Have You Heard – August 22, 2015

Have You Heard that today (8/22) marks the 113th anniversary of the first time a sitting U.S. President rode in public in a car.

President Theodore Roosevelt rode through the streets of Hartford, Connecticut, in a Columbia Electric Victoria Phaeton on August 22, 1902.

On that exact same day, the Cadillac Motor Company was founded. It became a part of General Motors in 1909.

Today is also “Eat a Peach Day.” Only California produces more peaches than South Carolina.

The first-ever female flight attendant died 50 years ago today. Ellen Church’s first assignment was in 1930, as she worked a flight from Oakland, California, to Chicago. The flight took 20 hours. It included 13 stops and had 14 passengers. Church died on August 22, 1965, after a horse riding accident. She was 60.

Among today’s birthdays, the first person to perform a totally-artificial heart transplant, Dr. Denton Cooley, turns 95. Actress Valerie Harper is 76 and actress Kristen Wiig is 42.

You can see “Have You Heard” each weeknight after weather on News13 at 11:00.

 

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