This Day In History – September 15

1883

The University of Texas at Austin opened up!

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…that means they’ve hated to have to play KState in sports for 131 years! 

(I know, I know. We haven’t been playing them for that long. But still…)

1923

Oklahoma was placed under martial law by Gov. John Calloway Walton due to terrorist activity by the Ku Klux Klan!

After this declaration national newspapers began to expose the Klan and its criminal activities!

1984

Princess Diana and Prince Charles celebrated the birth of their second child — a blue-eyed baby boy who weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces.

Happy birthday to Henry Charles Albert David, or “Prince Harry”!

1998

It was announced that 5.9 million people read the Starr Report on the Internet.

Only 606,000 people read the White House defense of President Clinton.

2000

For the first time since learning he had Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC)ChrisLeDoux returned to the stage while awaiting the necessary liver transplant.

He passed away in 2005

and then lastly…

Such a great song!

2007

Garth BrooksMore Than a Memory became the first song to debut at number one on Billboard‘s Country Songs chart!

Long live Garth!

-Tyler Jackson

This Day In History – September 12

1953

U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Lee Bouvier!

More than 800 people came to the church, and three thousand rushed a police barrier to catch a glimpse of the happy couple.

1984

Michael Jordan signed a seven-year contract to play basketball with the Chicago Bulls!

2003

Johnny Cash died of complications from diabetes in Nashville.

This powerful video was definitely his eulogy

2005

Hong Kong Disneyland opened to the public!

and then lastly…

2011

The 9/11 Memorial Museum opened to the public in New York City.

So sad. Rest in peace to the nearly 3,000 lives lost on that day. 

-Tyler Jackson

 

Army dad not allowed in school dressed in fatigues, because it may be “offensive”

This is one of the most ridiculous stories I’ve ever read.

An Army Lieutenant Colonel in Michigan wasn’t allowed into his daughter’s high school because the uniform he was wearing “may offend other students”

Lieutenant Colonel Sherwood Baker, a 24 year veteran of the US Army,was turned away from Rochester Adams High School when he went to discuss his daughter’s class schedule. He was told he would have to go home and change his clothes before he was allowed in the building.

Rochester superintendent Robert Shaner, who is also a veteran, has apologized to the family. He said, “The district has apologized for any perception that individuals in uniform are not welcome in the school.The district does not have a policy excluding individuals in uniform and will be working with administration and the firm that handles our security to make sure district policies are understood and communicated accurately.”

The Baker family does have a meeting scheduled with the principal of Adams high school in the near future.

Disgusting. 

Lieutenant Colonel Sherwood Baker (pictured with his wife and children) was turned away from Rochester Adams high school by a security guard because his army clothing may 'offend another student'

-Tyler Jackson

Should this kid be allowed to use this as his senior picture?!

A high school senior from Schenectady, New York had a master plan for his senior portrait — to include his cat, Mr. Bigglesworth. Do you think he should be allowed to keep this photo?

I say YES! YES! YES! What a fantastic picture! So far the school district says no. Read more about it here!

-Tyler Jackson

Bacon shake, anyone?

Who wants some bacon?! Yes please! Who wants some Jim Beam?! Double yes please! How about add some caramel & vanilla ice cream to it as well? Umm….

Red Robin, the casual-dining burger joint, has announced their brand new milkshake called the Beam-N-Bacon Boozy Shake! Doesn’t that just sound delicious?! Read more about it here

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200-foot long bratwurst, anyone?!

In honor of their town turning 200 years old, the city of Belleville, Illinois has decided to celebrate their age in feet…of bratwurst! If you’re a fan of bratwursts, you’ve gotta check this story out here!

Garth Brooks Finally Offering His Music Digitally

Garth Brooks finally bit the bullet and made his music available on a digital platform, GhostTune, which is being touted as the “first artist-friendly digital platform” since artists have control over exactly how their music is made available.

You can read all about it here.

This Day In History – September 10

1897

British police arrest George Smith for drunken driving.

It was the world’s first DWI

1939

Canada declared war on Germany. 

Thanks Canada, ‘ppreciate ya bro, but, we got this.

Signed, America

1955

Gunsmoke premiered, with Jim Arness starring as lawman Matt Dillon.

Set in my hometown of Dodge City, Kansas, Gunsmoke lasted for 20 seasons, becoming the fourth longest-running prime-time show on TV in the process. Fantastic show!

1990

Will Smith made his debut in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air!

One of my favorite shows of all-time! Well done!

1998

President Clinton met with members of his cabinet to apologize, ask forgiveness and promise to improve as a person in the wake of the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

Whatever, Bill. Thanks for looking us all in the face and straight up lying to us. It showed your true character. ‘ppreciate ya, bro!

Signed, America

-Tyler Jackson