Throwback Thursdays ~ Fun Facts ~ 6. 20.2024

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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 2004: On June 21, SpaceShipOne achieves the first privately funded human spaceflight.

u 1983: Sally Ride becomes the first U.S. woman in space June 18 aboard Challenger.

u 1977: The Trans-Alaska pipeline begins operation on June 20.

u 1933: Hitler bans all political parties in Germany except the Nazi party June 21.

u 1893: The Ferris Wheel debuts June 21 at the World Expo in Chicago, IL.

u 1873: Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 June 18 for attempting to vote in 1872 elections.

u 1865: On June 19, Texas proclaims freedom for slaves, the last state to do so.

u 1815: Napoleon is defeated by a European coalition June 18 at the Battle of Waterloo.

u 1788: The U.S. Constitution is ratified and goes into effect June 21.

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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
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Good Morning Dorie Dillard Austin TX 

It's always fun to learn what was happening in years gone by. Kinda like looking up what was happening on the day we were born.

Jun 20, 2024 06:28 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

I agree Doug Dawes ..I always enjoy looking back at historical events.

Jun 20, 2024 01:27 PM
Michael Elliott
Fathom Realty - Burlington Township, NJ
Burlington, New Jersey Residential Sales

Some of these dates seem like yesterday, especially Sally Ride.

Jun 20, 2024 06:29 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

I agree Michael Elliott .

Jun 20, 2024 01:27 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

There are a few epic milestones that changed the flow of the world, Susan B Anthony, the defeat of Napolean and our Constitution.

Jun 20, 2024 06:31 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

These events did change the flow of the world Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 

Jun 20, 2024 01:27 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Was Sally Ride really in 1983? I do not believe it. I think this must be fake news...bahahaha

Jun 20, 2024 06:36 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Believe it Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty ..Sally Ride flew on the Challengers Second Mission in 1983 on the STS-7.

Jun 20, 2024 01:29 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

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

Jun 20, 2024 06:52 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thanks for stopping by Roy Kelley 

Jun 20, 2024 01:29 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, Exploring past events is always fascinating with pivotal milestones that have reshaped the course of history, such as Susan B. Anthony's contributions! 

Jun 20, 2024 07:01 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

So true Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 

Jun 20, 2024 01:29 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

 Thanks for sharing, make it a great Thursday and enjoy your upcoming weekend!

Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

Jun 20, 2024 07:34 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thank you Bill Salvatore - East Valley for stopping by and checking these historical events out!

Jun 20, 2024 01:30 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Dorie and great Thursday history that you share with us today again.  Remember Sally Ride and the lift off that day.  So Sad.


Jun 20, 2024 08:32 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

I remember several of these events Will Hamm and that was a sad event for sure!

Jun 20, 2024 01:31 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie it is hard to believe that it has been 20 years since SpaceShipOne's first privately funded human flight.

Jun 20, 2024 09:39 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

20 years seem to go by in a flash George Souto !!

Jun 20, 2024 01:31 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Dorie- those are some memorable dates this week. Like George Souto I find it hard to believe that it's been 20 years since the first privately funded human space flight. Just as hard to believe that it's been 41 years since Sally Ride's historic flight. 

Jun 20, 2024 11:14 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Sally Ride's historic flight blows ne away that it happened 41 years ago Kathy Streib 

Jun 20, 2024 01:32 PM
Mike McCann Nebraska Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Mach1 Realty Farm & Commercial Land Broker-Auctioneer Serving Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm & Commercial Property For Sale 308-627-3700

Hi Dorie Dillard Austin TX I have to admit I do not have any eye-brow raising deeds to share for June 20th...unless you include a few drunken times at a pasture party back in the day!  Thanks for sharing your knowledge!

Jun 20, 2024 12:28 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

LOL! Your comment is funny Mike McCann Nebraska Land Broker's a visual for sure!

Jun 20, 2024 01:33 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Dorie:

I always enjoy reading these historic facts. It's fun to see what I know as well as to learn some new things.


Jun 20, 2024 01:00 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

I agree Jeff Dowler, CRS !

Jun 20, 2024 01:34 PM