Friday, July 2, 2010


Ronald Reagan was President.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day became a federal holiday, to be celebrated the third Monday in January.

Sally Ride rode into space, the first woman to do so.

Reverend Jesse Jackson, professional racist, announced his intention to run as the 1984 Democrat candidate for President.

A suicide bomber in Beirut killed 241 U.S. personnel, 58 French and six Lebanese.

Richard Noble set the land speed record of 633.468.

Vanessa Williams became the first African-American Miss America.

Ameria West began flying, with routes between Phoenix and Las Vegas.

Disneyland, Tokyo, opened.

Using front and back seat belts became mandatory in the United Kingdom.

Bjorn Borg retired after five consecutive Wimbledon championships.

Richie and I got married July 2, 1983, 27 years ago.

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