This Day In History – June 18


Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean!

She completed a flight from Newfoundland, Canada to Wales.


Dr. Sally Ride became the first American woman in space aboard the space shuttle Challenger.


Boeing’s Dreamliner plane, the 787-10, debuted at the Paris Air Show!

and then lastly…


Happy 39th birthday to Blake Shelton!

Blake Tollison Shelton was born on June 18, 1976 in Ada, Oklahoma! 

-Tyler Jackson

This Day In History – June 17


George M. Hoover began selling whiskey in Dodge City, Kansas.

The town had been dry up until this point.


Amelia Earhart began the flight that made her the first woman to successfully fly across the Atlantic Ocean

Proud Kansan! 

Billy Ray Cyrus was at #1 on the country charts with Achy Breaky Heart!

 It also peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 

and then lastly…


The Bronco Chase 

O.J. Simpson, charged with the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, and became a fugitive of the law.

Simpson and his friend Al Cowling led the highway patrol on a 60-mile, low-speed pursuit through L.A in Cowling’s Ford Bronco.

When the Bronco finally pulled into the driveway at Simpson’s Brentwood mansion, negotiations with police lasted less than an hour and Simpson surrendered, was arrested and taken to jail.

And then…he was acquitted. 

-Tyler Jackson

The Deadliest Animals in America

A journalist gathered the statistics on animal-caused fatalities in the US between 2001 and 2013 to come up with a chart of what animal would likely kill you.

Bees, wasps and hornets kill the most people each year with an average of 58 people per year. Miscellaneous mammals like horses, pigs and deer came in second with 52 per year.

Cows kill about 20 people a year while sharks kill just one person a year.


This Day In History – June 16


The New York Giants baseball team admitted all ladies for free to the ballpark.

It was the first Ladies Day. 


Football player Brian Piccolo of the Chicago Bears died of embryonal cell carcinoma, a rare disease that develops as the human embryo is developing.

His story inspired the movie, Brian’s Song

Great movie! 


The Blues Brothers opened in theatres!

Everyime I hear Soul Man


Joe Robbie Stadium opened in Miami!

Home of the Miami Dolphins!

Currently called Sun Life Stadium, it’s about to undergo some major renovations:


The Spice Girl’s movie Spice World went on sale at video stores.

and then lastly…


Pope Francis blessed thousand of Harley-Davidsons and their riders in Vatican Square!

The company was celebrating their 110th anniversary with a parade! 

-Tyler Jackson

Drunkest States in America

Wisconsin has the highest proportion of drinkers of any state.

Meanwhile, Tennessee and West Virginia have the smallest percentage of heavy drinkers in the United States.
Overall, people drink significantly more in the North than in the South; Utah has the smallest percentage of tipplers; and when it comes to binge-drinking, Wisconsin comes in first.
Data was collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 2011 to 2013., a site that helps people locate facilities for substance abuse and alcohol treatment, combed through the info and produced a series of maps and graphs of boozing in the U.S.


This Day In History – June 15


Benjamin Franklin experimented by flying a kite during a thunderstorm.

The result was a little spark that showed the relationship between lightning and electricity.


Disney’s Lion King opened in theatres!

Starring James Earl Jones & Jonathan Taylor Thomas as the voices of Mufasa & Simba, the movie would go on to make nearly a billion dollars ($987 million!)! 

It was the highest-grossing film of 1994, and it is the highest-grossing hand-drawn animated film in history 

and then lastly…


Jason Aldean was at #1 on the Country charts with his second album Relentless.

Relentless featured hit songs Johnny Cash and Laughed Until We Cried and the title track, Relentless.

-Tyler Jackson

This Day In History – June 12


Raiders of the Lost Ark opened in theatres!


Batman Returns opened up in theatres!


President Reagan delivered a now-famous speech at the Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin

Destruction began November 9, 1989 on the Berlin Wall that had divided the city for some 28 years.


The Chicago Bulls won their first NBA championship

The Bulls beat the Los Angeles Lakers four games to one.


The gruesomely-murdered bodies of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were discovered outside Nicole’s Brentwood, California condominium.

Within days, O.J. Simpson was charged by police. He was acquitted in criminal court but found liable for the deaths in a civil suit 

and then lastly…

Happy 30th bday to Chris Young

Christopher Alan “Chris” Young was born on June 12, 1985 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee! 

-Tyler Jackson

This Day In History – June 11


Happy birthday to Joe Montana!

Happy #59 to #16!

Today was a big day for Steven Spielberg! 


E.T. opened!


Jurrasic Park opened!


American Idol debuted!

The show featured judges Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell.

and then lastly…


The Manhattan Tornado

The Manhattan tornado was officially classified as an F-4. Kansas State University suffered $20 million in damage. Numerous homes were damaged and or destroyed.  Earlier in the night that same storm and tornado system resulted in a resident’s death and widespread damage in the city of Chapman.

-Tyler Jackson