Now, by “historical” moments, I do not intend on talking about presidential nominations, presidential or anything like that. In fact, this is actually recaps of the things that have happened in 1836, 1992, 1994, 1997, 2001 and 1999. Let me give you 7 historical moments …
7. Morse Code
Since I am an amateur radio operator and passed my test (including morse code) back in 1998, when I was 13 years old and have continuously upgraded my license, I am definitely going to include this one. Samuel F.B. Morse developed this international letters of dits and da’s. The first working telegraph went out in 1836. The first message was “What hath God wought?” I call morse code my second language, since I know it so well. I always say that you never know, maybe one day, this is going to save my life. I remember my dad teaching me morse code at a young age.
During January 26 of 1992, the Americans with Disabilities Act went into effect. I believe this act has long since came in handy for many disabled individuals.
5. Anna Nicole Smith
I know that she has passed away since this, but I figured it was worth mentioning in this blog posting. In February 12 of 1994, Anna Nicole Smith was hospitalized for drug overdose.
4. Timothy McVeigh
During June 13th of 1997, the Jurors in Oklahoma City bombing trial sentenced Timothy McVeigh to death. I never say this, but if he truly was guilty of the crime they convicted him of … never mind. Feel free to voice your own opinion on this one in the comment area of this blog.
3. World Trade Center
This was a day that many of us are never going to forget – on September 11th of 2001, terrorists destroyed the World Trade Center, attacked the Pentagon and attempted a third attack on Washington D.C. Many innocent people lost their lives in this, including rescue workers. Where were you on this day?
During April 14th of 1999, a bad hailstorm hit Sydney, Australia. It caused 1.7 billion dollars in insured damages. This was a horrible hailstorm and was one of the biggest natural disasters to hit Australia.
1. Melissa Worm
During March 26th of 1999, The Melissa Worm infected Microsoft word processing and email systems throughout the world. Do any of you remember this one? I was 14 at the time. I would definitely hate for something like this to happen right now – I know many of you agree with me on this one.
Those are 7 historical moments. Yes, only a couple of those historical moments can actually be found in the history books that you have in school. I figured that if you wanted to know about that type of history, you can just open your history texts and read about it. For those of you in school, this one gives you a bit of a breath, without being reminded about the presidential speeches, nominations, wars and all that stuff. So, did you like this blog posting?
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