This Is What Happened Back in the Day
If you are into history, here is a bit of what happened in the past on this day.
1914 – HENRY FORD announced that he was implementing a MINIMUM WAGE of $5 a day, an 8-hour workday, and profit sharing.
(–The first NATIONAL minimum wage didn’t come along until 1938, when the Fair Labor Standards Act set it at 25 cents an hour.)
1943 – The great educator, scientist and inventor of peanut butter, GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER, died in Tuskegee, Alabama, at age 81.
1956 – ELVIS PRESLEY recorded “HEARTBREAK HOTEL” . . . and four months later it hit #1. It was written by Mae Axton (Hoyt’s mother) and was based on a true story.
1959 – Carol Records released the last BUDDY HOLLY record before his death, “It Doesn’t Matter Anymore”. It was written by the mighty PAUL ANKA.
1970 – “ALL MY CHILDREN” premiered on ABC. ”
1972 – PRESIDENT NIXON signed a $5.5 billion bill to create the SPACE SHUTTLE.
1975 – “THE WIZ” opened on Broadway.
1988 – Basketball legend “PISTOL” PETE MARAVICH died of a heart attack during a pickup game in Pasadena, California. He was only 40.
1993 – Admitted child sex killer Westley Allan Dodd was executed in Washington state. It was the FIRST LEGAL HANGING in the U.S. since 1965.
1998 – SONNY BONO skied into a tree in South Lake Tahoe, California. He died. He was 62.
2004 – Baseball legend TUG MCGRAW, better known to some of you as the estranged father of country music superstar TIM MCGRAW, died of brain cancer at the age of 59.
2004 – BRITNEY SPEARS had her THREE-DAY marriage to her childhood friend Jason Alexander annulled. She then turned around and married Kevin Federline in October of the same year.