This Day In History – September 2

1945

V-J Day 

Japan surrendered to the U.S. aboard the USS Missouri, ending World War II.

The war ended six years and one day after it began. 

1985

It was announced that the Titanic had been found by U.S. and French expedition 560 miles off Newfoundland. The expedition was led by Kansas native Robert Ballard.

The luxury liner had been missing for 73 years. 

1991

Garth Brooks‘ landmark album Ropin’ the Wind was released!

The broncs and the blood, the steers and the mud, and they call the thing rodeo! 

Such a great album!

2005 

Kanye West criticized President Bush’s response to Hurricane Katrina during a televised benefit concert in New York. Appearing alongside comedian Mike Myers for a 90-second segment on NBC, West told the audience, quote, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.”

The comment went out live on the east coast, but was cut from a taped version seen on the west coast. So

and then lastly…

Four years ago already!

2010

Brooks & Dunn played their final show together at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

I saw these guys’ last rodeo tour show in Wichita, talk about TENSION & ANIMOSITY! I still do look forward to a reunion tour someday!

-Tyler Jackson

One More Reason NOT to text and Drive

A Colorado woman who was texting and driving ended up in a hospital– impaled in the butt by a pole.The texting woman hit a pole that went through her car, piercing her thigh and butt.Firefighters used a saw to cut the front and back end of the pole then rushed her to a local hospital where she has surgery to remove the pole.

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Read more here!

Denny Hamlin lip-synchs Taylor Swift…nails it.

Taylor Swift recently announced that her next album will be very much a “pop” album.  Reactions have been mixed, with some fans applauding the move and some claiming that she’s always been pop.

Well, I think we know where NASCAR star Denny Hamlin stands on the issue.  Check out his lip-synched version of her new song “Shake It Off”.

If Denny ever gets tired of stock car racing…he may have a new career in mind.  If nothing else, maybe he could become a lip-synching coach.  I hear Ashlee Simpson is still looking for one.

Jason Aldean releases video for “Burnin’ It Down”

The single from his sixth studio album is tearing up the charts…or should I say “burning” up the charts, and now we have the video.

It was shot earlier this month in Nashville…and features Jason and his band, lots of pyrotechnics, and one very hot brunette.  The song is the lead single from his new album “Old Boots”, which hits stores on October 7th…right after Jason wraps up the current leg of his tour.

Navy sports new uniforms…and they’re awesome!

So much attention these days is given to college athletics for things that most of feel are not that important.  Stadium renovations…coaching salaries…and it seems like every time you look there’s another college program trotting out new uniforms or even game-specific helmets.

But these are pretty dang cool!

The Naval Academy will be wearing these spiffy new duds when they take the field against Ohio State this weekend at home in Annapolis.  They were designed to look a lot like the summer “white” uniform that Naval officers wear.  The “rank”…or class…of each player will be represented on the pants.

I especially like the two-toned helmet with the racing stripe.

Now, I don’t know if Navy has a chance to beat the Buckeyes or not…but I will say this: the Midshipmen will be the best dressed team on the field.

 

A few Do’s and Don’ts of Kstate tailgating!

Tomorrow, another season of football gets underway at Bill Snyder Family Stadium with a 6:10 kickoff against Stephen F. Austin. If you’re a first timer, or a seasoned veteran of partying at The Fort, here’s a few Do’s and Don’ts of Kstate Tailgating. 

Do: get some good sleep tonite

Don’t: say you’re gonna take it easy at Purple Power Play In The Park, then go to Aggieville afterwards, and forget to sleep. It’ll make for a long day tomorrow!

Do: bring the burgers and hot dogs! A little pre-game meal always make the experience much better!

Don’t: forget to hook up KSU superfan Robert Lipson when he comes by your tailgate! Trust me. He will be by your tailgate.

Do: bring your own beverages!

Dont: bum some from your friends! This isn’t Iowa State! (Jokes! Seriously though.They do have the nicest fans in the Big XII)

Do: bring some lawn chairs, or outdoor furniture to sit on.

Dont: bring a couch! and be tempted to burn it! This isnt West Virginia! (Jokes! Seriously though. They do have the…….fans in the Big XII)

Do: park next to an Oakland Athletics flag, or some other random sports flag. It’s a great landmark for people to find you

Dont: steal said flag once the sun goes down! (Jokes! Seriously though, Kstate has the BEST fans in the Big XII. We wouldn’t think of doing something like that…)

Do: Use the port-a-pottys!

Dont: just go in the grass! You or a friend could be napping there later!

Do: bring your sunglasses

Dont: forget to wear them while talking to them ladies! Ladies, likewise for you when talking to us hot guys!

and most importantly

Do: be respectful and courteous to others around you!

Don’t: forget that when you’re wearing purple, you’re not just cheering for K-State, you’re representing them! Otherwise, yell loud and have a blast!

Can you think of any others? Do: Share with us!

-Tyler Jackson

How safe are you from natural disasters where you’re at?

Time Magazine released an interactive map, ranking all 3,144 counties in the United States – from safest to the most dangerous – from natural disasters.

Using historic events from NOAA’s records, the criteria of ranking natural disasters includes: earthquake, hurricane, cold wind chill, astronomical low tide, coastal flood, avalanche, dense fog, drought, dust devil, dust storm, excessive heat, extreme cold/wind chill, flash flood, flood, freezing fog, funnel cloud, hail, heat, heavy rain, heavy snow, high surf, high wind, ice storm, lakeshore flood, landslide, lightning, rip current, seiche, sleet, storm surge/tide, strong wind, thunderstorm wind, tornado, tropical depression, tropical storm, tsunami, waterspout, wildfire, winter storm and winter weather. I didn’t even realize there was that many natural disasters possible!

The safest place in America is Sweet Grass County, Montana.

The most dangerous? Ocean County, New Jersey.

Where does Riley, Pottawatomie, Geary and other counties from Kansas rank?

Find out HERE

-Tyler Jackson 

This Day In History – August 29

1964

Fifty years ago today, Roy Orbison released the legendary song, Oh, Pretty Woman!

1966

The Beatles played their final major/outdoor concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco!

As fate would have it, on August 14th, 2014, Paul McCartney would return to Candlestick Park

…For it’s final public event EVER! 

1991

The Supreme Soviet, the parliament of the U.S.S.R., suspended all activities of the Communist Party

This brought an end to the institution after 69 years of communist rule.

1992

Mark Chesnutt had the number one song in country music with I’ll Think Of Something 

and then lastly…

2005

Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast near New Orleans, destroying beachfront towns in Mississippi and Louisiana, displacing a million people and killing 1,836.

Despite Katrina being only the third most powerful storm of the 2005 Atlantic Hurricane season, Katrina was the worst natural disaster in the history of the United States 

Hurricane Katrina caused $125 billion in damages

So tragic.

There are still no words.

-Tyler Jackson 

This Day In History – August 28

1963 

About 200,000 joined in a peaceful rally in Washington and heard Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. declare on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, I have a dream!

This was delivered one hundred years and 240 days after Abraham Lincoln delivered the Emancipation Proclamation.

Let his speech be a lesson! We ALL share a dream, we’re ALL on this rock together, so we should treat ALL people with respect!

1964

Fifty years ago today, The Beatles appeared on the cover of LIFE magazine.

Beatles mania was crazy back then, and it still is today! 

1982

George Strait’s single, Fool-Hearted Memory, became his first number one single!

1996 

The 15-year marriage of Prince Charles and Princess Diana officially ended with the issuing of a divorce decree.

and then lastly…

Happy 33rd birthday to Jake Owen

Happy 29th birthday to Shania Twain

and Happy 15th birthday to Leann Rimes!

LOL!

-Tyler Jackson