Throwback Thursdays ~ Fun Facts ~ 11/17/2022

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899

It's fun to look back over the years and see the significance of certain dates. Here's a few to check out!

u 2009: On Nov. 13, NASA announces “significant” water found on the moon.

u 2006: Google acquires YouTube Nov. 13 for $1.65 million in Google stock

u 1987: The Iran-Contra report issued Nov. 18 blames President Reagan for wrongdoing.

u 1981: The FDA approves Merck’s vaccine for Hepatitis B on Nov. 16.

u 1973: On Nov. 17, President Richard Nixon tells journalists, “I am not a crook.”

u 1972: On Nov. 14, Oregon’s Blue Ribbon Sports changes its name to Nike.

u 1956: On Nov.14, the Soviet Union crushes a Hungarian uprising.

u 1869: The Suez Canal in Egypt opens Nov. 17.

u 1851: Herman Melville’s seminal novel “Moby Dick” is published on Nov. 14.

u 1777: The U.S. Congress adopts the Articles of Confederation Nov. 15.

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Comments (11)

Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Dorie- I love these each week!!! Whenever I read these, it reminds me just how much history I don't know or remember!!!!  Hope you had fun in CA.

Nov 17, 2022 05:18 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

I had a wonderful time celebrating my sisters 80th birthday with family! She is an inspiration and will be posting soon about it Kathy Streib .

Nov 17, 2022 07:05 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Interesting that way back in 2009 NASA found "significant water" on the moon but really hasn't done anything since, haha.  SpaceX is certainly advancing things in that arena though.

Nov 18, 2022 04:01 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

You are right Brian England 

Nov 18, 2022 07:11 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Dorie - I really enjoy reading these facts every Thursday.  Have a great weekend.

Nov 18, 2022 04:30 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thank you Grant Schneider !

Nov 18, 2022 07:11 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Dorie. Great fun facts. The one that brings a thought to my mind is how much a vendor is going to charge for bottled moon water? Enjoy your day.

Nov 18, 2022 04:46 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

I'm sure a lot!!

Nov 18, 2022 07:12 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Dorie, This is such a great reminder of what has happened in the past. History is so interesting!

Nov 18, 2022 04:51 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Yes it is and I don't think its being taught in the schools like before Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 

Nov 18, 2022 07:12 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Dorie... I enjoy checking in on these each week. Sadly, I feel as if I remember Richard Nixon's I'm not a crook speech like it was yesterday. And then I realize almost 50 years have passed.

Nov 18, 2022 05:01 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Hard to believe its been 50 years, Nina Hollander, Broker !!

Nov 18, 2022 07:13 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Dorie - it's always interesting, to me, how history is remembered.  And yes, the italics are my interpretation because laughter needs to be a part of the conversation.  

Nov 18, 2022 05:01 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

So true Michael Jacobs 

Nov 18, 2022 07:13 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Wow I didn't know Nike wasn't always called Nike!

The things we learn from your Fun Facts!

Nov 18, 2022 05:06 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

I never new they cahaged their name Kat Palmiotti 

Nov 18, 2022 07:14 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

This is so interesting. Kind of proves history is written by those who control the different today.

Nov 18, 2022 05:20 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

You have that right Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty 

Nov 18, 2022 07:15 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie I don't recall the NASA announcement about finding water on the Moon. 

Where there is water, there is a possibility of being life as well.

Nov 18, 2022 12:39 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I had no idea that water had been found on the moon.  I learned something new today.

Nov 19, 2022 10:49 AM