This Day in History


Remember THIS DAY IN HISTORY? Well, it’s baaack and it’s bigger and better than ever. Starting with today in history. An important little known event occurred.

On September 18th, 1851, Henry Jarvis Raymond and George Jones who founded the New York Daily Times, published the first edition to what later became The New York Times. If you are the more curious as I, research this remarkable event. You will undoubtedly find several keynotes. See how far they have evolved. There were no Sunday editions to the periodical until 1861; the importance of this inclusion was to cover the Civil War. Further research will give you some insight on the founders. Here’s a teaser: both Raymond and Jones were Republicans. One main target for them was to take down William M. Tweed aka Boss Tweed, the democratic boss of Tammany Hall, the Democrat machine and pressure group. In 1880 the periodical reflected more of a lean to the left of politics. (see WiKi) Oh, please do your research…JUST SO YOU’D KNOW

In less than a year, (1883-1886) the New York Times revenue fell from $188,000 to $56,000. Aren’t you the least bit curious why this would be? Could it be that the world was more to the right of history at that time than it is now? Oh, well. I am giving you a start. It helps to increase in knowledge.

What else happened This Day in History? Hmmmm. Let me think. Oh, I know… and JUST SO YOU’D KNOW…

On September 18th, 1970, American musician Jimi Hendrix died in London at the young age of 27. He was coined by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as the most influential guitarist and the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music.




Okay… what else happened This Day in History? I know… but JUST SO YOU’D KNOW…

On September 18th, 1973, then future president Jimmy Carter was encouraged to filed a UFO report to the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena (NICAP) after stating he had seen an unidentified flying object in Leary, GA. There is a lot to unpack here. But I will leave this to your imagination… hopefully research, instead.


I hope you found these little bits of knowledge refreshing and worth knowing. PICC will bring more of This Day in History to you from time to time. If you find an important piece of history to note for any given day, please send it my way. Post in the comments or email me at I would be delighted to set that post up. I’d have to have it prior to the day in history in order to have it published in time.

See you soon on This Day in History.


About Rochelle

D.N.A. of a P.K. – My Story Born and raised in coastal Georgia, I had the distinct privilege of coming up in a home of ‘CHURCH FOLK.’ I was considered a PK; many of you know the term translates as ‘Preacher’s Kid.’ My beginnings were, in appearance, a life of luxury and prestige. Other kids looked up to the PKs and pretty much followed their lead. Why not? They were the best examples, right? Not so fast! Preachers’ children are not always the epitome of all that is holy and good by any stretch of the imagination. I would be remiss if I did not include that Preachers are not always the epitome of all that is holy and good. In many cases, just the opposite. For me personally, the preacher I knew was a monster in a suit or clergy robe. Between the age of 3 yrs -14 yrs old, I was in church 3-4 times a week, for 4-5 hours at a time. (black church, y’all. Some of you can relate). With all of that… I never saw Christ in the home. How sad is that? I left the home… or should I say, the home left me. You see, I was managed quite well. Oh, I was provided shelter, food, clothing (second hand clothes while the preacher and first lady wore the finest). We rode in the finest cars; the church took great care of the pastor and his family. Much was provided… yet much was lacking. Darkness lurched in many corners of that home. I would encourage each of you to visit the sister blog for the 3 part series of my story... beginning with D.N.A. of a PK -