The Panama Canal officially opened 100 Years ago on August 15th 1914. The American Society of Engineers has named the Panama Canal one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. Go to their website to see the others on the list.
World War I started 100 Years ago on July 28th 1914. The trigger to ignite the fighting was the assassination of assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary,
The Beatles arrived in America on February 7th 1964. It was a much greater response to the British are coming. Their first appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show was February 9th, 50 years ago. If you are a baby boomer chances are you watched the (shoe) remember how Ed Sullivan announced, we have a really good shoe (show) for you. Sometimes being older has its perks and great memories. ITunes has a special coming out January 21st All U.S. released Beatles Albums for $119.00 I am tempted. I also read a rumor that they are trying to get Paul and Ringo to perform at the Ed Sullivan Theater this year on February 7th on Late Night with David Letterman. There are no conformations yet. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will be performing at the Grammy Awards on January 26th. There will also be a special tribute to the Fab Four with various artists performing their songs.
On July 1st the Cape May Lewes Ferry with celebrate its 50th Anniversary on January 8th, it registered its 43 millionth passenger according to the Delaware River and Bay Authority website.
July 1st the Civil Rights Act 1964 was signed by President Lyndon Johnson. This year is the 50th Anniversary.
The 8 track cartridge was invented in 1964. I don't recall how this happened but I used to sit in my older brother's car and listen to James Gang on 8 track. Little sisters usually did not have that kind of permission in my my house. I loved the songs Rocky Mountain Way and Walk Away. Found them on YouTube! Still love em!
The Moog synthesizer was introduced by Dr. Robert Moog in 1964.
50 Years April 1964, the first Ford Mustang roll off the assembly line. The sixth generation of the Ford Mustang is scheduled to be in the showroom November 2014. Watch YouTube Jay Leno's Garage with Lee Iaccoca to get a peek at the new one. There is a nice history of the Mustang here but also a glimpse of one of the greatest American heroes in automotive history, Mr. Lee Iaccoca.
Anyone married in 1964? Congratulations you are golden.
There is only 1 Friday the 13th in 2014. That is celebration enough right there.