Today's conversation starters for you-from @theoldediscjockey
May 25, 1787…George Washington presided over the opening of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.
May 25, 1844…Stuart Perry patented the gasoline engine.
May 25, 1935…Babe Ruth hit his 714th and final homerun, setting a major league baseball record that stood for 39 years.
May 25, 1961…U.S. President John F. Kennedy set the goal of putting a man on the Moon before the end of the decade.
May 25, 1973…In New York's Central Park, Carole King performed a free concert for nearly 100,000 people.
May 25, 1977…"Star Wars," starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guiness, and Peter Cushing, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters and became the largest-grossing film to date. The movie has since been re-titled as "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope."
May 25, 1983…"Return of the Jedi," starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Billy Dee Williams, opened in U.S. and Canadian movie theaters and set a new record for opening day movie ticket sales. The movie has since been re-titled as "Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi."
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Some conversation starters for today-if you need something to talk about at work - from The Olde Disc Jockey's Almanac
May 22, 1761…In Philadelphia, America's first life insurance policy was issued.
May 22, 1849…Abraham Lincoln received a patent for the floating dry dock, a type of pontoon for dry docking ships.
May 22, 1868…"The Great Train Robbery" took place near Marshfield, Indiana. Seven members of the Reno gang stole $96,000 in cash, gold and bonds.
May 22, 1939…The "Pact of Steel," a military alliance between Germany and Italy, was signed by Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini.
May 22, 1967…"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," the children's TV series created and hosted by Fred Rogers, debuted on NET (now PBS).
May 22, 1972…Richard Nixon became the first U.S. president to visit Moscow. During his stay, he met with Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev.
May 22, 1992…After an almost 30-year tenure, Johnny Carson made his final appearance as host of "The Tonight Show" on NBC-TV.
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