Today is National Junk Food Day

Enjoy it.  This would be an extra excuse to grab an ice cream cone.  I am going to add a new feature today.  I am going to start sharing historical facts on this day.

I am going to start to add some local things to the list over time.  I hope you enjoy this.  – Steve

Here is a link to the full list

This Day in History

1861 – The first major battle of the U.S. Civil War began. It was the Battle of Bull Run at Manassas Junction, VA. The Confederates won the battle.

1930 – The Veterans Administration of the United States was established

1949 – The U.S. Senate ratified the North Atlantic Treaty.

1968 – Arnold Palmer became the first golfer to make a million dollars in career earnings after he tied for second place at the PGA Championship.

2011 – Space Shuttle Atlantis landed at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It was the last flight of NASA’s space shuttle program.

Celebrity Birthdays

Ernest Hemmingway, 1899 – author, journalist

Don Knotts 1924 – Actor

Janet Reno 1938 – Attorney General of the U.S. (1993-2001)

Garry Trudeau 1948 – Cartoonist (“Doonesbury”)

Robin Williams 1951 – Actor, comedian

Today in Music

1979 – Robert Palmer’s “Bad Case Of Loving You” was released.

1980 – Keith Godchaux (Grateful Dead) was injured in a car accident. He died two days later.

1987 – Guns ‘n Roses released their debut album “Appetite For Destruction.”

1999 – Charley Pride received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It was the 2,140th star to be dedicated.

2009 – The iTunes Music Store reached 8 billion songs sold.

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