Day 310 of the Year Twenty & 13
On this day…
In 1969 Rutgers wins the first ever Collegiate Football game. They defeat Princeton 6-4.
In 1941, Stalin takes to the airwaves and explains to the Russian people that over 4 Million Germans have been killed and that the end of the war is “near as the completion of a five year plan in its 4th year.” Most people assume he meant the first year of a fiver year plan, for which he has them shot and their families sent to Siberia.
In 1944 Plutonium is produced for the first time.
In 1963 a military Junta takes over after a Coup in South Vietnam and the execution of the former President. Oddly enough, the US more or less looks kindly upon the incident and soon begins to step up support of the South Vietnamese regime.
In 1977 the Kelly Barnes Dam in Toccoa, GA fails after days of heavy rain. Thirty-nine people are killed. The State of Georgia conducts an exhaustive investigation and then ignores the results showing that earthen dams were susceptible to failure after heavy rain. In 1995 several Georgia earthen dams will fail killing many people after Tropical Storm Alberto drops tons of rain on Northern Georgia. It resulted in months of disaster work for me, mostly in Montezuma, GA, which is a great place with some of the nicest and friendliest people on the planet. Later I would be moved to Toccoa and learn that we had warning and could have prevented the 1995 deaths.
In 1995 Art Modell becomes the most hated man in Cleveland history.
Born this day: Adolphe Sax (1814); John Phillips Sousa (1854); James Naismith (1861); Sally Field (1946)