“Way Back When” Fri. June 4, 2021


Paul Layendecker’s “WAY BACK WHEN” for Friday, June 4, 2021

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 1896 Henry Ford completed building his first automobile, calling it the Ford Quadricycle. It had a two-cylinder 4 horsepower engine and a top speed of 20 mph. It sold for $200.

1937 Sylvan Goldman, owner of a Humpty Dumpty Grocery store in Oklahoma City, began using his new invention – the shopping cart. It was essentially a folding chair with wheels.

1942 The Battle of Midway began. It would be Japan’s first major defeat of the war.


Music History:

1984 Bruce Springsteen aka “The Boss” released the album, ‘Born In The USA’, which became the best-selling album of 1985 in the U.S. and also his most successful album ever. The album produced ten singles.


Notable Birthdays today:

Angelina Jolie 46

Bruce Dern 85

Dr. Ruth Westheimer 93