Throwback Thursdays ~ Fun Facts 12/1/2022

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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 1995: President Bill Clinton signs a bill Nov. 28 ending the 55-mph federal speed limit.

u 1990: Margaret Thatcher resigns Nov. 28 as Prime Minister of Britain.

u 1984: Barney Clark receives the first artificial heart transplant Dec. 2. He lives 112 days.

u 1973: The U.S. Senate confirms Gerald Ford as VP Nov. 27 after Spiro Agnew resigns.

u 1969: On Dec. 1, the U.S. government holds its first draft lottery since WWII.

u 1967: Dr. Christian Barnard performs the first heart transplant Dec. 3 in South Africa.

u 1955: Rosa Parks is arrested Dec. 1 after refusing to give up her seat to a white man.

u 1942: Enrico Fermi demonstrates a sustained nuclear chain reaction Dec. 2 in Chicago.

u 1929: On Nov. 29, Lt. Cmdr. Richard Byrd makes the first flight over the South Pole.

u 1804: Napoleon is crowned emperor of France Dec. 2 at Notre Dame in Paris.


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Comments (15)

Gary & Melynda Wolter, Since 2001, 480-269-1164
ProSmart Realty - Mesa, AZ
Reliable, Premier Personal Service since 2001

Love history and memories like this! Go Cyclones...I (Melynda) went to Iowa St too! Go Cyclones! Have a prosperous and healthy 2023!

Dec 01, 2022 10:26 AM
Cathy Criado
Criado Realty - San Antonio, TX
Making Real Estate Profitable

Interesting info. Thanks for the run down memory lane! Happy Thursday!

Dec 01, 2022 10:32 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Dorie- I remember December 1, 1969, very well!!!!  I didn't know Larry then but he remembers it because it was on his birthday!

Dec 01, 2022 11:44 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Gary & Melynda Wolter (CRS) 480-269-1164 ..its a small world for sure! My parents went to Iowa State and became engaged under the campanile! 

Dec 01, 2022 04:52 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Thank you Cathy Criado 

Dec 01, 2022 04:53 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Kathy Streib : I saw your post on your Renaissance Man's birthday! Loved it!!

Dec 01, 2022 04:55 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

You are correct; those are some really fun facts Dorie Dillard Austin TX 

Dec 01, 2022 08:04 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I find these facts to be so interesting. Thank you for sharing!

(And have a great day!)

Dec 02, 2022 05:01 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am sure this is all stuff that was talked about on the news but I missed out on the discussions since I don't watch the news, haha.

Dec 02, 2022 05:08 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Dorie... I remember many of these events... just couldn't necessarily track them back to a specific year or date. But what's really scary is how some of these events took place so long ago, but don't feel that way in my mind.

Dec 02, 2022 05:17 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Hi Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS ..thanks for stopping by!

Dec 02, 2022 11:19 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I'm smiling at the ending of the federal speed limit of 55 in 1995.  I came back from a little drive along highway 80 awhile ago.  They were speeding as much as 85 miles an hour.

Dec 02, 2022 12:03 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Dorie, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Dec 02, 2022 12:09 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie 1995 was not that long ago.  Can you imagine anyone going just 55 MPH on a freeway today????

Dec 02, 2022 02:18 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Lots of fun facts here, Dorie. I admit a few were new to me!

Enjoy your weekend!

Jeff

Dec 02, 2022 07:51 PM