Today is Wednesday, July 19th, the 200th day of 2017. There are 165 days left in the year.
Today’s Highlight in History:
1961: TWA became the first airline to begin showing in-flight movies on a regular basis as it presented “By Love Possessed” to first-class passengers on a flight from New York to Los Angeles.
1553: King Henry VIII’s daughter Mary was proclaimed Queen of England after pretender Lady Jane Grey was deposed.
1848: A pioneering women’s rights convention convened in Seneca Falls, New York.
1903: The first Tour de France was won by Maurice Garin.
1941: Britain launched its “V for Victory” campaign during World War II.
1944: The Democratic national convention convened in Chicago with the nomination of President Franklin D. Roosevelt considered a certainty.
1952: The Summer Olympics opened in Helsinki, Finland.
1967: The movie “Up the Down Staircase,” an adaptation of the Bel Kaufman novel starring Sandy Dennis as an idealistic schoolteacher, opened in Los Angeles.
1979: The Nicaraguan capital of Managua fell to Sandinista guerrillas, two days after President Anastasio Somoza fled the country.
1980: The Moscow Summer Olympics began, minus dozens of nations that were boycotting the games because of the Soviet military intervention in Afghanistan.
1989: 111 people were killed when United Air Lines Flight 232, a DC-10 which suffered the uncontained failure of its tail engine and the loss of hydraulic systems, crashed while making an emergency landing at Sioux City, Iowa; 185 other people survived.
1990: President George H.W. Bush joined former presidents Ronald Reagan, Gerald R. Ford and Richard M. Nixon at ceremonies dedicating the Nixon Library and Birthplace (since redesignated the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum) in Yorba Linda, California.
1992: Anti-Mafia prosecutor Paolo Borsellino was killed along with five members of his security detail in a car bombing in Palermo, Sicily.
Actress Helen Gallagher is 91.
Country singer Sue Thompson is 91.
Singer Vikki Carr is 77.
Blues singer-musician Little Freddie King is 77.
Country singer-musician Commander Cody is 73.
Actor George Dzundza is 72.
Rock singer-musician Alan Gorrie (Average White Band) is 71.
Quotes Of The Day:
Love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous. Love is never boastful or conceited. It is never rude or selfish. It does not take offense and is not resentful. Love takes no pleasure in other people’s sins, but delights in the truth. It is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes.
Love is blind. And it will take over your mind. What you think is love, is truly not. You need to elevate your mind.
You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.