It was seven years ago and it seemed like it was yesterday…
Thursday, August 30th, the 243rd day of 2012
Today is Talk Intelligently Day. For those who normally talk intelligently, it’s Talk Brilliantly Day.
1963 The “Hot Line” communication link between Washington and Moscow goes into operation.
1997: Americans receive word of the car crash in Paris that claimed the lives of Princess Diana, Dodi Fayed and their driver, Henri Paul. (Because of the time difference, it was August 31st when the crash occurred in America.)
Yesterday the news was all about Isaac but on this day in 2005 – on the day after Hurricane Katrina struck, 80 percent of New Orleans was under water. A massive rescue effort plucked hundreds from rooftops. Many others waited for days to be rescued. Meanwhile, Katrina flattened much of Gulfport and Biloxi, Missisippi, flooded Mobile, Alabama., and heavily damaged smaller towns in between.