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Add Your Piece of History… 7th June

7 Jun
  • On this day in 1825.  Tasmania (Van Diemen’s Land), Australia, officially separates from New South Wales.  Tasmania was first discovered by Abel Tasman on 24 November 1642, he named it ‘Antony Van Diemen’s Land’.
  • On this day in 1982.  Graceland opened to the public for the first time, almost 5 years after the death of Elvis Presley.  Graceland is a large white-columned mansion and 13.8 acre estate that was home to Elvis Presley in Memphis, Tennessee.  Elvis Presley died at the estate on August 16, 1977. Presley, his parents Gladys and Vernon Presley and his grandmother are buried there in what is called the Meditation Garden.  A memorial gravestone for Presley’s stillborn twin brother, Jesse Garon, is also at the site.
  • On this day in 1775.  The United Colonies changed their name to the United States.

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Graceland

Graceland (Photo credit: josephleenovak)

 

Add Your Piece of History… 5th June

5 Jun
  • On this day in 1968.  An assassin shoots Robert (Bobby) Kennedy in Los Angles at the Ambassador Hotel after winning the California presidential primary.

 

  • On this day in 1956.  Elvis Presley introduces his new single ‘Hound Dog’, on The Milton Berle Show and scandalised the audience with his suggestive hip gyrations.

 

  • On this day in 1971.  Mark Wahlberg was born on this day in Boston, Massachusetts.  American actor, producer, model and former rapper, known as Marky Mark. He has starred in movies such as The Fighter (2010), Ted (2012), The Departed (2006) and The Italian Job (2003).

 

Please feel free to add your piece of history (something personal or general history).

 

Robert F. Kennedy - Echoes of 1968

Robert F. Kennedy –  1968 (Photo credit: Renegade98)

 

Presley performing "Hound Dog" on th...

Presley performing “Hound Dog” on the Milton Berle Show, June 5, 1956 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg (Photo credit: Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer)

 

Add Your Piece of History… 24th May

24 May
  • On this day in 1883.  The Brooklyn Bridge, linking Brooklyn and Manhattan over the East River opens to traffic.  It had taken 14 years to complete.  On that first day, a total of 1,800 vehicles and 150,300 people crossed Manhattan and Brooklyn. Emily Warren Roebling was the first to cross the bridge.
  • On this day in 1686.  Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit who is best known for inventing the mercury thermometer  was born today in 1686.  Fahrenheit is also known for developing a temperature scale now named after him.  Fahrenheit first filled his thermometers with alcohol before using mercury, which gave better results.  He died on the 16th of September 1736.
  • On this day in 1945.  Priscilla Presley, wife of Elvis Presley celebrates her birthday today.  Priscilla was born in Brooklyn, New York. Her father was an Air Force officer, and her family was stationed in Germany when she was a teenager. She met Elvis Presley in 1959, when she was 14. At that time, Elvis was serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. They began a romance, and Priscilla eventually followed Elvis to the United States.

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English: The Brooklyn Bridge, seen from Manhat...

The Brooklyn Bridge, seen from Manhattan, New York City. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, place of b...

Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, place of burial (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Add Your Piece of History… 1st May

1 May
  • On this day in 1967.  1st of May 1967, Elvis Presley marries Priscilla Ann Beaulieu at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas.
  • On this day in 1995.  Steve Waugh scores 200 for Australia in the cricket.  Australia vs. West Indies at Sabina Park, Jamaica.

Pinch and a Punch for the first day of the month!  Please feel free to add your piece of history (something personal or just general history).

1967 And the Years That Followed

Elvis and Priscilla Presley 1967.  (Photo credit: Thomas Hawk)

Stephen Rodger Waugh, former professional cric...

Stephen Rodger Waugh, former professional cricketer and captain of the Australian national team, photographed at the Sydney Cricket Ground at the start of the Test match against South Africa in January 2002 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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