Throwback Thursdays ~ Fun Facts ~ 2.8.2024

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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.

 

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY

u 2004: The social networking site Facebook launches Feb. 4.

u 2001: Kelly Ripa succeeds Kathy Lee Gifford Feb. 5 as new co-host of ABC’s “Live.”

u 1969: The first Boeing 747 takes an inaugural flight Feb. 9.

u 1960: On Feb. 9, the first five stars are placed on the “Hollywood Walk of Fame.”

u 1952: Queen Elizabeth II ascends to the British throne Feb. 8

u 1938: The play “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder opens Feb. 4 in New York City.

u 1881: The city of Phoenix, AZ, is incorporated Feb. 5.

u 1789: U.S. electors unanimously choose George Washington as the first president Feb. 4.

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Comments (10)

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

Good Morning Dorie, Your insights are always interesting when revisiting past events and shedding light on these moments again.

Feb 08, 2024 06:46 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thank you Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 

Feb 08, 2024 07:15 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Good morning Dorie,
I must be getting old. I've been alive for more of your featured historical events than not. 🤣

Feb 08, 2024 06:59 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Ha Ha! I found it interesting Queen Elizabeth 11 ascended the throne in 1952..what a long reign! 

Feb 08, 2024 07:17 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

It is amazing that Facebook is only 20 years old. It is so woven into the fabric of our society now.

Feb 08, 2024 07:26 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Dorie, for sharing this interesting list of fun facts.

Have a great day!

Feb 08, 2024 07:35 AM
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hello, Dorie Dillard Austin TX These are some interesting facts in history to know. I do remember my first time on that Boeing 747 as I flew over to Germany in the early 1970's. 

Feb 08, 2024 07:38 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Dorie and great history lesson again and wow figure Facebook was around longer.  

Feb 08, 2024 09:14 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Dorie- hard to believe that Facebook has been around for 20 years. It has morphed quite a bit over the years. 

Feb 08, 2024 12:43 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie I would have guessed the "Hollywood Walk of Fame" had been around much longer that that

Feb 08, 2024 01:27 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Hmm, I did not know that about Phoenix, AZ, haha.  I am sure there is quite a bit that I don't know about Phoenix, AZ, even though I have lived in the area for so many years.

Feb 09, 2024 04:58 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

It's so odd.  It almost seems like Facebook has always been here.  I went to work for a Software development company in 1997.  That was 7 years before Facebook.

Feb 10, 2024 04:00 PM