The U.S. adopted Standard Time!
The nation became divided into four time zones designated as Eastern, Central, Mountain and Pacific.
One of the first ticker-tape parades was held!
This parade was to welcome the Prince of Wales to New York City!
Do you know where the term ticker-tape parade comes from?
Ticker tape came from Wall Street! Rolls of paper were used to record stock trades long before computers were invented. As the paper rolled over pins that punched stock information read by stock brokers, it would leave holes – kinda like a hole-punch does today! Well, when a big parade was organized, the shredded tape was scooped up and thrown out of windows on the marchers below. We now call the stuff confetti!
Happy birthday to Mickey Mouse!
Mickey Mouse made his “talkie” debut in Steamboat Willie, at New York’s Colony Theatre.
Mickey was originally named “Mortimer Mouse,” but Mrs. Disney didn’t like the name
Joe Theismann of the Washington Redskins broke his leg after being hit by Lawrence Taylor of the New York Giants.
The injury ended Theismann’s 12 year NFL career.
Nintendo released the GameCube home video game console in the United States.
The Gamecube is like the weird cousin that doesn’t get talked about much…
Tom Cruise married Katie Holmes in Italy.
The two, who had one daughter together, eventually divorced.
And then lastly…
After 28 years, Regis Philbin signed off for the last time in a star-studded finale of Live! with Regis and Kelly.
There’s the entire final episode for you!
See ya tomorrow!