This Day In History – May 28

1928

Chrysler Corporation merged with Dodge Brothers, Inc.

These days, they’re now Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, and they’re the seventh largest automobile manufacturer in the world! 

1959

Able and Baker survived a trip into space from a launch at Cape Canaveral, FL!

Able and Baker were monkeys!

1987

Whitney Houston released her album Whitney

Day….um!

and then lastly…

One year ago today!

2014

Headphone maker Beat Electronics was bought by Apple, Inc. for $3 Billion! 

and 

The world lost Maya Angelou

She passed away from natural causes at the age of 86

-Tyler Jackson

This Day In History – May 27

1968

After 48 years as coach of the Chicago Bears, George Halas retired.

George Halas is why the Bears still wear the initials GSH on their sleeves! 

1969

Construction of Walt Disney World began in Florida.

It’s the happiest place on earth!!  

1995

In Charlottesville, VA, Christopher Reeve was paralyzed after being thrown from his horse during a jumping event.

He passed away on October 10, 2004

2013

According to the Guinness World Records, the largest flag ever made was made by a village in Romania

It weighed five tons and 44 miles of thread was used in making it!

and then lastly…

1939 

Happy birthday to the legendary Don Williams!

The Gentle Giant turns 76 years young today!

-Tyler Jackson

K9 Cop Saves Police Officer!

A Mississippi cop dragged into the woods by three attackers was saved by his trusted dog partner.The deputy says he pulled over last week to check on a car when he noticed the man in the front seat appeared to be passed out and the lights were off.Two men appeared nearby and distracted him as the driver then got out and all three men attacked the officer and dragged him into the nearby woods, saying they were going to slit his throat and dump his body.

The officer used his remote key to unlock the back door of his squad car, and his K-9 partner, Lucas, ran to his rescue, biting at least one of the men before they ran off.The officer has a cut on his forehead and multiple bodily injuries, and police believe the incident may have to do with gangs in the area.

Read more on this amazing story here!

This Day In History – May 26

1994

Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley were married in the Dominican Republic.

They were divorced in January of 1996.

1998

The Grand Princess cruise ship made its inaugural cruise.

The ship measured 109,000 tons and cost approximately $450 million, making it the largest and most expensive cruise ship ever built, at the time 

The Royal Princess is now even bigger! 

1999

It was announced that the Backstreet Boys’ album Millennium had sold 1.13 million units…

…in its first week of release!

2004

Terry Nichols was found guilty of 161 state murder charges for being an accomplice to Timothy McVeigh

The men carried out the Oklahoma City bombing.

 and then lastly…

Happy 66th birthday to Bochephus! 

Rockin’ Randall Hank Williams, Jr. was born on May 26, 1949!

-Tyler Jackson

This Day In History – May 22

1967

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood premiered on PBS.

1992

Johnny Carson hosted the last episode of his Tonight Show.

It was the end of three decades of late nights. 

Jay Leno replaced Carson

2011

A three-quarter-mile-wide tornado hit Joplin, Missouri.

At least 140 people are killed and hundreds more were injured. Nearly a third of the city was destroyed, damaging about 2,000 buildings, including water treatment and sewage plants.

and then lastly…

1928

Happy birthday to T. Boone Pickens

The Oil tycoon, and avid Oklahoma State University supporter, turns the big 8-7 today!

-Tyler Jackson