…became the first city in the U.S. to use parking meters!
NOT cool, OKC! NOT cool!
The first atomic bomb was tested in Alamogordo, New Mexico
Trinity was the code name of the first detonation of a nuclear weapon. At this test site in the New Mexico desert, named the White Sands Proving Ground, it was conducted by the United States Army about a month before…
There’s approximately 17,000 nuclear warheads in the world today, with about 4,000 “ready to go” at a moment’s notice. That’s a scary amount! Look at the effects of only just two detonated…
Let’s HOPE and PRAY that there is never a nuclear bomb detonated in our lifetime!!!!
The largest crowd in sporting history – 199,854 people! — watched Uruguay defeat Brazil in the World Cup soccer finals in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil!
That’s just way, way, WAY too many people!!!!
Dolly Parton’s theme park, Dollywood, opened in Tennessee!
I would LOVE to go check out Dollywood! Take your family someday! Buy your tickets here!
The Lion King soundtrack started a nine-week run at number one on the album chart, becoming (then) the longest chart-topping animated film soundtrack! It is still the most-selling movie soundtrack to an animated film of all-time! Seven million copies sold!
and to brighten your mood: How about this?!
What a wonderful phrase! Did you know: “Hakuna Matata” is a Swahili phrase; it means “no worries”
That’s a good mantra to live by!
Also in 1994
26 year-old Anna Nicole Smith wed her 89 year-old boyfriend J.Howard Marshall II!
Awww, nothing like true love!
and then lastly,
John F. Kennedy Jr.’s plane crashed off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. His wife,Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, and her sister, Lauren Bessette, were also on board the plane. John Kennedy’s body was found on July 21, 1999.
Here was NBC News’ coverage of the event:
Tragedy struck camelot yet once again…