Back in the Day

Last Monday of January,  and without any fresh ideas for a blog, here are a few notable events from days gone by.  Talk to you in the morning!

141 years ago – In 1878, the First Telephone Switchboard went online, in New Haven, Connecticut.  There were 21 subscribers and one operator, who answered the phone with, “Ahoy, Ahoy” . . . then, rudely put the caller on hold.

45 years ago – In 1974, Muhammed Ali beat Joe Frazier at Madison Square Garden in their second match of three fights.  Frazier had won the first one.

34 years ago – In 1985, dozens of music’s top stars “left their egos at the door” and recorded a song written by Michael JacksonQuincy Jones and Lionel Richie .Following the American Music Awards, 45 artists including Bruce SpringsteenStevie WonderStingKenny RogersHall & OatesTito Jackson, and others spent all night recording We Are the World.  And who was the backing band for this amazing ensemble?  That’s right, still going strong  Toto!

33 years ago – In 1986, The Space Shuttle Challenger exploded.  It happened 73 seconds after liftoff, and killed all seven crew members:  flight commander Dick Scobee;  pilot Michael Smith;  Ronald McNair;  Ellison Ozinuka;  Judith Resnik;  Gregory Jarvis;  and schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe.

29 years ago – In 1990, the San Francisco 49ers destroyed the Denver Broncos, 55-10, to win Super Bowl 24.  It was their FOURTH Super Bowl title . . . and 49ers quarterback Joe Montana won his third MVP award.

23 years ago – In 1996, the Dallas Cowboys beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-17, to win Super Bowl 30.  It was the Cowboys’ FIFTH Super Bowl win.  Dallas cornerback Larry Brown intercepted two passes in the second half to be voted the game’s MVP.


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