Life Day 23724: Color TV Day (CBS)

June 25, 2012 at 9:36 am | Posted in Today's Reasons To Celebrate | Leave a comment

Good morning ‘vidiots’. Today is June 25, 2012. Today is Color TV Day. On this date in 1951, the first regular commercial color TV transmissions were presented on CBS using the FCC approved CBS Field Sequential Color System. After a decade of testing from three competing companies, the FCC decided that the CBS system was the simplest and most reliable and made that system the industry standard. The Public did not own color TV’s at the time, so the broadcast went largely unnoticed.
On this date in 1876, general George Armstrong Custer and the 210 of the 7th Cavalry were killed by Sioux and Cheyenne Indians at Little Big Horn, Montana. The event is known as Custer’s Last Stand.
On this date in 1950, North Korea invaded South Korea, initiating the Korean War.
And for you baseball fans, on this day in 1968, Bobby Bonds (San Francisco Giants)  hit a grand-slam home run is his first game with the Giants. He was the first player to debut with a grand-slam.

If you were born on this date, you share your birthday with the following people of note: Henry (Hap) Arnold (1886), George Orwell (1903), June Lockhart (1925), Clint (the Moody Blues) Warwick (1940), Carly Simon (1945), Ian (Foreigner) McDonald (1946), Alan (Blue Oyster Cult) Lanier (1946), Jimmy (J.J.) Walker (1947), David (Toto) Paich (1954), and George Michael (1963).

The holiday today is food-related. It is National Strawberry Parfait Day. Who doesn’t love a refreshing parfait? Why not make yours strawberry, and have one for dessert tonight?


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