This Day In History – November 10

1775

The United States Marine Corps were organized under authority of the Continental Congress!

The Marines went out of existence after the end of the Revolutionary War in April of 1783. The Marine Corps was formally re-established on July 11, 1798.

1975

The SS Edmund Fitzgerald, an ore-hauling ship, and its crew of 29 vanished during a storm in Lake Superior.

This tragic wreck has been forever immortalized by Gordon Lightfoot, in his song The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald

1995

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, starring Jim Carrey opened up in theaters nationwide!

It brought in $108,360,000 in the U.S…

$108 mill?? ALLLRIGHTY then…

2000

Little Nicky, starring Adam Sandler, Harvey Keitel and Patricia Arquette opened up!

What a great movie!

Here’s my favorite scene (LANGUAGE):

Popeye’s chicken is flipping awesome!

and then lastly…

HOW HAS THIS BEEN A DECADE??

2004

Gretchen Wilson earned a gold single with Redneck Woman!

That “baby on her hip” has be atleast 11 by now…

-Tyler Jackson 

An American city without tobacco?! Hmm…

The small central Massachusetts town of Westminster, Massachusetts, population 7,700, is looking to make American history. On Wednesday, the Board of Health will hear public comment on a proposed regulation that could make Westminster the first municipality in the United States to ban sales of all tobacco products within town lines.

Read more about it HERE. What do you think?! Let us know!

-Tyler Jackson

This Day In History – November 7

1805

“Great joy in camp we are in view of the ocean, this great Pacific Ocean which we been so long anxious to see. And the roreing or noise made by the waves brakeing on the rockey shores (as I suppose) may be heard distinctly.”

These words were written by William Clark after the Lewis & Clark Expedition sighted the Pacific Ocean for the first time!

1991

Magic Johnson announced that he had tested positive for HIV the virus that causes AIDS, and that he was retiring from basketball.

Sad day in basketball history

1991

Actor Paul Reubens, a.k.a. Pee Wee Herman, pled no contest to charges of indecent exposure. Reubens had been arrested in Sarasota, FL, for exposing himself in a theater.

He’s still called Pee Wee, but not Herman! ;)

and then lastly…

A couple of things went down

2000

Garth Brooks filed for a divorce from his wife Sandy.

and

2000

The U.S. went to the polls to choose between George W. Bush and Al Gore.

The outcome wouldn’t be known for more than a month because of disputed votes in Florida

…because of the infamous, HANGING CHAD!!

-Tyler Jackson

Who wants to go hot tubbin’…in the hot tub capital of America?!

Santa Monica, California is the hot tub capital of the US!

One in every 20 homes in Santa Monica clams to have a Jacuzzi.

The apartment rentals app Zumper came up with a list of top hot tub cities based on the percentage of hot tubs in the city.

Santa Monica topped the list with 4.5% of homes having a hot tub.

The rest of the top 10:

2. Chicago, Illinois (3.9%)

3. Wichita, Kansas (3.7%)

3. West Palm Beach, Florida (3.7%)

5. Kissimmee, Florida (3.6%)

5. Charlottesville, Virginia (3.6%)

7. Plantation, Florida (2.9%)

8. Aventura, Florida (2.7%)

9. San Diego, California (2.5%)

10. Oceanside, California (2.4%)

Let’s go to Santa Monica!

Or heck, just meet me in Wichita! 

-Tyler Jackson

You can’t tell me Putin doesn’t want to rule the world!

A Russian lawmaker has suggested making the sperm of Vladimir Putin available to woman all over Russia — so they can have his babies!

It’s proposed that each female citizen in Russia will be able to receive, by mail, the genetic codes of the President. The hope is that they get pregnant from it, and have his babies.

The mother would also receive extra benefits from the Russian government.

“Children born from the Russian president in the future will form the military and political elite of the state”

Now tell me, who doesn’t think Putin wants to rule the world?!

Read more on this here!

-Tyler Jackson

This Day In History – November 6

1869

The first college football game was played in New Brunswick, New Jersey!

Rutgers beat Princeton 6-4!

1956

President Dwight D. Eisenhower and his VP, Richard M. Nixon, were reelected!

 

Just like in 1952, they defeated Democrat challenger Adlai E. Stevenson and his running mate, Estes Kefauver – by some 9.5 million votes!

The campaign theme had been expanded from 1952′s I Like Ike to I Like Ike, Peace & Prosperity

1993

Evander Holyfield won the heavyweight championship title back from Riddick Bowe! 

Back when boxing was legit!

2010

Sugarland had the number one album in the land with Incredible Machine!

This was their fourth studio album.

and then lastly…

2012

President Barack Obama took on Republican candidate Mitt Romney in the U.S. presidential election.

 

Obama was re-elected.

-Tyler Jackson

2014 CMA Award Winners

2014 CMA Award Winners

Single of the Year: “Automatic,” Miranda Lambert

Song of the Year: “Follow Your Arrow,” Kacey Musgraves, Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally

New Artist of the Year: Brett Eldredge

Vocal Duo of the Year: Florida Georgia Line

Album of the Year: “Platinum”, Miranda Lambert

Vocal Group of the Year: Little Big Town

Irving Waugh Award of Excellence: Vince Gill

Male Vocalist of the Year: Blake Shelton

Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert

Entertainer of the Year: Luke Bryan

 

Earlier on Wednesday, these awards were announced:

 

Musical Event of the Year: “We Were Us,” Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert

Music Video of the Year: “Drunk on a Plane,” Dierks Bentley

Musician of the Year: Mac McAnally