New Year, Ancient History
It’s New Year’s Day, and you can’t really move forward until you’ve stopped to take a look at the past, or as we like to say here– go Retro. It’s 2023, and here’s a look at the last 100 years.
100 years ago– In 1923, President Warren G. Harding unexpectedly died of cardiac arrest, giving way to a vacant vice presidency and a new sitting president: Calvin Coolidge. The United States erected several great American landmarks like the Hollywood sign in Los Angeles and Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. Raise your glass to the Walt Disney Company, which was founded this year. Oh, wait, we can’t drink; it’s still Prohibition. Wouldn’t it be fun to have a moonshine line of slimes? We’ll think about it.
75 years ago– It’s 1948, and the US has its eyes on Russia or, rather, they have their eyes on us. 1948 was the year they put a monkey in space; it was actually several monkeys all with the same name: Albert. This year brought us the birth of Alice Cooper and Kenny Loggins, a little something for everyone.
50 years ago– It’s 1973 and Nixon is still enjoying his presidency. The Vietnam war is coming to an end and the US Supreme Court has just passed Roe vs. Wade. A lot was going on. Elvis the Pelvis Presley has a worldwide concert telecast from Hawaii that gets more viewers than the Apollo Moon landings. John Wooden is coaching UCLA to its 7th championship, the World Trade Center holds a ribbon cutting, and the cell phone is invented. Life is going well… until Watergate.
25 years ago– It’s 1998, and honestly, it doesn’t feel that long ago, does it? President Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky are not having a great year. This year boasts the sentencing of a man who planned World Trade Center attacks, the capture of bomber Eric Rudolph, and the re-arrest of teacher Mary Kay Letourneau for breaking her no-contact order with her victim. Michael Jordan plays his last game for the Chicago Bulls, winning their 6th NBA Championship in 8 years.
So what will 2023 bring? It’s anyone’s guess. We’re hoping it brings you and yours a lot of slime and some good luck. Cheers to you!