Five Fascinating Facts That Happened on December 30

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Five Fascinating Facts That Happened on December 30

By REALTOR® Michelle Carr Crowe, Silicon Valley home selling expert

Inquisitive readers who love learning enjoy reading these blog posts about important facts and historical events.

In “Five Fascinating Facts That Happened on December 30”, learn about the YMCA, criminal Emma Snodgrass and one of many of Thomas Alva Edison’s inventions.

This blog shares facts and intriguing stories from the San Jose Mercury News,Brainy History, Wikipedia, Dates In History or more. These events for today’s blog post are from History Orb.

“Five Fascinating Facts That Happened on December 30

Kona coffee Michelle Carr Crowe blog image1817 - The first coffee plants were established in Kona, Hawaii (making what is now known simply as “Kona coffee”).

1861 – In the United States, banks stop making payments in gold.

1907 - Abraham Mills' commission declares Abner Doubleday as the inventor of baseball.

1924 - Edwin Hubble announces the Milky Way is only one of many other galactic systems. 

1938 – The electronic television system is patented by V. K. Zworykin. Fifteen years later in 1953, the first ever color television sets go on sale for about $1,175 each from RCA.

While interesting and intriguing, these facts have nothing to do with the real estate business of helping families buy and sell Santa Clara County, Calif. homes in San Jose, Saratoga and Cupertino. Learning about them just adds fun and fascination to life-and offers interesting topics of conversation for Silicon Valley residents.

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Michelle C. Carr-Crowe and the Get Results Team (established by the late legendary Silicon Valley super agent Judy Carr) are known as the "Lynbrook and Cupertino Schools Experts." Coaching clients to success is Michelle's passion, making her and her team creative catalysts for positive change in people's lives. She is a Silicon Valley-based multi-million dollar real estate consultant, author, coach and trainer who works by referral only.

Her designations have included: Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR), Accredited Consultant of Real Estate (ACRE), Accredited Luxury Home Specialist (ALHS)Accredited Staging Professional (ASP)Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE),  Property Marketing Expert (PME), Real Estate CyberSpace Specialist (RECS), and Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES).

Michelle is an internationally-published freelance writer with over 1,200 traditional articles in print and online, co-author of two books on Silicon Valley-specific real estate as well as over 68,000 blog posts on Blogger, ActiveRain, Examiner, FaceBook, Realtor, Trulia, RealBird and others. She enjoys reading, traveling, animals, nature, family, dancing, staging, consulting, coaching and praying. Check out her blog at or visit her online at or For RE$ult$ ... Just Call ... (408) 252-8900.



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Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Interesting facts thanks for sharing them.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Dec 30, 2013 06:25 AM #1
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Michelle, I had no idea the color TV was available for sale that early. I thought it was around 1960. Fun facts as usual.

Dec 30, 2013 10:16 AM #2
Andrew Payne Realtor® Richmond VA Homes For Sale~804-938-5257~
Coach House Realty - Richmond, VA
Richmond, VA, Real Estate, SRES®, NAR Green


That's great you came up with all that trivia.  It helps sometimes to know trivia to entertain friends and clients.  Have a great year in 2014!

Dec 30, 2013 11:32 AM #3
Brian DeYoung
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ithaca, NY
Brian DeYoung

great fun.and people are still paying 1175 for tvs

Dec 30, 2013 01:15 PM #4
David Shamansky
US Mortgages - David Shamansky - Highlands Ranch, CO
Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg

Hey Michelle, those facts may have nothing to do with RE but I still love them!
Happy New Years

Dec 30, 2013 02:48 PM #5
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Incredibly cool history lesson today, Michelle! Thanks for sharing!

Happy New Year!

Dec 31, 2013 12:46 AM #6
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

I had not idea about some of these facts, especially the color TV dating back that far.

Let's make 2014 the best year ever Michelle!

Dec 31, 2013 05:51 AM #7
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