This Day In Kixtory
Written by Charlie Walker on
60 years ago – In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. declared “I Have A Dream!” to 250,000 people in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
116 years ago – In 1907, two Seattle teenagers started up a local delivery service called American Messenger Company.
Today, Jim Casey and Claude Ryan’s little company is known as UPS (United Parcel Service).
51 years ago – In 1972, Mark Spitz won the 200-meter butterfly at the Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany.
He would go on to win Seven Gold Medals at that Olympiad alone . . . AND set World Records in all seven.
42 years ago – In 1981, John Hinckley Jr. pleaded innocent to the attempted murder of President Reagan.
He was later acquitted by reason of insanity.
27 years ago – In 1996, Prince Charles and Princess Diana were “officially” divorced after 15 years of marriage.