriotic song

1925: Hitler publishes Mein Kampf

1968: Intel incorporates

1980: Billy Joel's Glass Houses album tops charts

1987: NY Yankee Don Mattingly ties home run record

1994: Crayola introduces scented crayons



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12 comments:

Braja said...

No one asked permission to put my house on the cover like that......

Angie Ledbetter said...
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Angie Ledbetter said...

This is what I was trying to write:

LOL, Braja, shame on that book publisher!

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

How come I've never heard of scented crayons?

Lazy Writer said...

I love Billy Joel! He's my favorite. Thanks for the tidbit about him.

jinksy said...

How have I existed till now without knowing about the date of the scented crayons?!

Terri Tiffany said...

1743 for the first ads? Wow--didn't even know they made magazines back then.

Marguerite said...

Very interesting post, Angie. I really enjoy historical trivia. Come on over to Cajun Country, I have another award for you, sha!

Angie Ledbetter said...

PHST: You've been sheltered! Please remedy immediately. :)

You're welcome, Lazy. His was one of the best concerts I ever saw...back in the Stone Age.

jinksy: we learn as we go. LOL

Terri: Me either. I just love trivia.

Thanks, Marguerite. Ooo on the award. Be right over!

Anita said...

scented crayons!! I remember those!

t i m said...

so that's why i was taken to the emergency unit when i sniffed the crayons dislodging one of them in my nostrils

Deb Shucka said...

Scented crayons and Mein Kampf in the same space makes me dizzy.

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