TODAY, YEARS AGO...
- •Westminster Abbey first opened1066 • 949 years ago
- •The Salem Witch Hunt began1692 • 323 years ago
- •Frenchman Elias Neau opened a school for blacks in NYC1704 • 311 years ago
- •The Territory of Colorado was established1861 • 151 years ago
- •Thomas A. Edison, Inc. was organized1911 • 104 years ago
- •The first ever televised basketball game aired1940 • 75 years ago Fordham University vs University of Pittsburgh at Madison Square Garden
- •The chemical structure of DNA was discovered1953 • 62 years ago Cambridge University scientists James D. Watson and Frances H.C. Crick discover the double-helix structure
- •My dad was BORN1957 • 58 years ago Christopher is born. He's so small that his mother, Georgiana, decides "he's just a little Topper!!" The name sticks.
- •Paul McCartney and John Lennon wrote "From Me To You"1963 • 52 years ago
- •The first killer whale was born in captivity1977 • 38 years ago
- •The final episode of M*A*S*H aired1983 • 32 years ago It was the most watched television program in history
- •The Getty Museum was finally endowed1982 • 33 years ago The $1.2 billion the late J. Paul Getty left to the museum finally is granted, after 6 years of legal drama following his death
- •My parents GOT MARRIED1987 • 28 YEARS AGO TODAY Topper and Sandra marry at Grace Church in NYC on Top's 30th birthday
- •The UN stated that Iraq had no weapons of mass destruction2003 • 12 years ago Hans Blix, the United Nations Chief Weapons Inspector, says that there is no evidence that any ever existed
- •Egypt discovered a 3,400 year old red granite huge head2010 • 5 years ago The head from a statue of Amenhotep III, Tutankhamun's grandfather, is found buried at a temple in Luxor
- •The last living WWI vet passed away2011 • 4 years ago Frank Buckles lives to be 110 in Charles Town, West Virginia
- •Two new species of prehistoric penguins were discovered2012 • 3 years ago The Kairuku Waitaki and Kairuku Grebneffi both stood over 5 feet tall!!