1882 - The famous feud between the Hatfields and McCoys broke out!
The Hatfields were a family from southern West Virginia and the McCoys were from Eastern Kentucky. By the time the feud ended, about 100 men, women and children had either been killed or wounded.
And you though your family feuded like the Hatfields & McCoys!
Patsy Cline reached number one with I Fall to Pieces!
That’s one of the best country songs of all-time!
Phillipe Petit of France, became the first tightrope walker to cross from one skyscraper to another, as he walked on a rope for 1,350 feet – between the span of the two towers of the World Trade Center in New York City!
Crazy man! That’s just crazy, man!
An escape artist named Bill Shirk escaped from a straightjacket in 22-and-a-half seconds in Indianapolis!
Not too bad, right? Well, when you consider he was dangling 1,610 feet in the air, suspended from a helicopter, I don’t think that was too bad at all!!
Garth Brooks performed a free concert aired on HBO from New York City’s Central Park!
The crowd was reported to have as many as 750,000 people!
Be sure to get your very own video tape of the show!
and then lastly…
Barry Bonds hit his 756th home run to become Major League Baseball’s all-time home run leader! He beat the previous home run record set by Hank Aaron in 1976.
Despite his success, baseball fans were skeptical of his record amid rumors of steroid use…
Because of that, it’s Hank & Babe’s list, in my opinion.