Dedicated to our Mom, the Best Mom in the Whole World!

1938 Year in Review
Others Born in 1938

Average Income $ 1,731.00

New Car $ 860.00

New House $ 3,900.00

Loaf of Bread .09

Gallon of Milk .50

Gold per Ounce $ 20.00

Silver per Ounce .30

Dow Jones Average 132

Johnny Rutherford March 12

Connie Stevens August 8th

Kenny Rogers August 21st

Peter Jennings August 29th

Elliott Gould August 29th

Gordon Lightfoot Nov. 17th

Oscar Robertson Nov 24th

Rich Little November 26th



June 25th, Fair labor standards act is passed. Min. wage is set at 25 cents per hour.

Oct. 16th, Patricia Ann is born at ******in*****.


Sept. 25th, World War II: U.S. declares is neutrality in European conflict.


Jan 20th, Franklin D. Roosevelt's third inauguration. Only three time president.

Dec 7th, Japan attacks Hawaii, Guam, and the Philippines.

Dec 8th, U.S. declares war on Japan.

Dec 11, Germany and Italy declare war on the United States. U.S. reciprocates by declaring war on both countries.


Oct-Dec, Allies invade North Africa.


Sept-Dec, Allies invade Italy.


June 6th, Allies invade France on D-Day.


Jan 20th, Franklin D. Roosevelt's fouth inauguration. Only four time president.

Feb 4th-11th, Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin meet in USSR to discuss postwar occupation of Germany.

April 12th, President Roosevelt dies of a stroke and is succeeded by V.P. Truman.

May 7th, Germany surrenders unconditionally.

July 16th, First atomic bomb is detonated at Alamogordo, NM. July 17th Truman, Churchill, and Stalin meet at near Berlin, Germany, to demand Japan's unconditional surrender and to discuss plans for postwar Europe.

Aug 6th ,U.S. Drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. Aug 9th U.S. Drops atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan.

Aug 14th, Japan agrees to unconditional surrender.

Sept 7th, Japanese envoys sign surrender terms aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo harbor.

Oct 24th, United Nations is established.

November, Father, Frank, dies from stroke.


July 18th, Central Intelligence Agency is established.


May, Vietnam War: Prolonged conflict between Communist forces of North Vietnam, backed by China and the USSR, and non-Communist forces of South Vietnam, backed by the United States. President Truman authorizes $15 million in economic and military aid to the French, who are fighting to retain control of French Indochina, including Vietnam. As part of the aid package, Truman also sends 35 military advisers

June 25th, Korean War: Cold war conflict between Communist and non-Communist forces on Korean Peninsula. North Korean communists invade South Korea.

June 27th, President Truman, without the approval of Congress, commits American troops to battle.


Feb 27th ,Twenty-second Amendment to the Constitution is ratified, limiting the president to two terms

April 11th, President Truman removes General Douglas Mac Arthur as head of U.S. Far East Command.

Sept 4th, President Truman speaks in first coast-to-coast live television broadcast 1952

July 25th, Puerto Rico becomes the first U.S. commonwealth.

Nov 1st, First hydrogen bomb is detonated by the U.S. on Eniwetok, an atoll in the Marshall Islands


Jan 20th, Dwight Eisenhower is inaugurated as the 34th president.

June 19th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are executed for passing secret information about U.S. atomic weaponry to the Soviets.

July 27th, Armistice agreement is signed.


Apr-June, Senator Joseph McCarthy accuses army officials, members of the media, and other public figures of being Communists during highly publicized hearings.

May 17th, Landmark court decision declares that racial segregation in schools is unconstitutional.


Dec 29th, Patricia Ann marries Charles Kenneth Borton.


Jan 21st, Eisenhower's second inauguration.

Sept 27th, President sends federal troops to Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., to enforce integration of black students

Dec 2nd, Patricia and Charles give birth to first child, Kenneth Charles Borton.


Jan 31st, Explorer I, first American satellite, is launched.


April 29th, Patricia and Charles give birth to second son, Michael David Borton.


Jan 3rd ,U.S. severs diplomatic relations with Cuba.

Jan 20th, John F. Kennedy is inaugurated as the 35th president.

April 17-20, Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba fails. May A mixed-race group of volunteers sponsored by the Committee on Racial Equality-the so-called Freedom Riders-travel on buses through the South in order to protest racially segregated interstate bus facilities.


Feb 20th, Lt. Col. John Glenn becomes first U.S. astronaut to orbit Earth.

April 23rd, Patricia and Charles give birth to third son, Robert Allen Borton.

Oct-Nov ,President Kennedy denounces Soviet Union for secretly installing missile bases on Cuba and initiates a naval blockade of the island.


August 28th, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivers his "I Have a Dream" speech before a crowd of 200,000 during the civil rights march on Washington, DC.

Nov 22nd, President Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Tex. He is succeeded in office by his vice president, Lyndon B. Johnson.


July 2nd ,President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act.


Jan 20th ,President Johnson's second inauguration.

March 7th ,State troopers attack peaceful demonstrators led by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., as they try to cross bridge in Selma, Alabama.

August 6th, President Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act, which prohibits discriminatory voting practices.

Aug 11-16th, In six days of rioting in Watts, a black section of Los Angeles, 35 people are killed and 883 injured.


March, Patricia and Charles move from Detroit to Warren, Michigan.

April 20, Future Daughter-in-Law, Sheryl, is born.

April 30th, Charles is killed instantly by a car as he crosses Van Dyke Street in Warren, Michigan.

September, Sister-in-law, Evelyn Borton, dies of cancer at age 30 leaving husband David and six children, Cindy, Jim, John, Joe, Jack and Jeff.

Oct 16th, On her birthday, Patricia gives birth to fourth child, Betiann Kathryn Borton.

November 17, David and Patricia marry.


Feb, David and Patricia purchase large home in the country, known as Brewer.

May 20, David involved in a car accident. Dies ten days later from his injuries.

July, Riots break out in Detroit.


April 4th, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., is assassinated in Memphis, Tenn.

June 5-6th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy is assassinated in Los Angeles, Calif.

October, Detroit Tigers beat St. Louis to win the World Series.


Jan 20th, Richard Nixon is inaugurated as the 37th president.

Jan 23rd, Patricia marries Thomas Ashton.

July 20th, Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, Jr., become the first men to land on the Moon.


May 1st, Four students are shot to death by National Guardsmen during an antiwar protest at Kent State University.


July 1st, The 26th Amendment to the Constitution is ratified, lowering the voting age from 21 to 18.


Feb 21st, Nixon makes historic visit to Communist China.

May 26th, U.S. and Soviet Union sign strategic arms control agreement known as SALT I.

June 17th, Five men, all employees of Nixon's reelection campaign, are caught breaking into rival Democratic headquarters at the Watergate complex in Washington, DC.


Jan 20th, Nixon's second inauguration.

Jan 22nd, Landmark Supreme Court decision legalizes abortion in first trimester of pregnancy.

May-Aug, Senate Select Committee holds televised hearings to investigate Watergate cover-up.

Oct 10th ,Vice President Spiro T. Agnew resigns over charges of corruption and income tax evasion.

Oct 12th, President Nixon nominates Gerald R. Ford as vice president.

Dec 6th ,Ford is confirmed by Congress and sworn in. He is the first vice president to succeed to the office under the terms laid out by the Twenty-Fifth Amendment.


July 27th, House Judiciary Committee recommends to full House that Nixon be impeached on grounds of obstruction of justice, abuse of power, and contempt of Congress.

Aug 9th, Nixon resigns; he is succeeded in office by his vice president, Gerald Ford.

Sept 8th, Nixon is granted an unconditional pardon by President Ford.

Oct 15th, Five former Nixon aides go on trial for their involvement in the Watergate cover-up. H. R. Haldeman, John D. Ehrlichman, and John Mitchell eventually serve time in prison.

Dec 19th ,Nelson Rockefeller is confirmed and sworn in as Vice President.


May, Son, Ken, graduates from high school.


Jan 20th, Jimmy Carter is inaugurated as the 39th president.

Sept 7th, President Carter signs treaty agreeing to turn control of Panama Canal over to Panama on Dec. 31, 1999.


Sept 6th, President Carter meets with Egyptian president Anwar Sadat and Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin at Camp David.

Sept 17th, Sadat and Begin sign Camp David Accord, ending 30-year conflict between Egypt and Israel.

October 13th, Ken marries his Junior High/Highschool sweetheart, Barbara.


Jan 1st, U.S. establishes diplomatic ties with Mainland China for the first time since Communist takeover in 1949.

March 28th, Malfunction at Three Mile Island nuclear reactor in Pennsylvania causes near meltdown.

Oct 1st, Panama takes control of the Canal Zone, formerly administered by U.S. Nov 4th Iranian students storm U.S. embassy in Teheran and hold 66 people hostage.


Jan 20th, President Carter announces that U.S. athletes will not attend Summer Olympics in Moscow unless Soviet Union withdraws from Afghanistan.

Feb 2nd, FBI's undercover bribery investigation, code named Abscam, implicates a U.S. senator, seven members of the House, and 31 other public officials.

April 25th, U.S. mission to rescue hostages in Iran is aborted after a helicopter and cargo plane collide at the staging site in a remote part of Iran and 8 servicemen are killed.


Jan 20th, Ronald Reagan is inaugurated as the 40th president.

Jan 20th, U.S. hostages held in Iran are released after 444 days in captivity.

March 30th, President Reagan is shot in the chest by John Hinckley, Jr.

Sept 25th, Sandra Day O'Connor is sworn in as the first woman Supreme Court justice.


October, Detroit Tigers win the World Series.


Jan 21st, Reagan's second inauguration.


Jan 28th, Space shuttle Challenger explodes 73 seconds after liftoff, killing all seven crewmembers. It is the worst accident in the history of the U.S. space program.

April 14th, U.S. bombs military bases in Libya in effort to deter terrorist strikes on American targets.


Jan 20th, George H. W. Bush is inaugurated as the 41st president.

March 24th ,Oil tanker Exxon Valdez runs aground in Prince William Sound, spilling more than 10 million gallons of oil. It is the largest oil spill in U.S. history.

1990 Aug 2nd ,Iraqi troops invade Kuwait, leading to the Persian Gulf War. 1991

Jan 16-Feb, U.S. leads international coalition in military operation (code named "Desert Storm") to drive Iraqis out of Kuwait. April 6th Iraq accepts terms of UN ceasefire, marking an end of the war.


Husband Thomas dies at home after several month bout with lung cancer.


Feb 1st, Following the breakup of the Soviet Union in Dec.1991, President Bush and Russian president Boris Yeltsin meet at Camp David and formally declare an end to the cold war.

September, Brother, David, dies at age 57 of lung cancer.


Jan 20th, Bill Clinton is inaugurated as the 42nd president.

Feb 26th, Bomb explodes in basement garage of World Trade Center, killing 6, injuring 1,000, and causing more than $500 million in damage.

April 19th, After 51-day standoff with federal agents, Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Tex., burns to the ground, killing 80 cult members.

June 26th, President Clinton orders missile attack against Iraq in retaliation for alleged plot to assassinate former President Bush.


May 6th, Paula Jones, a former Arkansas state employee, files a federal lawsuit against President Clinton for sexual harassment.


April 19th, Bombing of federal office building in Oklahoma City kills 168 people.

July 11th, U.S. establishes full diplomatic relations with Vietnam.


Jan 20th, Clinton's second inauguration.


Jan 17th, President Clinton denies having had a sexual relationship with a White House intern named Monica Lewinsky.

Aug 17th, In televised address, President Clinton admits having had a sexual relationship with Monica Lewinsky.

Dec 19th, House of Representatives votes to impeach President Clinton on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice.


Feb 12th, Senate acquits Clinton of impeachment charges.

April 20th, School Shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., leaves 14 students (including the 2 shooters) and 1 teacher dead and 23 others wounded.


Nov 7th, No clear winner is declared in close presidential election contest between Vice President Al Gore and Texas governor George W. Bush.

Dec 12th, More than a month after presidential election, U.S. Supreme Court determines the outcome by ruling against a manual recount of ballots in certain Florida counties.

Dec 13th, Bush formally accepts the presidency, having won a slim majority in the Electoral College but not a majority of the popular vote.


January, Brother, Robert, dies from compications of diabetes.

Jan 20th, George W. Bush is inaugurated as the 43rd president.

Sept 11th, Two hijacked jetliners ram twin towers of World Trade Center in worst terrorist attack against U.S.; a third hijacked plane flies into the Pentagon, and a fourth crashes in rural Pennsylvania. More than 3,000 people die in the attacks.

Oct 7th, U.S. and Britain launch air attacks against targets in Afghanistan after Taliban government fails to hand over Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the Sept. 11 attacks.

Dec 9th, Following air campaign and ground assault by Afghani opposition troops, the Taliban regime topples; however, the hunt for bin Laden and other members of al-Qaeda terrorist organization continues.


Jan 29th, In his first State of the Union address, President Bush labels Iran, Iraq, and North Korea an "axis of evil" and declares that U.S. will wage war against states that develop weapons of mass destruction.

Nov 25th, President Bush signs legislation creating new Cabinet Department of Homeland Security. He nominates Tom Ridge as secretary.

December, Mom retires.


January, Mom buys her first computer.

Jan 28th, President Bush presents case for Iraqi war in State of the Union speech. Feb 1st Space shuttle Columbia explodes upon reentry into Earth's atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts on board.

March 20th, War in Iraq begins with an air strike on Baghdad. April 5th U.S. forces enter Baghdad; city falls 4 days later.

May 1st, President declares victory in Iraq.

May 28th President Bush signs $350 billion tax-cut bill.

June, Mom meets Jack online and they begin a new relationship.

December, Mom gets this really cool website.


December 29th, Mom marries Jack.