History Blog

January 1

Happy Birthday RIP John Edgar Hoover(1895–1972) Matthew ‘Stymie’ Beard Jr.(1925–1981) “Carole Landis”(Francis Ridste 1919–1948) Verne Troyer(1969–2018) ; Frank Langella Jr–85 Joseph Saddler(“Grandmaster Flash”)–65 William Jonas Armstrong–42 ; 1890 – The Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California by Members of Pasadena’s Valley Hunt Club presented the first of this annual parade ; 1892 – Ellis Island in New York City opens to begin processing immigrants into the United States ; 1983 – APRANET (DARPA) officially begins using TCP/IP instead of NCP, thus creating the Internet. Compuserve offered some services in 1979 before the internet was public. The first ISP was created in 1989.