This Day In History – April 27

1947

 Babe Ruth Day

Baseball parks around the world celebrated the man, and a crowd of 60,000 fans honored their hero in ceremonies at Yankee Stadium.

Ruth was dying of throat cancer.

1965

“Pampers” were patented by R.C. Duncan. 

1983

Nolan Ryan broke a major league baseball record when he struck out his 3,509th batter of his career. 

The Ryan Express broke Walter Johnson’s 55 year-old strikeout record in a 4-2 win over Montreal.

and then lastly…

2006

In New York City, construction began on the Freedom Tower on the site of former World Trade Center. 

Opening November, 3 2014, One World Trade Center stands 1,776 tall! 

 It cost $3.9 Billion to construct. 

 #America

-Tyler Jackson

Meet the World’s Oldest Newlyweds to Be!

A guy in England named George Kirby proposed to his girlfriend Doreen back in February, and they’re getting married in June.  Which is a pretty short engagement, but it kind of has to be.That’s because Doreen is currently 91 years old, and George is 102.  And when they get married on June 13th, they’ll set a new world record for oldest newlyweds.George says he popped the question over dinner on Valentine’s Day, and decided not to get down on one knee, because he didn’t know if he’d be able to get back up again.  So yeah, he’s got a pretty good sense of humor about it.On their wedding day, they’ll have a combined age of 194 years and 281 days.  Which will smash the current record of 188 years that was set in 2013.y the way, the two of them didn’t just meet.  They’ve been together 27 years, and didn’t think they’d ever get married.  But George finally proposed after his kids kept pressuring him to. His 63-year-old son from a previous marriage will be his best man.

Read more here!

This Day In History – April 24

1877

Federal troops were ordered out of New Orleans.

This was the end to the North’s post-Civil War rule in the South. 

1985

There were a reported 832,602 millionaires in the United States on this day, according to researchers. 

9.63 million millionaires in the US

1990

The space shuttle Discovery blasted off from Cape Canaveral, FL.

It was carrying the $1.5 billion Hubble Space Telescope. 

The Hubble Space Telescope has taken some incredible pictures over 25 years!

 1991

At the 26th Academy of Country Music Awards, Garth Brooks won Entertainer Of The Year

He also won Video and Song Of The Year with The Dance, Album of the year with No Fences and single record of the year with Friends In Low Places

2007 

The legendary Whitney Houston divorces her R&B singer-songwriter Bobby Brown

(*FUNNY VIDEO* **WARNING** **LANGUAGE**)

Whitney filed for divorce due to irreconcilable differences after 14 years of marriage

and then lastly…

2008

Wesley Snipes was sentenced to 36 months in Federal prison!

He was sentenced on tax evasion charges!

-Tyler Jackson

Dog Rescued After 13 Days Under a Concrete Slab!

A dog was rescued after spending 13-days trapped underneath a concrete slab at her home in Kansas .The miniature dachshund disappeared April 3rd while in her yard. It turns out she had dug underneath the slab that was supporting the house’s air-conditioning unit.The owners heard a quiet bark come from under the concrete. The man dug deep enough to see her nose and one closed eye.He called 911, and firefighters helped get her out.The dog’s vet says it’s amazing she survived and didn’t suffer organ failure.

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Royals/White Sox Brawl!

The Royals played the White Sox last night…and we got more action than we bargained for when a brawl broke out during the game! Check out the video and info here!

 

 

This Day In History – April 22

1889

The Oklahoma land rush officially started as thousands of Americans raced for new, unclaimed land.

An estimated 50,000 lined-up at noon to claim some land.

Some started “Sooner”

1970

The first Earth Day was observed by millions of Americans.

1974

Redbone won a gold record for the singleCome and Get Your Love

1988

Two new Florida basketball teams are announced the Miami Heat and the Orlando Magic

and then lastly…

2000

Elian Gonzalez was snatched by the SWAT team from his Florida relatives

He was returned to his father in Cuba

-Tyler Jackson

This Day In History – April 21

1918

Baron Manfred von Richthofen, the notorious World War I German flying ace known as the Red Baron, was killed in action

And YES, HE WAS! the inspiration for the naming of the frozen pizza!

1959

Alf Dean caught a 16-foot, 10-inch white shark that weighed 2,664 pounds…with a rod and reel!! 

At the time it was the largest catch with a rod and reel.

1980

America’s oldest long-distance race, the Boston Marathon, was marred by scandal!

Rosie Ruiz, a 26-year-old office worker, stunned the sports world when she crossed the finish line in a record time of 2 hours, 31 minutes and 56 seconds…

…after an investigation, she was stripped of the honor of winning the marathon when evidence showed that she had NOT run the entire race.

1984

Michael Jackson’s Thriller album slipped from number 1 to number 3 on the pop album charts.

It’s ok, though, Michael – Thriller was number one for 37 weeks, setting a record in music history for the longest run at the top.

1986

Geraldo Rivera opened a long-sealed vault that belonged to Al Capone at the Lexington Hotel in Chicago.

Nothing of interest was found inside.

and then lastly…

1995

Timothy McVeigh was arrested in connection with the Oklahoma City bombing.

He would later be convicted and executed

-Tyler Jackson

#KylieJennerLipChallenge

  Bad idea alert!!!

    In case you haven’t noticed Kylie Jenner has some severely plump and seriously fake lips, and apparently teens are left believing this is the ideal look.

So how do average American girls who can’t afford plastic surgery emulate their teenage idol?

Take a bottle or jar, push their lips in in, suck the air out, and wait for their lips to plump up.

The result?  You can see for yourself when you search the hashtag #kyliejennerlipchallenge.

But beware – girls are finding out pretty fast what a terrible idea this challenge is. The are being left with swollen lips and bruises around their mouths that can take over a week to go down.

Read more here!

 

How to Make Bacon Wrapped Deep Fried Oreos

A blog called Oh Bite It just unveiled a monstrous, all-American creation:  BACON WRAPPED, deep-fried OREOS.  Here’s how you make them . . .

 

1.  Wrap an Oreo with an entire piece of bacon, covering up as much of the cookie as you can.  Hold the bacon in place by putting a toothpick through it, sticking into the cream filling.

 

2.  Fry it in oil.

 

3.  Let it cool off a little bit, but eat it warm.

 

4.  Try not to die from a heart attack.

Read more here!