Hello Speakies!!! Hope everyone is hanging in there so far. It's the middle of the week and hopefully it will be a long weekend for the majority of you because of the holiday that is upon us. I remember going to watch fireworks as a kid at various places. Mostly just parks, but one of my uncle's loved buying fireworks and I remember going to my grandmother's house and it would be a festive kind of day with your normal cookout food and watermelon!!! Lots of great memories. Let's see what July 3rd is celebrating today......
Son of Zippy
Air Conditioning Appreciation Day- In Florida it's a must!!!!
PacMan Game Day- Dropped a few quarters back in the day on this old school gem!!
Stay Out of the Sun Day- Especially if you go by the name Count!!!!
Today in History.........
1754 George Washington surrenders to French, Ft Necessity (7 Years' War)
1778 British forces massacre 360 men, women & children in Wyoming, Pa
1863 Battle of Gettysburg Pa ends, major victory for North
1958 "The Andy Williams Show" premiers on ABC (later on CBS & NBC)
1978 Supreme Court rules 5-4, FCC had a right to reprimand NY radio
station WBAI for broadcasting George Carlin's "Filthy Words"-Booo
1986 Pres Reagan presided over relighting of renovated Statue of Liberty
1989 The movie "Batman," set record of quickest $100 million (10 days)
1925 Tony Curtis [Bernard Schwartz] Bronx NY, actor (Some Like it Hot)
1943 Geraldo Rivera aka Gerry Rivers, nosey newsman (Geraldo)
1962 Tom Cruise Syracuse, actor (Risky Business, Color of Money, Rainman)
No longer with us.........
1971 Jim Morrison rocker (Doors), dies of heart failure in Paris
1981 Ross Martin actor (Mr Lucky, Wild Wild West), dies at 61
1989 Jim Backus actor (Magoo, Gilligan's Island), dies at 76 of pneumonia