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!

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