This Day In History – June 2


Baseball great, Lou Gehrig, passed away from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

ALS is now referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease 


Queen Elizabeth II of Britain was crowned in Westminster Abbey

She’s had the crown for 62 years! 

and then lastly…


Timothy McVeigh was found guilty of the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City

He fried for murdering 168 people. 

-Tyler Jackson

Man Planks for 5 Hours 15 Minutes and 5 Seconds!

A 57-year-old ex-Marine has pulled off the “People’s Plank,” which lasted 5 hours, 15 minutes and 15 seconds.

The PLANK consists of lying face down on mat resting on the forearms, with palms flat on the floor.  Yoga enthusiasts push off the floor, raising up onto their toes, and resting on their elbows.The ex-Marine beat the record of four hours, 26 minutes set by a Chinese police officer in September.He trained for nine months—four to six hours a day, with at least 30 hours of planking thrown in every week.

During his record attempt, the ex-Marine asked for as many distractions as possible. One thing he didn’t focus on was time. No one was to tell him how much longer he had until he broke the record.

He raised money for injured US service members.

Read more here!

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


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

This shortly became the radio standard 


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

and then lastly…


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


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! 


Able and Baker survived a trip into space from a launch at Cape Canaveral, FL!

Able and Baker were monkeys!


Whitney Houston released her album Whitney


and then lastly…

One year ago today!


Headphone maker Beat Electronics was bought by Apple, Inc. for $3 Billion! 


The world lost Maya Angelou

She passed away from natural causes at the age of 86

-Tyler Jackson