This Day In History – October 30

1938

Orson Welles’ radio play The War of the Worlds caused panic around the country among people who thought we really were being invaded by Martians.

Those who tuned in late were confused and believed the broadcast was news, not entertainment. Though Welles made a public apology, nearly $750,000 in lawsuits were filed against him!

1974

The Rumble In The Jungle

Muhammad Ali knocked out George Foreman in the 8th round in Zaire, in the first heavyweight championship fight ever held in Africa

Ali was named fighter of the year

1976

Chicago had the number one song in the land with If You Leave Me Now

1999

Martina McBride took her single I Love You to number one on the Billboard country chart.

and then lastly…

Talk about a great business decision!

2012

George Lucas sold Lucasfilm Ltd. to the Walt Disney Company for $4.05 billion!

So, let’s do the math:

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-Tyler Jackson

It’s not easy being a pretty woman!

A 24-year-old New York City woman wanted to do a project, so she walked around the streets of New York City, and was filmed for 10 hours…just to see how many times she would be catcalled. She walked up and down the streets wearing just a plain t-shirt, jeans & sneakers. Guess how many times she got noticed?

108!

Check out this amazing video:

-Tyler & Megan

This Day In History – October 29

1929

Black Tuesday descended upon the New York Stock Exchange

Just four days after President Hoover had declared, “The fundamental business of the country…is on a sound and prosperous basis,” more than 16 million shares were dumped in one day. Prices collapsed amid the panic selling, thousands of investors were wiped out and America’s Great Depression began.

1945

The first commercially-successful ballpoint pen went on sale!

Five thousand people jammed Gimbel’s department store in New York City and bought the entire stock of 10,000 pens in a single day. 1956 Charley Pride pitched four innings as the Negro League All-Stars beat the Major League All-Stars, 4-2.

Charley is definitely one of country music’s all-time greats!

1983

Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon album logged its 491st week on the charts, setting the record for most weeks on the chart by an album in recorded history.

Think about that…that’s over nine years on the charts! Incredible!

1994

Alan Jackson had the number one country song in the land with Livin’ on Love!

1995

Jerry Rice of the San Francisco 49ers became the NFL’s career leader in receiving yards with 14,040 yards.

He ended up finishing his career with 22,895 yards (and 197 touchdowns)!

He is the greatest receiver of all-time! 

1998

The space shuttle Discovery blasted off with John Glenn on board.

Glenn was 77 years old.

In 1962, he became the first American to orbit the Earth.

and then lastly…

2009

Taylor Swift’s single You Belong with Me was certified double platinum!

-Tyler Jackson

Just put the remote down, sir…

A man in South Carolina is facing attempted murder charges after shooting his 15 year-old son in the leg. The kid was having an argument with his mother over the tv remote when his dad went upstairs, retrieved his gun, came down, and shot him. The kid made it to the neighbors house, called 911, and the dad was arrested. Read more about it here.

-Tyler & Megan

What the Florida??? Wild Hogs Threaten Halloween!

There’s a neighborhood in Florida that might cancel Halloween because they’re overrun by WILD HOGS addicted to CANDY.  The hogs are huge and they’ve gotten hooked on human food. They’ve destroyed 17 lawns . . . they’ve been pooping on the sidewalk . . . and they don’t show any sign of leaving.. . . so the homeowners association is worried they’ll attack kids trick-or-treating for their candy. And the neighborhood is having trouble getting rid of them because they’re all massive -some weigh up to 350 pounds.  Plus, they’re not really falling for traditional hog traps.

The big plan to get rid of them before Halloween is to release a pack of DOGS into the neighborhood to hunt them . . . although that sounds kind of shortsighted, because won’t the neighborhood just wind up with a new angry dog problem?If the hogs aren’t gone, trick-or-treating will be called off . . . because all that candy flowing around could lead to them attacking kids.

How MAD are these kids going to be if trick-or-treating gets canceled over something THIS ridiculous?

Read more here!

This Day In History – October 28

1919

The U.S. Congress enacted the Volstead Act, also known as the National Prohibition Act

Prohibition was repealed in 1933 with the passing of the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

1965

St Louis’ Gateway Arch opened, its 630 feet tall, symbolizing America’s westward expansion.

Its official full name is Gateway to the West Arch.

1995 - David Lee Murphy‘s single, Dust on the Bottle, went to number one!

Talk about the ultimate country music anthem!

and then lastly…

2004

Big & Rich’s Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy) became the duo’s first gold single

It’s hard to believe this song is already ten years old!

-Tyler Jackson

How Will You Look as an Alcoholic?

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A new app created by the website, Rehabs, shows the negative effect that alcoholism can have on your looks.

The app shows that excessive drinking can change the shape of your face.

After you upload a photo of yourself, the app places a “mask” on your face to add skin defects such as broken blood vessels, a bloated face, and a reddened complexion.

A rep for the website said the purpose of the app is to shock users into seeing how their actions can lead to very ugly consequences.

Read more and do it yourself here!

Kenny Chesney & Jason Aldean Teaming Up For New Tour

They’re both touring power houses, so it makes total sense that they’re teaming up for a few dates next year, and yes, they’re coming to KC! Check out the tour dates below and read the full story here.

5/2 San Francisco — Levi’s Stadium
5/16 Dallas — AT&T Stadium
6/20 Green Bay, Wisconsin — Lambeau Field
6/27 Seattle — CenturyLink Field
7/18 Minneapolis — Target Field
7/25 Pasadena — Rose Bowl
8/1 Kansas City, Missouri — Arrowhead Stadium
8/8 Denver — Sports Authority Field at Mile High
8/15 East Rutherford, New Jersey — MetLife Stadium
8/28 Boston — Gillette Stadium