Monthly Archives: June 2012

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On this day in 1993 – The Chicago Bulls became the first NBA team in 27 seasons to win three successive championships.

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On this day in 1984 – Michael Jordan signed with the Chicago Bulls.  And as the saying goes…the rest is history!

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On this day in 1983 – Astronaut Sally K. Ride became America’s first woman in space as she and four colleagues blasted off aboard the space shuttle Challenger.

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On this day in 1972 – President Richard Nixon’s eventual downfall began with the arrest of five burglars inside Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C.’s Watergate complex.

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On this day in 2001 – The Leaning Tower of Pisa opened for the first time since 1990 as work to keep it from falling over was completed; it now leans only 4.1 m (13.5 ft) off perpendicular, 44 cm (17 in) less than its … Continue reading

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On this day in 1956 – Fifteen-year-old John Lennon (b. 9 October 1940) of the music group, The Quarrymen, met 13-year-old Paul McCartney (b. 18 June 1942) and invited him to join the group.

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On this day in 1954 President Dwight Eisenhower signed an order adding the words “under God” to the Pledge of Allegiance.

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On this day in 1994 – A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, blamed recklessness by Exxon Corporation and Capt. Joseph Hazelwood for the Exxon Valdez disaster, allowing victims of the nation’s worst oil spill to seek $15 billion in damages.

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On this day in 1994 – The bodies of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were discovered outside her Brentwood, California condominium, and within days, actor/football legend O.J. Simpson was charged by police. Personal note: Very sad, sad day for the Brown and Goldman families…and as Time magazine’s cover stated: An … Continue reading

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On this day in 1982 – The movie “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial” opened. I will always remember: E.T. phone home.  Still love the movie to this day.

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