This Day In History – September 9

1850

California became the 31st state to join the Union!

Happy birthday you crazy, giant sized, large economy, highly regulated, gorgeous state! 

1956

Elvis Presley’s first ever appearance on Ed Sullivan’s Show!

54,000,000 viewers, or 82.6 percent of the U.S. television audience, tuned into CBS.

21-year-old Elvis wowed the audience of fans and screaming girls by singing Dont Be Cruel and Ready Teddy. 

He got paid $50,000 for appearing – that’s more than The Beatles go paid (Or anyone else did, for that matter).

Fun Fact: Ed Sullivan was actually ill, so actor Charles Laughton filled in!

1968

Debra Dene Barnes, also know as Miss Kansas, was crowned the 40th Miss America!

A versatile and accomplished pianist, Debbie won the Miss America title playing the Oscar-winning song Born Free in four variations.

Today, she is a veteran piano instructor at Missouri Southern State University

and then lastly…

2007

Happy 7th wedding anniversary to Joe Nichols! 

Joe married Heather Singleton in Savannah, Georgia.

Congrats to them!

-Tyler Jackson

Fifty Shades of Grey lingerie! Would you buy it?

Hey ladies! I know we’re 157 long days away from the release of the the Fifty Shades Of Gray movie, but, if you wanna get your Anastasia-on, you now can!

British Retailer Tesco has announced that they will be offering a Fifty Shades of Grey inspired lingerie line!  

The 50 Shades of Grey lingerie collection launches in Tesco this month

The line has 35 pieces for women and eight for men and will be released this month.

Women and men of all sizes will be embraced and the goal is to make someone feel both confident and comfortable.

Get your lingerie here!

In the meantime, ladies, enjoy this:

-Tyler & Megan

Carrie Underwood checks out Garth’s comeback tour

It was a busy week last week for Carrie Underwood.  After announcing via Twitter that she and hubby Mike Fisher are expecting their first child, she decided to go see Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood in concert on Friday night in Chicago.

Carrie posted a photo from the event on her Instagram account…and even made a reference to her pregnancy.

Kelly Clarkson was also at the show…but she wasn’t there just to enjoy Garth’s return from a decade long “retirement”…Kelly performed with Trisha Yearwood before taking a seat to watch the rest of the concert.

As for Carrie…she’s a pretty big star, which leads to the question…are those the best seats she could get?

This Day In History – September 8

1973 

Marvin Gaye started a two-week run at the top of the singles chart with Let’s Get It On

That was Marvin’s second number one single.

1974

Evel Knievel tried to leap the Snake River Canyon in Idaho. The designer of his custom-built Sky Cycle 2 was offered a bonus of 80 thousand dollars if Evel survived the jump.

When it came time to make the jump, the bike failed, but the automatic parachute opened and Evel rode it safely down to Earth.

1986 

The Oprah Winfrey Show was broadcast nationally for the first time.

Oprah’s daytime television talk show turned her into one of the most powerful, wealthy people in show business and, arguably, the most influential woman in America.

2007

Rodney Atkins went to number one with These Are My People!

and then lastly…

Say what you will about the guy, but this saved baseball.

1998

Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals hit his 62nd home run of the season. He had beaten a record that had stood for 37 years by Roger Maris.

McGwire would eventually reach 70 home runs on September 27.

-Tyler Jackson

Most Expensive House in America!

“Le Palais Royale” is offically the most expensive real estate listing in America at $139 million dollars!

The 60,500 sq ft home boats 11 bedrooms, 17 baths, and the first ever Imax theatre for private use.

Read more here!

This Day In History – September 5

1930

Charles Creighton and James Hagris completed the drive from New York City to Los Angeles and back to New York City all in reverse gear. The trip took 42 days in their 1929 Ford Model A.

WHY?!! That would be horrible! 

1966 

Jerry Lewis’ First ever Muscular Dystrophy telethon raises $15,000

Since then, he’s raised 2.45 billion! Wow!

1972 

Eleven members of the Israeli Olympic team were murdered by Arab terrorists in Munich, Germany.

1998

After nearly 30 years of rocking and rolling together, Aerosmith finally had a number one single. They hit the top of the chart with I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing from the movie Armageddon.

and then lastly…

2003

In London, magician David Blaine entered a clear plastic box and was then suspended by a crane over the banks of the Thames River.

He remained there until October 19th, surviving only on water.

Once again…why?!?! 

-Tyler Jackson

 

 

 

Are You Obese?

Rates of adult obesity increased in six states and fell in none last year — and now a record 20 states have at least 30% of adults that are obese.

The 2013 adult obesity rate exceeds 20% in every state, while 42 have rates above 25%. For the first time two states Mississippi and West Virginia rose above 35%.

The only good news in the findings was that rates of childhood obesity have leveled off throughout the country.

To find out if you’re obese, check out the chart!

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Read more here.

This Day In History – September 4

1781

Happy LA Day! 

Los Angeles, one the most-visited and famous cities in the world, was founded by Spanish settlers on September 4th.

The original name was  El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora La Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula, which translates as The Town of the Queen of Angels.

The City Of Angels rolls off the tongue a little better

1888

George Eastman registered the name Kodak and patented his roll-film camera.

The camera took 100 exposures per roll! Dang those modern-day 24 exposure rolls! 

1993

Sawyer Brown reached number one on the Billboard chart with Thank God for You

1998

While in Ireland, President Clinton said the words “I’m sorry” for the first time about his affair with Monica Lewinsky and described his behavior as indefensible.

Here is apologizing again

And then again

and then lastly…

It’s hard to believe it’s already been eight years since this happened

2006 

The Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin died while snorkeling in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and filming a documentary.  He was fatally stabbed in the chest with a stingray barb.  He was 44 years old.

I loved Steve Irwin! Here is some of his best work:

-Tyler Jackson