NO Excuses!!!

A girl in Chicago named Trameka Pope was homeless as a kid, and got pregnant in the eighth grade.  But she’s still graduating high school this week as the VALEDICTORIAN.  She’s going to Western Illinois University this fall, which was one of the 26 colleges that accepted her.  And she’s gotten over $600,000 in scholarships.

Read her amazing story here!

This Day In History – June 1

1961

Radio listeners in New York, California, and Illinois were introduced to FM multiplex stereo broadcasting.

This shortly became the radio standard 

1980

Cable News Network (CNN) made its debut as the first all-news station.

and then lastly…

2009

General Motors filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy.

This made GM the largest U.S. industrial company to enter bankruptcy protection.

 -Tyler Jackson

Are You “Keeping Up With the Joneses?”

Here are the results of a new survey on the average age when people hit different major milestones in life.

 

First kiss . . . age 15.

 

Buying your first car . . . age 22.

 

Getting engaged . . . age 25.

 

Getting married and buying your first place . . . 27.

 

Having your first child . . . 28.

 

Having your second child . . . 31.

 

Becoming a boss at work . . . age 34.

 

Moving to a bigger house . . . age 36.

 

Making six figures . . . age 37.

 

Retiring . . . age 60.

Read more here!

Man Proposes at Wedding

An Iowa woman whose boyfriend proposed to her at her sister’s wedding defended his move…  saying it was her idea.

A picture of the proposal was uploaded to Reddit on Monday under the headline, “Any girl’s wedding nightmare”.

The post attracted more than 1,500 comments mostly people slamming the guy.

But the woman says it was her sister’s idea and her fiancé didn’t want to do it, but the bride said it would make the day even better.

Read more here!

92 Year Old Woman Becomes Oldest person to Finish Marathon!

This woman is our hero!

A 92-year-old North Carolina woman named Harriette Thompson has become the oldest woman to finish a marathon when she finished in 7 hours 24 minutes and 36 seconds.Thompson said, “I don’t consider myself special. It’s just that I’m 92. All you have to do is get to 90 and you get all sorts of attention.”Thompson is a former concert pianist who played three recitals at Carnegie Hall, and says she didn’t run her first marathon until she was 76.

Last year, Thompson completed a marathon in 7 hours 7 minutes, the fastest marathon ever by a woman 90 or older.

Read more here!

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