Today in History

September 12 is a historic day:

  • 1873 – The first practical typewriter was sold to customers. We think that in order to celebrate this momentous occasion, we should all hunt and peck on our word processors today … since all typewriters in this, the Electronic Age, are pretty much impractical.
  • 1954 – “Lassie” was seen on CBS-TV for the first time. Despite being called “girl” by Jeff Miller, who starred as Tommy, and Jan Clayton, who starred as Jeff’s mom, Ellen, Lassie was, in reality, a male dog. In fact, there were more than a half-dozen Lassie dogs doing stunts. “Lassie” ran on CBS for exactly 17 years. The last show aired on September 12, 1971.
  • 1966 – The Beatles received a gold record this day for “Yellow Submarine”.
  • 1969 – An Alien was Born… His name turned out to be Damon Tucker
  • 1979 – Carl Yastrzemski of the Boston Red Sox became the first American League player to get 3,000 career hits — and 400 career home runs — as the Red Sox downed the New York Yankees 9-2 at Fenway Park in Boston.
  • 1992 Hurricane Iniki was pounding Hawaii

3 Responses

  1. Happy Birthday Damon. I am so proud of the man you have become. Love, Mom

    Damon – Tanx mom… the best give you could have ever given me was getting your ticker working.

  2. Ha’oli La Hanau, Damon. And best wishes to your mom.

    Damon – Thanks more for the wishes to my mom then for myself.

  3. Happy Birthday Damon!

    Damon – Of all people… you would be the one to notice first. Mahalo

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