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Let’s Remember to be “Thankful” - 09/29/07 08:35 AM
Lately, I've been back and forth between home & Memphis & have not had the time to blog. The following is an article from my newsletter that I sent out about one month ago & just wanted to share it with others. Originally, I had planned to write an article that was real estate related and might be useful to you. But, then I came to experience a set of events and wanted to write on a more personal level and more to the point about time, life, awareness and being thankful. Forgive me if I tend to ramble for there are (10 comments)
Uh Oh - I Must Be Getting Old! - 09/13/07 11:14 AM
On this date in history... NY City became the 1st capital of the US in 1788.1st loan to the US Government was from NYC banks in 1789.US Gen. Winfield Scott captured Mexico City during the American-Mexican war in 1847.1st naval battle of Civil War - Union frigate "Colorado" sank privateer "Judah" off Pensacola, FL in 1861.Xavier University, the 1st US University for Blacks opened in New Orleans in 1925.Margaret Chase Smith (R-Me) elected senator in 1948. She was the 1st woman to serve in both houses of Congress.11 guards & 31 prisoners died in a take over at Attica State Prison (2 comments)
On This Date in History... - 09/12/07 11:44 AM
On this day in history...1st submarine was tested in London in 1624.Lusitania arrived in NYC after a record 5 day crossing of the Atlantic in 1907.World's 1st female cop, Alice Stebbins Wells, appointed to the LAPD in 1910.Millionaire Howard Hughes flew his own designed plane at 352.46 mph in 1935.John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier in 1953.Nikita Khrushchev became the 1st Secretary of USSR Communist Party in 1953.US Supreme Court ordered Little Rock Ark high school to integrate in 1958.Honestly, I had thought of a post for today, but must admit that I'm having a major brain f__t. So with (0 comments)
The Dreaded 'R' Word - Recession - 09/11/07 11:08 AM
On this day in history...Benjamin Franklin wrote "There never was a good war or bad peace" in 1773.Alexander Hamilton appointed 1st Secretary of Treasury in 1789.Stephen Foster's song, "Oh! Susanna" was first performed at a saloon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on September 11, 1847.1st newspaper cartoon strip was printed in 1875.1st commercially successful electric bus line opened in Hollywood in 1910.Spain left the League of Nation due to Germany joining in 1926.Boulder Dam was dedicated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936.Jewish ghettos of Minsk & Lida Belorussia were liquidated in 1943.1st mobile long-distance car-to-car telephone conversation in 1946.The twin towers of (6 comments)
So You Don't Think It Matters! - 09/10/07 11:13 AM
On this day in history...Jews who survived a massacre in Constance Germany are burned to death in 1349.George Washington asked for a spy volunteer and Nathan Hale volunteered in 1776.The rickshaw was invented in Japan in 1846.The sewing machine was patented by Elias Howe in 1846.Lincoln Highway opened as the 1st paved coast-to-coast highway in 1913.Canada declared war on Germany in 1939.Swanson sold it's 1st "TV dinner" in 1953.U. S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps was incorporated in 1962.Today is also Suicide Prevention Day. According to the National Mental Health Information Center, "Every 17 minutes someone in America commits suicide, and for every (0 comments)
Grandparent's Day - 09/09/07 11:33 AM
On this day in history...Columbus' fleet set sail westward in 1492.The New England colonies declared war on Wampanoag Indians in 1675.1st steam engine arrived in US colonies in 1753."The United Colonies" were renamed the "United States" by the Continental Congress in 1776.California became 31st state in 1850 and they call today "Admission Day."Orville Wright made the first 1-hr airplane flight at Fort Myer, VA in 1908.National Broadcasting Company (NBC) was created by the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) in 1926. For all intents and purposes is still owned by the same company today since GE bought over RCA in 1986.The Allies (2 comments)
The Fed Rate Cut - 09/08/07 04:01 PM
On this day in history...The Spanish expedition established the first permanent European settlement in North America, St. Augustine, in 1565.The Dutch surrendered New Amsterdam to the British, who renamed it New York, in 1664.NY Athletic Club formed in 1868.1st appearance of " The Pledge of Allegiance" was published in The Youth's Companion in 1892 to commemorate the 400 anniversary of Columbus' discovery of America.Gaeston, Texas was struck by a hurricane that killed an estimated 8000 people in 1900.The comic strip "Blondie," created by Chic Young, was first published in 1930.A peace treaty with Japan was signed by 49 nations in San (0 comments)
Fall Clean Up - 09/07/07 08:36 AM
On this day in history...1st closed-circuit auto race held at Cranston, RI in 1896.The historic Farley Post Office building in New York City opened for postal business in 1914.First Miss America Pageant was held in 1921.Interpol is formed in Vienna in 1923.Boulder Dam, now the Hoover Dam, began operation in 1936.Integration began in Wash, DC & Baltimore, MD public schools in 1954.The PLO hijacked 4 planes in 1970.ESPN premiered in 1979.Fall Clean UpSpring isn't the only time to clean up your home. Fall is a very important time as well. Many of you in the northern areas will need to start (0 comments)
Mortgages & Closings - 09/06/07 03:48 PM
On this date in history...Great fire of London occurred in 1666.1st US lighthouse was built in Boston in 1716.Women's Right's Convention met in NYC in 1853.Carnation processed its 1st can of evaporated milk in 1899.William McKinley, the 25th US President was shot by anarchist Leon Czolgosz at the New York Buffalo Pan-American Exposition in New York in 1901. He died 8 days later on September 14th.The Harlem Globetrotters were organized 1927.All Jews over the age of 6 in German territories ordered to wear a star in 1941.WINS NYC began playing rock n roll with Alan Freed Show in 1954.Mortgages & ClosingsThe (0 comments)
On This Date in History... - 09/05/07 08:01 AM
Russia's Peter the Great imposed a tax on beards in 1698.The 1st Continental Congress assembled in Philadelphia in 1774.1st gasoline pump is delivered to a gasoline dealer in Ft Wayne, Ind in 1885.The National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues formed in 1901.FDR declared US neutrality at the start of WW II in Europe in 1939."Mad Tuesday" 65,000 Dutch nazi collaborators fleed to Germany in 1944.JFK signed a law against hijacking (the sentence would be the death penalty) in 1961. 21 killed by hijackers aboard a Pan Am jet in Karachi Pakistan in 1968.11 Israeli athletes are slain at Munich Olympics by (0 comments)
Mortgages - Imagine That!! - 09/04/07 11:56 AM
On this date in history...English astronomer Edmund Halley sees his namesake comet in 1682.Robert Fulton began operating his steamboat in 1807.General Robert E. Lee invaded the North with 50,000 Confederate troops in 1862.George Eastman patented thefirst roll-film camera and registered the name "Kodak" in 1888.1st transcontinental TV broadcast by President Harry S. Truman addressing the opening of Japanese Peace Treaty Conference in 1951.Mark Spitz became the first athlete to win seven Olympic gold medals in the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany.Palestinians hijack KLM DC-9 to Cyprus in 1976.Today is Newpaper Carrier Day - Barney Flaherty became the 1st newsboy (10 (0 comments)
Labor Day - 09/03/07 10:55 AM
On this date in history....Treaty of Paris that ended the Revolutionary War was signed in 1783.Labor Day was celebrated as a legal holiday for the first time in 1894.First professional football game was played in Latrobe, PA in 1895.The First U.S. bowling league was established in 1921.In 1939 World War was II declared when England and France declare war on Germany.Labor DayLabor Day differs from other holidays in that it celebrates the working man. Unfortunately, now a days, the meaning of this holiday has been greatly lost. It used to be that it was generally a day off for workers. It (0 comments)
On This Day in History... - 09/02/07 07:58 AM
On this date in history....The Great Fire in London destroys 13,000 houses & kills 8 in 1666.Last day of the Julian calender in US & England (no Sept 3-Sept 13th) in 1752.US Treasury Department established by Congress in 1789.Machine gun 1st used in battle in 1898.National Commission recommends a best-of-9 World Series in 1919.1st non-stop airplane flight from Europe to US (37 hrs) in 1930.Holocaust diarist Anne Frank was sent to Auschwitz in 1944.V-J Day - Japan signed a formal surrender in 1945.Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace prevents integration of Tuskegee HS in 1963.Philips introduces CD-video in 1987.Til tomorrow where we (0 comments)
The Mortgage Debacle, The Market & The Fallout! - 09/01/07 10:52 AM
Today on this date in history...First federal tax was levied on tobacco in 1862.Emma M. Nutt Day, she was the first woman telephone operator in 1878.Labor Day was declared a U S national holiday by Congress in 1894.World World II began when German troops invade Poland in 1939 at 5:30AM.Lead in paint is declared illegal in 1977.The Mortgage Debacle, The Market & The Fallout!Several things have been in the news. Yesterday, I touched briefly on the possible expanded role of the FHA in helping people to be able to refinance before they lose their home to foreclosure. I think that this (0 comments)
Mortgage & More! - 09/01/07 10:47 AM
Today (8/31) in history....US Naval Observatory was authorized by an act of Congress in 1842.1st US men's single tennis championships 1881 in Newport, RI.1st major earthquake recorded in eastern US, at Charleston SC, 110 die in 1886.FDR signs an act prohibiting export of US arms to belligerents in 1935.US National Guard assembles in 1940.1st microwave TV station operated in Lufkin, Tx in 1955.1st sun-powered automobile demonstrated, Chicago, Ill in 1955.Malayasia (formerly Malaya) gains independence from Britain in 1957.Former Teamsters' president Jimmy Hoffa reported missing in 1975.Emily & William Harris plead guilty to 1974 kidnapping of Patty Hearst in 1978.MortgagesWith the advent (0 comments)
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