The 'Real World' Debuts 30 Years Ago Today On MTV


Today in 1880, Clara Barton founded the Red Cross.

Today in 1927, Charles Lindbergh completed the first solo airplane flight across the Atlantic when he landed his plane “The Spirit of St. Louis” in Paris. The trip earned him a $25,000 prize.

Today in 1930, Babe Ruth enjoyed his first three HR performance in a regular season game, but the Yankees lose 15-7 to the A's at Shibe Park.

Today in 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly the Atlantic solo, from Newfoundland to Ireland.

Today in 1946, Physicist Louis Slotin was exposed to a lethal dose of radiation while preparing a plutonium core experiment at the Los Alamos lab, he died nine days later and the accident ends all hands-on nuclear assembly work at Los Alamo.

Today in 1968, the nuclear-powered US submarine "Scorpion,” was last heard from with 99 men aboard. The remains of the sub were found on the ocean floor 400 miles southwest of the Azores in October of that year, which is where it remains.

Today in 1992, "The Real World" TV Show debuted on MTV.

Today in 1998, an expelled student killed 2 people and wounded 25 others with a semi-automatic rifle at Thurston High School in Springfield, Oregon. Police soon discovered the teen had murdered his parents the day before the rampage. He is currently serving a 111-year sentence without the possibility of parole.

Today in 1999, “All My Children” star Susan Lucci finally won a Daytime Emmy after being nominated 19 times, the longest period of unsuccessful nominations in television history.

Today in 2004, Stanislav Petrov was awarded World Citizen Award for averting a potential nuclear war in 1983 after correctly guessing Russian early warning system at fault.

Today in 2013, Microsoft announced the release of Xbox One.

Today in 2017, Barnum & Bailey Circus performed for the last time after 146 years in production.

Today in 2018, the teenager convicted of starting California's 2017 Eagle Creek Fire was ordered to pay $36.6-million to cover damages by a district judge.

Today in 2018, former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama signed a deal with Netflix to produce films and series. While the terms haven’t been disclosed, it’s believed to be pretty massive.


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