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Throwback Thursdays ~ Fun Facts ~ 1.18.2024

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899

Exploring the annals of history is always a fascinating journey, offering glimpses into the significance of various dates. Here are a few intriguing historical tidbits to dive into this week.



2009: On Jan 15, pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger lands a jet safely on the Hudson River.

2001: Wikipedia goes online Jan. 15.

1994: The 6.7-magnitude Northridge earthquake rocks L.A. Jan. 17, leaving 61 dead.

1986: The U.S. observes the first Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 20.

1981: Iran releases 52 U.S. hostages Jan. 20, after Reagan's presidential inauguration.

1967: On Jan. 15, Green Bay beats Kansas City 35-10 in the first Super Bowl.

1919: The 18th Amendment goes into effect Jan. 16, beginning alcohol prohibition.

1893: Hawaii's Queen Liliuokalani is overthrown Jan. 17 by American businessmen.

1892: The first official basketball game is played Jan. 20 in Springfield, MA.

1841: Ownership of Hong Kong was ceded from China to Great Britain Jan 20.

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Comments (13)

Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

Being a Packer Fan for many years, I do remember that First Super Bowl. Thanks for the memories as always.

Jan 18, 2024 07:34 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

It was quite an event in 1967 Leanne Smith !!!

Jan 18, 2024 07:53 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

I remember Sully. That was quite an amazing job he did. We need more of that today.

Jan 18, 2024 07:50 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

We sure do need more people like him Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty . Sully was a hero in doing what he knew best and wasn't afraid and did the right thing and safely landed the plane in the Hudson River..I still remember seeing it in the news over and over!.

Jan 18, 2024 07:55 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Dorie Dillard Austin TX  I forgot about the hostage crisis in 1991 with Iran.  Very interesting information

Jan 18, 2024 08:00 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thank you Hannah Williams for swinging by and checking them out!

Jan 18, 2024 07:28 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

This is great information Dorie Dillard Austin TX ! Thank you!

Jan 18, 2024 08:42 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

I appreciate you stopping by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 !

Jan 18, 2024 07:30 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Dorie, for sharing your interesting list of historical facts.

Jan 18, 2024 09:37 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thank you Roy Kelley 

Jan 18, 2024 07:30 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Dorie, on our local news Sully was one of the news reports and what a day that was!

Jan 18, 2024 10:57 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

I remember following it Joan Cox ....it was quite a day!

Jan 18, 2024 07:30 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie I remember watching that first Super Bowl game very well.

Jan 18, 2024 01:48 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

It was a big game for sure and everyone was watching George Souto !

Jan 18, 2024 07:29 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Dorie- just think...the Packers could face the Chiefs this year!!

Jan 18, 2024 01:57 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

I'm sure they could Kathy Streib !

Jan 18, 2024 07:28 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Dorie and great information to share with us today in the Rain.  Make it a great day!

Jan 18, 2024 02:15 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thank you Will Hamm !

Jan 18, 2024 07:31 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

These facts always interest me since I usually know about most of them and I can't believe they happened so long ago or even at all, haha.

Jan 19, 2024 04:28 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I clearly remember the 1994 Northridge quake.  One of my co-workers at a tech company, lost both of his parents, who were living in an apartment there.

Jan 19, 2024 02:08 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Jan 19, 2024 02:08 PM
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Homes

Sully landing on the Hudson was an incredible accomplishment.  These are all great facts to know.

Jan 22, 2024 01:41 PM