Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Today in History....February 13

San Diego rocks.........in fun and in business.........nailed the biggest single deal in our company's history yesterday.

On this day in …

* 1795, the University of North Carolina became the first U.S. state university to admit students with the arrival of Hinton James, who was the only student on campus for two weeks

* 1920, the League of Nations recognized the perpetual neutrality of Switzerland

* 1935, a jury in Flemington, N.J., found Bruno Richard Hauptmann guilty of first-degree murder in the kidnap-slaying of the son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh. (Hauptmann was later executed.)

* 1945, during World War II, the Soviets captured Budapest, Hungary, from the Germans. ALSO: Allied planes began bombing the German city of Dresden

* 1960, France exploded its first atomic bomb, in the Sahara Desert

* 1997 Discovery's astronauts hauled the Hubble Space Telescope aboard the shuttle for a 1 billion-mile tuneup to allow it to peer even deeper into the far reaches of the universe. ALSO: On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average broke through the 7,000 barrier for the first time, ending the day at 7,022.44

* 2002, John Walker Lindh pleaded not-guilty in federal court in Alexandria, Va., to conspiring to kill Americans and supporting the Taliban and terrorist organizations. ALSO: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II made former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani an honorary knight

* 2006, auditors reported that millions of dollars in Hurricane Katrina disaster aid had been squandered, paying for such items as a $450 tattoo and $375-a-day beachfront condos

2 Comments:

At 3:21 PM, Anonymous Queen of Tequila said...

I think I can justify the beach front condo as a theraphy tool, but the tatoo? Anyway, if it is yours you should decide how to spend it, right?

 
At 5:45 PM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

Congrads on the dealio Joe!...:)

 

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