On This Day In History…

I find it fun sometimes to look back at history on specific days to see how the world was shaped. Many TV and radio stations in the United States will do this on occasion and call it “this day in history”. So here is a short list of my fun facts for the 30th day of January…

  • 1847 – Yerba Buena is renamed to San Francisco
  • 1862 – USS Monitor, the US Navy’s 1st ironclad warship is launched
  • 1931 – Charlie Chaplin’s “City Lights” premieres at the Los Angeles Theater
  • 1933 – “Lone Ranger” begins a 21-year run on ABC radio
  • 1956 – Elvis Presley records his version of “Blue Suede Shoes”
  • 1969 – The Beatles perform their last show together, a free concert
  • 1982 – Richard Skrenta writes the first PC virus code, which is 400 lines long and disguised as an Apple boot program

Oh yeah, and on this day in history… I was born!



Okay, so I’ve been more than a bit lax in posting recently.  You could say I’ve been in a sort of digital hibernation, not just on this blog but across all of my social media platforms.  Part of it was work, part of it was travel, the biggest part was I’ve started dating again.

That time is over now (the social media hibernation part).  After a small face-lift to the page, I’m ready to start updating on all of the interesting things of the past 6 months.

This should be good…