This Day In History – February 26

1919

The Grand Canyon was established as a National Park

Thanks to the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon became 1,218,375 acres of one the most spectacular natural wonders of the world. It measures 18 miles across, over two hundred miles long, and is a mile down.

Go visit if you ever get a chance!

1993

A bomb exploded at the World Trade Center in New York.

A van packed with a 1,210-pound bomb exploded in the parking garage underneath the World Trade Center killed six people and injured more than 1,000.

If we only knew then what we know now. Damn it.

1998

A jury rejected an 11 million lawsuit by Texas cattlemen who claimed Oprah Winfrey’s televised comments about mad-cow disease caused the beef market to plummet and cost them millions of dollars.

1983

Michael Jackson’s Thriller hit #1 in the U.S.

The album spent a total of 37 weeks at number one.

and then lastly…

1932

Happy birthday to the one and only, Johnny Cash!

That is the best music video of all-time.

Rest in Peace, Mr. Man In Black

-Tyler Jackson

The Top 10 Things America WON’T Give Up

A new survey found the top things we’d give up if money got tight.  The top three are expensive jewelry . . . club and social memberships . . . and expensive purses.  The three things we WON’T get rid of are Internet service . . . cell phone service . . . and cable.

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This Day In History – February 25

1913

The 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified.

Welcome to the first days of the income tax.

2005

Dennis Rader was arrested for the BTK serial killings in Wichita

He would later plead guilty and was sentenced to 10 life prison terms.

and then lastly…

1922

Happy 93rd birthday to coach Tex Winter!

A basketball coach for 61 years, and the creator of the triangle offense, he was definitely a pioneer for the game!

He led Kstate to the 1958 & 1964 final fours, and then, he was hired by the bulls in 1989 to teach Michael Jordan the triangle offense. He won 6 championships with the bulls, and 3 additional championships with the LA lakers in the early 2000’s

Tex Winter Drive was just named for coach a couple of weeks ago.

Talk about a legend!

-Tyler Jackson

This Day Day In History – February 24

1956

Cleveland, Ohio changed a 25 year old law that barred people under the age of 18 from dancing in public without an adult guardian present.

This reminds me of something:

1969

Johnny Cash recorded his second live prison performance!

Johnny Cash at San Quentin, with the hit single A Boy Named Sue, was recorded live. This was his second prison concert after performing at Folsom Prison

1988

The Supreme Court overturned a $200,000 award to Rev. Jerry Falwell that had been won against Larry Flynt & Hustler magazine.

The ruling expanded legal protections for parody and satire.

Thus, this is how we got this movie:

and then lastly…

One of my all-time favorite movies!

1992

Wayne’s World opened in theaters!

Party time! Excellent! 

-Tyler Jackson

Season 20 DWTS Cast!

Yes. it’s already Season 20, and “Dancing With the Stars” is still going strong!

 

Check out the full list of “Stars” that will be dancing for the mirror ball trophy this season here!