There are unforgettable years as there are unforgettable days. I selected a few of these unforgettable years for July 18 to know what history has for us – 1964, 1965, 1990, 1992, 2001, 2004, and 2014.
1964 – My husband was born this year.
Riots erupted in the African American communities of NYC and Rochester, NY. The NYC race riot began in Harlem and spread to Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn. – from Timelines of History
The Spy Who Came In From The Cold by John le Carré was one of the best selling books. – from TakeMeBackTo
1965 – I was born this year
US Adm. Jeremiah Denton (1924-2014) was shot down over North Vietnam as he flew in on the Thanh Hoa Bridge on the Ma River. He spent the next seven years and seven months in prison camps. In 1976 he wrote a memoir with Ed Brandt “When Hell Was in Session” of his ordeal. It was made into a 1979 TV movie. – from Timelines of History
Up The Down Staircase by Bel Kaufman was one of the best selling books. – from TakeMeBackTo
1990 – daughter Kay was born this year
Dr. Karl Menninger, the dominant figure in American psychiatry for six decades, died in Topeka, Kansas, four days short of his 97th birthday. – Timelines of History
The Burden Of Proof by Scott Turow was one of the best selling books. – TakeMeBackTo
1992 – son Daryl was born this year
In Peru, 9 students and a university teacher were killed at La Cantuta University. Later retired General Rodolfo Robles charged that an army death squad, the Colina Group, was responsible. Death squad members were convicted and then released in a 1995 general amnesty. In 2008 a former general and three members of a military death squad were found guilty of participating in the kidnapping and murder. – Timelines of History
The Pelican Brief by John Grisham was one of the best selling books. – TakeMeBackTo
2001 – where I started a different career
In Baltimore, a 60-car CSX freight train carrying hazardous materials derailed and caught fire in a tunnel near Camden Yards. 54 cars burned and phone cables were melted. The last burning car was pulled out July 23. – Timelines of History
Reflections and Dreams by Nora Roberts was one of the best selling books. – TakeMeBackTo
2004 – when I started blogging
A spokesman said California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger would not apologize for mocking certain lawmakers as “girlie men,” despite criticisms from Democrats that the remark was sexist and homophobic. – Timelines of History
My Life by Bill Clinton was one of the best selling books.- TakeMeBackTo
2014 – when I started writing content for a client
California’s Governor Jerry Brown signed a law banning the sale of single-shot handguns that can be altered into semi-automatic weapons, handing a modest victory for proponents of tougher gun laws while striving to protect antique collectors. – Timelines of History
Invisible by James Patterson and David Ellis was one of the best selling books.- TakeMeBackTo
What do you have for this day?