Yup, looking back on February 28th’s gone by…
170 years ago – In 1849, the first ship full of Gold Rushers arrived in San Francisco.
165 years ago – In 1854, fifty people opposed to slavery met at a schoolhouse in Ripon, Wisconsin, and laid the foundation forwhat went on to become the Republican Party after their second meeting a month later.
43 years ago – In 1976, the Captain & Tennille won the Grammy for Best Record with “Love Will Keep Us Together“
. . . Paul Simon won Best Album for “Still Crazy After All These Years”.
36 years ago – In 1983, at the end of its 11th season, the final episode of “M*A*S*H” aired on CBS. The special two-and-a-half-hour finale was watched by 106 million people . . . a record 77% of the TV-viewing audience.
35 years ago – In 1984, Michael Jackson won a record EIGHT Grammy awards, including Album of the Year for “Thriller” . . . and Record of the Year for “Beat It“.
. . . The Police won for Best Song with “Every Breath You Take“.
33 years ago – In 1986, “Pretty In Pink” was released, starring Molly Ringwald,and featuring the addicting title track by thePsychedelic Furs.
30 years ago – In 1989, “Coach”, starring Craig T. Nelson, debuted on ABC. It lasted until 1997.
26 years ago – In 1993, a 51-day standoff in Waco, Texas, began after four federal agents and six Branch Davidians were killed during a raid as agents tried to serve warrants to David Koresh and his followers.
23 years ago – In 1996, Alanis Morissette won four awards, including Best Rock Album and Album of the Year for “Jagged Little Pill”.
. . . Seal won Record and Song of the Year with “Kiss from a Rose“.
. . . Pearl Jam won Best Hard-Rock Performance for “Spin The Black Circle“,
Seeya down the road…