This Day in History – June 30

… in 1859, Jean-Francois Gravelet, a Frenchman known professionally as Emile Blondin, was the first idiot daredevil to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope.

…in 1936, Gone With the Wind was published. (Prissy: “Lawzy, we got to have a doctor. I don’t know nothin’ ’bout birthin’ babies.”)

…in 1952, CBS-TV debuted “The Guiding Light”, a daytime soap opera. (Kids, this is how mommy procrastinated before there was the Internet.)

…in 1953, The first Chevrolet Corvette, a white convertible mid-life crisis roadster with a red interior, was produced.

…in 1966, ear-nibbling lunatic boxer Mike Tyson was born.

…in 1985, The creator of the Twinkie, James A. Dewar, died. Mr. Dewar created the treat in 1930 (and it’s possible that some created then were still considered “fresh” when he died)

AND, in 2001?

We moved into this house,

Our House

and a wonderful neighborhood with these most excellent folks,

Best neighbors ever

and found ourselves very, very much at home. Because, as my pal WashWords points out, “Home” is really “Who.”

One thought on “This Day in History – June 30

  1. Aww, so nice that you love your neighborhood and house. We just realized we moved to the DC metro area 9 years ago and we still love it.

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