Sacco’s Snippets: July 2019

July 2019

Another July is here and we are one step closer to the dog days of summer.

Unfortunately for those of us that have to work in an Ice Rink the horror of unlimited cold air is so terrible! Ha! Said I it is anything but.

We do although freeze our butts off in the winter time it is wonderful when you get to cool off in your favorite home away from home.

Usually, the significance of a month is what Mother Nature can actually do for us and summer is another way to keep ourselves healthy and happy.

The days are longer and the sunshine, which provides many vitamins A and D, is plentiful and cures most common depression in most.

The only downfall is that it can also cost you your health with too much of anything. During a time of “all, you can eat” buffet of sunshine can actually work in the opposite direction.

Most being a long term affecting of your skin with too much radiation from the sunshine.

But then again anything that you overdue can do some damage or cause an adverse reaction. Good to get out in the fresh air and enjoy nature in its full splendor.

This also begins our Summer Camp Season where we daily pack the week with all kinds of activities.

In the Hockey Department, we are running 3 weeks of Hockey camp where players spend most of the day improving their skill set and knowledge of the game.

We have had players from all over the United States come to our camps and even one as far as South Korea.

Hard work and fun are the order of the day and we usually have quite a few returning players who enjoy the day and want more and new ones who cannot believe how tired they are at the end of the day.

So how do I get this information you may ask, well, when you walk into our facility there is usually an information table set up along the wall with everything that is going on now and in the near future and special events as well.

Summer is usually packed with so much going on and so much to do that it would take 2 to 3 articles just to list virtually everything going on. And for those interested Hockey Camp dates will be;

7/15 to 7/19

8/5 to 8/9

8/19 to 8/23

A call to the hockey Office or a visit to our Customer Service Desk will secure your spot for a week of hard work and fun. Seems like those two should not go together but they can.

July has an extremely important date at the beginning of the month whose significance is usually overshadowed by fireworks, watermelon, and hotdogs. On July 4th, 1776 The United States of America became a nation free of rule by Great Britain. This is the birthday of our nation and since the Declaration of Independence was signed by our Continental Congress, we have been a nation of great possibilities.

Happy Birthday, America!!!!

July is significant in history as with all of our other 11 months. But it’s most important detail is our country’s birthday and the birth of a nation.

July is named after Julius Caesar, who at the time of the naming was a General in the Roman Army.

It is the 7th month of the year and the fourth of seven to have 31 days.

July is the second month of the summer and the beginning of what is called “The Dog days of summer”.

The birthstone is the Ruby which symbolizes contentment, love, passion, and integrity. The birth flower is the water lily and the Zodiac signs are Cancer up to the 22nd and Leo from the 23rd on.

It is also National Hot Dog month like you really need an excuse to eat a few or more during such a great barbecue month. July 1st is the 182nd day of the year.


7/1 – 1963 the Civil war begins

1963   the USPS uses zip codes for the first time

Birthday – 1945 Debbie Harry

1961 Carl Lewis


7/2 – 1937 Amelia Earhart’s plane disappears

1962 Wal-Mart opens its first store

Birthday – 1908 Thurgood Marshall

1937 Richard Petty


7/3 – 1819 the Bank of Savings opens as the first savings bank

1890 Idaho becomes the 43rd state

Birthday – 1956 Montel Williams

1957 Laura Brannigan

7/4 – 1776 the Continental Congress approves the Declaration of Independence

1802 the Military Academy opens at West Point

Birthday – 1930 George Steinbrenner

1943 Geraldo Rivera


7/5 – 1687 Isaac Newton describes the law of gravity

1954 Rock & Roll is born when Elvis records ‘That’s alright Mama’

Birthday – 1851 Huey Lewis

1963 Edie Falco


7/6 – 1785 the Dollar becomes the U.S. monetary unit

1885 Louis Pasteur proves the Rabies vaccine

Birthday – 1747 John Paul Jones

1975 50 cent


7/7 – 1863 first U.S. military draft

1982 Steve Scott runs the mile in 3:47:69

Birthday – 1940 Ringo Starr

1980 Michelle Kwan


7/8 – 951 the City of Paris is founded

1969 U.S. troop withdrawal in Viet Nam begins

Birthday – 1839 John D Rockefeller

1949 Wolfgang Puck


7/9 – 1816 Argentina declares independence from Spain

1944 the Battle of Normandy

Birthday – 1819 Elias Howe

1975 Jack White


7/10 – 1890 Wyoming becomes the 44th state

1962 Telstar launches the first communications satellite

Birthday – 1509 John Calvin

1856 Nicole Tesla


7/11 – 1914 Babe Ruth’s first MLB game

1987 the World’s population hits 5 billion

Birthday – 1767 John Q Adams

1899 E.B.White


7/12 – 1862 U.S. Congress authorizes the Medal of Honor

1933 Congress approves minimum wage law – $.33

Birthday – 1861 George Washington Carver

1971 Kristi Yamaguchi


7/13 – 1908 first time that Women compete in the Olympics

1977 the NYC blackout lasts for 25 hours

Birthday – 100 BC Julius Caesar

1944 Emo Rubik


7/14 – 1933 Nazi Germany outlaws all political parties

1965 Mariner 4 takes close up photos of Mars

Birthday – 1932 Rosie Greer

1960 Jane Lynch


7/15 – 1815 Napoleon surrenders

2005 Jack Nicklaus plays his final hole of competitive Golf

Birthdays – 1606 Rembrandt

1961 Forest Whitaker


7/16 – 1951 the Catcher in the Rye published

1969 Apollo 11 launches

Birthday – 1872 Roald Amundsen

1911 Ginger Rogers


7/17 – 1821 Spain cedes Florida to the U.S.

1990 the Minnesota twins turn 2 triple plays in a game

Birthday – 1889 Erle Stanley Gardner

1917 Phyllis Diller


7/18 – 1938 “Wrong Way” Corrigan lands in Ireland thinking he landed in California

1999 David Cone pitches a perfect game for the NY Yankees

Birthday – 1921 John Glenn

7/19 – 1588 the Spanish Armada spotted in the English Channel

2005 Death Valley California hits 129 degrees Fahrenheit

Birthday – 1814 Samuel Colt

1917 Brian May


7/20 – 1810 Columbia declares independence from Spain

1969 Apollo 11 lands on the Moon

Birthday – 356 BC Alexander the Great

1934 Dominick Sebastian


7/21 – 1969 Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin are the first 2 people to set foot on the moon

1998 Alan Sheppard dies

Birthday – 1924 Don Knotts

1957 John Lovitz


7/22 – 1933 Wiley Post makes first round the world solo flight

XXXX today is PI day

Birthday – 1940 Alex Trebek

1955 Willem Defoe


7/23 – 1829 the Typewriter invented

1982 the end of Whaling worldwide

Birthday – 1936 Don Drysdale

1965 Slash


7/24 – 1969 Apollo 11 splashes down on Earth

1979 Carl Yastrzemski hits his 400th Home Run

Birthday – 1897 Amelia Earhart

1951 Lynda Carter


7/25 – 306 Roman troops proclaim Constantine the Emperor

1952 Puerto Rico adopts a constitution approved by Congress

Birthday – 1923 Estelle Getty

1954 Walter Payton


7/26 – 1775 the U.S. Post Office established

1788 New York becomes the 11th U.S. State

Birthday – 1875 Carl Jung

1943 Mick Jagger


7/27 – 1940 Bugs Bunny makes his screen debut

1953 the Korean War ends

Birthday – 1948 Peggy Fleming

1975 Alex Rodriguez


7/28 – 1945 a U.S. Army Bomber plane crashes into the Empire State Building

Birthday – 1929 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

1945 Jim Davis


7/29 – 1954 the Fellowship of the Ring published

1958 NASA created

Birthday – 1953 Geddy Lee

1989 Robert John


7/30 – 1954 Elvis debuts

1990 the first Saturn Automobile rolls off the assembly line

Birthday – 1863 Henry Ford

1947 Arnold Schwarzenegger


7/31 – 1971 Apollo 15 Astronauts take the Lunar Rover for a ride

1995 Disney bought by ABC

Birthday – 1819 George Henry Thomas

1986 Evgeni Malkin


Impressive month, wouldn’t you say. Don’t recognize these points or people in History? Go online and investigate them.

You will never fully appreciate where you live until you know its history and those who made it.

When you walk into the Aviator Sports and Events Center you are greeted by giant photos and names on a magnificent wall display showing the history of the buildings that you are standing inside of.

These were Airplane hangars where the likes of Jacquie Cochrane, Wrong Way Corrigan, Wiley Post, Major John Glenn USMC and a host of others have kept their planes and had them serviced.

This was the first airport in the state of New York as well as a military facility where the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corp flew out of Brooklyn during 3 wars.

Do you know who Floyd Bennett actually was and what he had accomplished as a Naval Aviator?

Well, this one I give you for free. Warrant Officer Floyd Bennett was Admiral Byrd’s pilot when they discovered the North and South Pole.

They were both awarded the Medal of Honor for this. While Bennett was the pilot Admiral Byrd was the Navigator. See, now you were smarter than you were before you decided to read this Snippet.

History is all around you when you come to visit us at our facility and so is an amazing day, of course, if that is what you are looking for.

I spend a great deal of time in the Ice rinks on a daily basis and have had the pleasure and opportunity to have worked with everyone from average Joes to Minor Pros and everyone in between. We have had players go on to college as well as higher levels of Hockey.

We have a Figure Skating department that has turned out high-level competitors and a Gymnastics program that has more Gold than Fort Knox.

Pros size Basketball courts, 2 Football/Soccer/Field Hockey/Lacrosse fields, and even a Cricket Pitch. I am not sure what else to add to someone who has never come inside.

Why don’t you come in and see what there is? Oh yes, we have indoor Soccer and Pro Boxing matches. Martial Arts, Pickle Ball, Volley Ball and a ton of other stuff to do.

Yes, we do have a Golf driving range and a Golf center for your long and short game.

So let’s put it this way you can even have lunch or go up to the Sports Lounge on the Mezzanine.

Want to have a party or an event? Have it here. Graduation or even a Bar/Bat Mitzvah because quite frankly we have parking for close to 500 to 600 vehicles and we don’t charge for parking, yes you heard it here.

So what are you waiting for an invitation?

“There’s something for everyone and everyone for something”


John Sacco

A/C NY Aviators


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