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Throwback Thursdays ~ Fun Facts ~ 3.28.2024

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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.



u1983: On March 29, Erno Rubik receives a patent for his "Magic Cube" puzzle.

u 1981: President Ronald Reagan is shot in a March 31 assassination attempt.

u 1979: Pennsylvania's Three Mile Island nuclear reactor partially melts down March 28.

u 1959: The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, flees Tibet for India March 31.

u 1953: On March 26, Dr. Jonas Salk announces a new vaccine for the polio virus.

u 1918: On March 31, the U.S. first observes Daylight Saving Time.

u 1898: The Supreme Court rules March 28 that a child born in the U.S. is a U.S. citizen.

u1863: The U.S. enacts its first wartime military draft on April 1.

u1836: The first Mormon Temple opens March 27 in Kirtland, OH.

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Michael Elliott
Fathom Realty - Burlington Township, NJ
Burlington, New Jersey Residential Sales

I remember three of them !

Mar 28, 2024 07:03 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, I do remember some of these noteworthy events. My, how time flies by!

Mar 28, 2024 07:24 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Top of the morning Dorie.  The 1898 Supreme Court ruling has had ripples that far exceeded any possible forsite of the time, or any one single person.  IMO    m

Mar 28, 2024 08:38 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Dorie and thank you for the history lesson again.  I always learn something from you.


Mar 28, 2024 10:07 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Dorie:

A fun read as always. I remember some of these events although not necessarily the actual dates.


Mar 28, 2024 10:42 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Dorie- I remember being a little girl and seeing the news with children who had polio. They were inside placed in iron lungs. That scared me to death!

Mar 28, 2024 11:50 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

It's difficult to believe that it's been 43 years since Reagan was shot.  I remember it like it was yesterday.


Mar 28, 2024 01:15 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

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

Mar 28, 2024 01:22 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie I use to be able to solve the Rubik Cube in about 3-4 minutes.

Mar 28, 2024 02:16 PM

That's awesome!  I never solved it. 

Mar 28, 2024 07:12 PM
Reputable Realty - Apple Valley, CA
...Marketing your home like no one else will.

I remember the President being shot.  Somethings you just never forget, where you where and how it made you feel.  I can remember he and Nancy waving out the hospittal window at the well wishers beolw. 

Mar 28, 2024 07:14 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

New a great many of them, you should add that Erno Rubik was Hungarian:)) on a side note now I will dislike the year 1918 I had no idea this bad decision has been around that long:))Endre

Mar 28, 2024 09:11 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have at least heard about most of these, but there are always a couple that I didn't even know happened, haha.

Mar 29, 2024 07:45 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

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

Mar 29, 2024 08:25 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

So glad here in AZ we don't have daylight savings time.

Apr 01, 2024 06:34 PM