Dr. Joseph Lister earned the wrath of his peers in the medical profession when he applied carbolic acid to a wounded leg to prevent infection. It was the first use of a disinfectant during surgery.
Of course, when the leg healed in a short time, people came to realize he wasn’t just an old quack, and so, to apologize, they named a mouthwash after him.
Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. was killed with his co-pilot when their Navy plane exploded over England.
Joseph was the oldest son of Joseph and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, and of course, the older brother of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedyand Teddy Kennedy.
He was was supposed to be President. After he was killed in action, that expectation fell heavily on JFK, who would then become the 35th President of the United States
Mickey Mantle set a Major League Baseball record when he hit home runs from both the left and right sides of the plate in the same game.
Gotta love The Mick!
IBM released its first PC!
The IBM model 5150 had a price tag of $1,565.
Patty Loveless picked up her first number one hit Timber, I’m Falling in Love!
John Michael Montgomery’s country version of the pop hit I Swear was certified gold.
Notice how I said country version? Remember this one from All-4-One?!
Woodstock ‘94 opened in Saugerties, New York
It ran three days – August 12, 13 and 14th, as the opening day was on the 25th anniversary of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair. Oh, and it rained all weekend:
This led to one of the greatest mud fights ever!
and then lastly,
14 years ago!
Lonestar went to number one with What About Now
Such a great song!