Throw back Thursdays ~ Fun Facts ~ 6.13.2024

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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.



u 1994: On June 17, O.J. Simpson leads police on a low-speed chase down an LA freeway.

u 1982: Argentina surrenders to the British June 15, ending the Falkland Islands War.

u 1978: The movie version of the musical "Grease" premiers June 16 in New York City.

u 1967: Thurgood Marshall becomes the first Black Supreme Court Justice June 13.

u 1963: Russia's Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space June 16.

u 1951: The first commercial computer, "Univac I," debuts at the U.S. Census June 14.

u 1885: On June 17, the Statue of Liberty arrives in New York, packed in 200 crates.

u 1877: The first observance of U.S. Flag Day is held June 14.

u 1777: On June 14, the Continental Congress adopts the new U.S. flag.

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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Dorie... I have a feeling that those of us who were of a certain age all remember that crazy low speed OJ Simpson chase.

Jun 13, 2024 06:10 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

I remember watching it and the whole world was watching it Nina Hollander, Broker 

Jun 13, 2024 06:23 PM
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, To this day, Grease is one of my all-tie favorite movies. I remember taking our young kids to see it and they made us stay to see it again!

Jun 13, 2024 06:23 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Grease was a great movie Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 ! Your kids must have really liked it to stay and watch it again!

Jun 13, 2024 06:24 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Dorie - although I wasn't around when they first made their entrance, I do remember the days when computers filled entire rooms.  Looking back often tells me how quickly history changes/evolves.  

Jun 13, 2024 06:31 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Technology has been evolving at light speeds Michael Jacobs ! All the advancements are mind boggling! 

Jun 13, 2024 06:25 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

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

Jun 13, 2024 06:34 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Glad you enjoyed them Roy Kelley 

Jun 13, 2024 06:25 PM
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

Hi Dorie,
That "low speed" chase was bizarre.

Jun 13, 2024 06:52 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Totally bizarre Carol Williams !!!

Jun 13, 2024 06:25 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

It seems like that OJ chase happened just yesterday. I remember Bronco sales boomed after the

Jun 13, 2024 07:12 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

They sure did son bought a 1966 Bronco and loves it for football games and uses it as his signature photo sitting in the front of  all his listings! His sellers love it!

Jun 13, 2024 06:27 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Dorie and always learning from you on these dates in history.  Can not believe two hundred crates for the Lady in New York.


Jun 13, 2024 07:36 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Amazing isn't it Will Hamm !

Jun 13, 2024 06:28 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Dorie- I will never forget watching that chase seen on television. I've seen many strange things on television but never anything like that. 

Jun 13, 2024 11:29 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

I remember watching it too..the whole country was watching the chase on TV Kathy Streib !!

Jun 13, 2024 06:29 PM
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Blasts from the Past to be sure Dorie. Hey Fathers Day is around the corner and wasFather's Day was inaugurated in the United States in the early 20th century to complement Mother's Day in celebrating fathers, fathering, and fatherhood. Father's Day was founded in Spokane, Washington, at the YMCA in 1910 by Sonora Smart Dodd, who was born in Arkansas.

Jun 13, 2024 11:39 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

What a great piece of trivia from out past Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI 

Jun 13, 2024 06:30 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

I don't think any of us will forget that ridiculous low speed chase way back when!!  And 1951 the first computer - must have been a really big puppy Dorie!  I recall huge ones back in high school and college - massive!

Jun 13, 2024 04:16 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

The chase was unheard of and the whole country tuned in to watch it. I remember the huge main frame for the computers too Anna "Banana" Kruchten !

Jun 13, 2024 06:31 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Some noteworthy events for the week, and then the O J Simpson debacle.

Jun 13, 2024 05:30 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

That was a debacle Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 !

Jun 13, 2024 06:22 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Well loved your post and some of the historical facts I new.... as to O.J. I was at the Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston and drinking at the bar as I watched the slow speed chaise:)Endre

Jun 13, 2024 09:34 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I saw a meme after OJ passed away that said if they didn't simulate that for his funeral procession, it would be a disservice, or something like that, haha.

Jun 14, 2024 05:45 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie it seems just like yesterday I was watching the O.J. Simpson chase.

Jun 14, 2024 03:54 PM