A college in Connecticut ordered all fraternities on campus to become coed within three years.
Wesleyan University will now require Greek organizations with houses on campus to have both male and female members and to have each gender “well represented” in their organizational leadership.
The change comes less than a month after the college closed the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house after a woman attending a party there was seriously injured after falling from a third-floor window.
Read more here!
The Beatles were at number one with Hey Jude!
It would stay at number one for nine weeks and it ended up being the Beatles’ biggest hit.
Happy birthday to 60 Minutes!
60 Minutes is the longest-running news magazine on television. It originally started on Tuesday evenings, but it has been on Sundays since early 1972.
The United States, represented by President Clinton, and the world’s other major nuclear powers signed a Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty
This treaty brought an end all testing and development of nuclear weapons.
Deana Carter‘s hit Strawberry Wine won Single and Song of the Year at the 31st Annual CMA Awards!
Also that year:
Entertainer of the year: Garth Brooks
Male vocalist of the year: George Strait
Female vocalist of the year: Trisha Yearwood
Duo of the year: Brooks & Dunn
Group of the year: Diamond Rio
…Talk about a killer lineup!!
and then lastly…
Hurricane Rita makes landfall in the United States, devastating Beaumont, Texas and portions of southwestern Louisiana.
With peak winds of 180 MPH, this was the fourth-strongest hurricane ever recorded!
What do women want in the perfect man?
When asked to identify their favorite facial features in male celebrities, women over 30 said they wanted a man with George Clooney’s hair, Bradley Cooper’s eyes, Brad Pitt’s nose and David Gandy’s jawline.For women looking for a younger man they combined Harry Styles’ hair, Zac Efron’s eyes, Ryan Gosling’s nose and Robert Pattinson’s stubble.
What do you think? Hot? Or a little creepy?
These days in the People’s Republic of Washington State‘s largest city, Seattle, they’re really serious about you eating your vegetables. The city council there is set on imposing a new city ordinance that would fine you for not separating food scraps from your trash! (Seriously!) Homeowners found with food scrap in their trash — because ya know, going through someone’s trash is highly classy and ethical — will be fined $1, and apartment complexes and businesses will be fined $50. This is all due to the fact that Seattle wants to have a 60% recycle rate by next year. That’s cool. It’s only another freedom you have to give up to achieve this “goal”. Read more about this here.
President Barack Obama returned a formal military salute with a one-handed coffee-cup salute Tuesday.
White House aides posted the salute video on Instagram.
The commander in chief offered the coffee-cup salute as he walked off his U.S. Marine Corps helicopter in New York.
According to a manual for Marine Corps officer candidates, The salute is “the most important of all military courtesies.
“In some situations, the salute is not appropriate. In general, do not salute when… carrying articles with both hands or being otherwise so occupied as to make saluting impractical.”
Some of the comments on the Instagram account were very critical of Obama’s unconventional salutation.
One person wrote: “Saluting with a coffeee cup on his hand what a disgrace… Sure doesnt know the shit u go through just to wear that uniform.
Another commented, “Put the damn coffee down and salute correctly.”
Check out the video and tell us what you think:
The Kansas of Division of Emergency Management has designated October to be “Zombie Preparedness Month.”
The zombie theme is a way to encourage Kansas residents to prepare for real life emergency situations. The theme is also a fun way to get families involved and the turnout from other events has shown it was effective.
One employee said if people can handle the zombie apocalypse then they will be prepared for tornadoes, fires and severe storms.
A zombie preparedness event will take place on October 25th and the first 300 participants will get free disaster-on-the-go packs.
Find out more here!
The first female to ever play in an NHL exhibition game was Manon Rheaume, a goalie for the Tampa Bay Lightning!
She gave up two goals on nine attempts in one period
The Shawshank Redemption, starring Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins, opened in theaters.
1996 - Jim Carrey and Lauren Holly married.
Of course they played along side one another in Dumb & Dumber. She was Jim’s character, Lloyd Christmas’ love interest, Mary Swanson
She of course, would later file for divorce.
What was all of this one in a billion talk then…
Nearly 36 million viewers tuned in for the 32nd Annual CMA Awards live on CBS!
That’s a lot of people watching! Just look at how many watched last year!
and then lastly…
The soap opera All My Children broadcast it’s final episode on ABC!
Here was the grand finale!
All My Children lasted 41 years!
Thrillist.com tracked down the oldest bar, tavern, or pub in each of the 50 states… and Washington, DC. Check out the list here!
“1%’er”…this is a term we’ve heard a lot lately. From articles in the press, to debates during the 2012 Presidential election, it’s all around us. The term “1%’er” means a person that is in the top 1% of the money earners in any given area (country or state). Well, Business Insider just came out with an interactive map showing how much it would take to become a 1%’er in each state. How much would it take become one in Kansas? Find out HERE!
The Big 12 Conference announced today that the Wildcats conference game against Texas Tech will kick off at 6:00pm from Bill Snyder Family Stadium, and will air on ESPNU.
The Cats are 2-1, and 1-0 in league play as they welcome in Kliff Kingsbury and the Red Raiders. The Wildcats have won the last three in the series, including the last two meetings in Lubbock.
Oh, and did I mention that Bill Snyder…the greatest college football coach in history…celebrates his 75th birthday on October 7th…just 3 days after the game?
Go STATE!! Beat Tech!