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Part I - Created February 28th, 2007 - Modified 8/19/07
Date Significance
April 14th, 1912 Titanic sinks on maiden voyage - over 1,500 dead. Marked end of the high society gilded age - shortly afterward World War I altered the landscape and the socio economic climate of both Europe and America. (8/4/07)
June 28th, 1914 Archduke Franz Ferdinand Assassinated - Starts World War I
November 11th, 1918 Armistice Day - World War I Ends
October 24th, 1929 Black Thursday - Stock Market Crash
September 1st, 1939 Germany Invades Poland - World War II Begins
December 7th, 1941 Japan Attacks US at Pearl Harbor - US Enters World War II
June 6th, 1944 D-Day - Allied Invasion of Europe - Beginning Of The End For Germany In World War II
August 6th, 1945 Atomic Bomb - Little Boy detonated over Hiroshima, Japan
September 9th, 1956

From Wikepedia: On September 9, 1956, Presley made his first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show (after earlier appearances on shows hosted by the Dorsey Brothers and Steve Allen) even though Sullivan had previously vowed never to allow the performer on his show. At the time Presley was filming Love Me Tender so Sullivan's producer Marlo Lewis flew to Los Angeles, California to supervise the Hollywood side of the show taping. Sullivan, however, was not able to host his show in New York City because he was recovering from a near fatal automobile accident. Oscar-winner Charles Laughton guest-hosted in Sullivan's place. Laughton appears in front of plaques with gold records and states, "These gold records, four of them... are a tribute to the fact that four of his recordings have sold, each sold, more than a million copies. And this by the way is the first time in record making history that a singer has hit such a mark in such a short time. ... And now, away to Hollywood to meet Elvis Presley".

Once on camera, Elvis cleared his throat and said, “Thank you Mr Laughton, ladies and gentlemen. Wow”, and wiped his brow. “This is probably the greatest honor I’ve ever had in my life. Ah. There’s not much I can say except, it really makes you feel good. We want to thank you from the bottom of our heart. And now.." Don't Be Cruel, which was, after a short introduction by Elvis, followed by Love Me Tender. Elvis's second set in the show consisted of "Ready Teddy" and a short on air comment to Sullivan, “Ah, Mr Sullivan. We know that somewhere out there you are looking in, and, ah, all the boys and myself, and everybody out here, are looking forward to seeing you back on television.” Next, Elvis declares, “Friends, as a great philosopher once said, “You ain’t nothin’ but a Hound Dog...”, as he launches into a short (1:07) version of the song. [1] The show was viewed by a record 60 million people which at the time was 82.6% of the television audience and the largest single audience in television history.


November 22nd, 1963 From Wikepedia: The assassination of John F. Kennedy, the thirty-fifth President of the United States, took place on Friday, November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas, USA at 12:30 p.m. CST (18:30 UTC). Kennedy was fatally wounded by gunshots while riding with his wife Jacqueline in a presidential motorcade through Dealey Plaza. The official investigation by the Warren Commission was conducted over a ten-month period, and its report was published in September 1964. The Commission concluded that the assassination was carried out solely by Lee Harvey Oswald, an employee of the Texas School Book Depository in Dealey Plaza. This conclusion initially met with widespread support among the American public, but polls, since the original 1966 Gallup poll, show a majority of the public hold beliefs contrary to the Commission's findings.[1][2] The United States House Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) concluded in 1979 that Kennedy was assassinated by Oswald probably as a result of a conspiracy. This conclusion was based on recorded acoustic evidence, which has since been called into question, and have led some to discredit it. The assassination is still the subject of widespread speculation, and has spawned a number of conspiracy theories.
February 9th, 1964 Beatles Appear On Ed Sullivan Show
April 4th, 1968 Martin Luther King Assassinated
June 5th, 1968 Robert F Kennedy Assassinated
July 20th, 1969 US Astronaut, Neil Armstrong steps onto the Moon
August 15th to 18th, 1969 Woodstock
April 22nd 1989 Wedding Day The Raptor & Krista
December 28th, 1991 The Raptor and his brothers Paul and Mike purchase The Rathskeller Cafe
December 28th, 1998 The Rathskeller Cafe sold to Dave Lombardozzi
September 11th, 2001 Terrorist Attack On World Trade Center and Pentagon
October 7th, 2002 The Raptor takes job as Income Tax Collector For The City of Erie
March 19th, 2003 US Initiates War With Iraq
June 30th, 2006 The Raptor leaves position as Income Tax Collector
January 30th, 2007 The Raptor starts work at ECCA Inc






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