Happy Monday Photos - Historical Moments On Monday
Everyone dreads it, which is why we're here to remind you of the remarkable, life-changing, totally awesome things that happened on the first day of the week.
Oprah.com | Sep 17, 2013
Monday, July 1, 1907
The Hershey Chocolate Company begins manufacturing Hershey's Kisses...and Valentine's Day has never been the same since.
Monday, February 2, 1925
The sled dog Balto and the rest of his team finally arrive in Nome, Alaska, with the serum that will save the town from being wiped out by a diphtheria epidemic.
Monday, January 13, 1930
Everyone's favorite mouse makes his first comic-strip appearance in the New-York Mirror.
Monday, August 3, 1936
Jesse Owens wins his first gold medal in the men's 100-meter dash at the Summer Olympics in Berlin. This kicked off his legendary performance at the games where he went on to earn three more gold medals in track and field events.
Monday, May 17, 1954
The U.S. Supreme Court announces one of its biggest civil-rights decisions in the Brown v. Board of Education case—ruling that segregation of students in public schools violates the 14th Amendment's Equal Protection Clause.
Monday, July 6, 1964
Beatlemania is in full force as the pop sensations make their big-screen debut in A Hard Day's Night.
Monday, August 11, 1969
The ABCs are forever changed after Diana Ross formally introduces the Jackson 5 to the public at the Daisy in Beverly Hills.
Monday, October 17, 1977
Ch-ch-ch-chia! The trademark registration for Chia Pets is filed and green-haired Garfields and Elmer Fudds soon invade kitchen counters across the country.
Monday, September 14, 1998
The first episode of Total Request Live airs on MTV, and the age of music videos, boy bands and screaming fans taking over Times Square is solidified.
Monday, February 14, 2005
YouTube is born. Now just imagine your Monday without at least one video of a cat riding a vacuum cleaner, a corgi flopping into the water or an adorable baby dancing to music.
Monday, February 20, 2012
The ultimate can't-get-this-out-of-my-head song, "Call Me Maybe
," is released in the U.S.
Monday, July 15, 2013
Twinkies are officially back on the shelves after new owners purchased the Hostess snack-cake brand and saved it from extinction.
Monday, September 2, 2013
Sixty-four-year-old Diana Nyad becomes the first person to complete the 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida—a dream she finally achieved after four failed attempts over the course of three-and-a-half decades.
Monday, August 21, 2017
Now it's time to look to the future: On this Monday, the next total solar eclipse can be seen in North America—making it the first visible total solar eclipse in the U.S. since 1991.