This Day In History – May 21

1819

Bicycles were first seen in the U.S. in New York City!

They were originally known as swift walkers.

1945

Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart were married

This will always be one of Hollywood’s most famous marriages 

1980

The movie The Empire Strikes Back was released.

1998

Microsoft and Sega announced that they are collaborating on a home video game system. 

It was called the Sega Dreamcast 

and then lastly…

1952

Happy Birthday to Mr. T!

His real name is Lawrence Tureaud

What does your signature say about you?

Your signature can say a lot about you in both life and business.

Experts say people who sign using only their initials like Facebook found Mark Zuckerberg are highly private and full of confidence and self-esteem.

And people who sign with sharp lines in an upwards slant like late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs are ambitious and look towards the future– but also have an impatient and aggressive nature.

WHAT DOES YOUR SIGNATURE SAY ABOUT YOU?

Illegible letters = Quick mind, mental agility

Legible = Open and straightforward person

Easy to read first name but hard to read last name = Places importance on personal accomplishments, and easily approachable

No underline = Prefers to let personal achievements speak for themselves

Underline = Sense of self importance

Closing flick or line at end = Drive and determination, proactive

Sharp lines = Impatient and aggressive

Upward slope= Sense of ambition, a tendency to look towards the future (the more slanted the more ambitious)

Downward slope = Pessimist, cautious in meetings, weighs risk

Rising up only towards the end = Sense of optimism

Slant towards the right = Outgoing persona

No slant = Balanced

Nickname = Independent, confident in own abilities

Initials only = Private person

No dot on ‘i’ = Reluctant to dwell on small details, a bigger picture person

Open ‘o’or ‘a’ = Collaborative nature, desire to share ideas

Pronounced capital letters = Confidence, strong sense of self-worth, perhaps arrogant

No surname = relaxed approach to business

Full stop = strong character in business

Straight letters = Precise and meticulous attention to detail

Scribbled = sharp intelligence and busy lifestyle

Large, swooping letters = Extrovert, confident

Highly stylized = creative flair, likes to make a statement

Flamboyant first letter = Strives to make presence felt

Read more about The Power Of The Autograph HERE!

-Tyler Jackson

Army Captain is a True American Hero!

An Army captain in North Carolina pulled three people from two burning cars that crashed head-on on Sunday . . . and he happened to be wearing a Captain America shirt when he did it.

This guy is a true American hero!

 

Worst Birthday Party EVER!

There’s a girl named Jacinda Cambray in Levittown, Pennsylvania, and she had her sweet 16 birthday party on Sunday night.  And everything was going great . . . until it started raining.

Not water, though.  It started raining POOP.

Apparently a plane was flying overhead and emptied out its waste . . . which showered down on the 40 people at the party.

There were about five planes flying in the area at the time, and the FAA is still trying to figure out which one dropped its feces over Jacinda’s party. They aren’t allowed to do that, by the way.  Airplanes have to get rid of their waste at airports.

Read more here!

This Day In History – May 20

1874

Levi Strauss began marketing blue jeans with copper rivets.

Genius! 

1916

Norman Rockwell’s first cover on The Saturday Evening Post appeared.

1927

Charles Lindbergh took off from New York to cross the Atlantic for Paris aboard his airplane, The Spirit of St. Louis.

He would achieve the world’s first non-stop transatlantic flight. 

The trip took 33 1/2 hours.

1932

Amelia Earhart took off to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

She became the first woman to achieve the feat!

1978

53 year-old Mavis Hutchinson made it to New York City to become the first woman to run across America.

The 3,000-mile trek took her 69 days. She ran an average of 45 miles each day. 

Reminds me of this:

and then lastly…

1993

The final episode of Cheers was aired on NBC!

-Tyler Jackson

Top Selling Brands in America

There’s a new list of the ten best selling brands in the world.  And three of them might surprise you.

Here’s the list . . .

 

1.  Coca-Cola.

 

2.  Colgate.

 

3.  Maggi . . . a brand of instant soups and noodles by Nestle that’s huge in the rest of the world, but not particularly popular in America.

 

4.  Lifebuoy . . . it’s a brand of soap, the kind Ralphie got punished with in “A Christmas Story”.

 

5.  Nescafe.

 

6.  Pepsi.

 

7.  Lay’s.

 

8.  Knorr . . . if you cook, you know them from their seasonings and bouillon cubes.

 

9.  Dove.

 

Most Expensive Ranch in America for Sale!

The biggest ranch in America– stretcing over 510,000 acres in North Texas– is for sale. For only $725 million.

The ranch sits on about 796 square miles, making it a plot of land bigger than the island of Oahu.Realtors are hoping the Waggoner ranch will become the most expensive estate in the world, and hope to attract a Silicon Valley entrepreneur or oil tycoon to buy it.Cattleman Dan Waggoner founded the estate in 1849, and it includes two main compounds, hundreds of homes, about 20 cowboy camps, hundreds of horses, thousands of cattle, and 30,000 acres of cultivated land.Oil was discovered on the property in 1902 and there are now more than a thousand wells spread across the property.

Check out the full listing here!

This Day In History – May 19

1935

The National Football League adopted an annual college draft to begin in 1936.

The first draft was held in Philadelphia 

1962

Marilyn Monroe performed a sultry rendition of Happy Birthday for President Kennedy.

His birthday isn’t actually until May 29. He was at a fund-raiser at New York’s Madison Square Garden. 

1974

Erno Rubik invented a brand new puzzle…

…It would later become known as the Rubik’s Cube. 

1992

In New York, Mary Jo Buttafuoco was shot and seriously wounded by Amy Fisher.

Fisher was her husband Joey’s teen-age lover. 

and then lastly

Also in 1992

The 27th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution went into effect.

The amendment prohibits Congress from giving itself midterm pay raises. 

-Tyler Jackson

You’ll never believe the roles these famous actors and actresses turned DOWN!

Here’s a list of films that famous actors and actresses turned down.

They turned down roles because of scheduling and script conflicts. Many of the replacement actors went on to win Oscars and Golden Globes.

  • Gwyneth Paltrow turned down Titanic.
  • Meg Ryan turned down Pretty Woman.
  • Hugh Jackman turned down James Bond.
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar turned down Clueless.
  • Matt Damon turned down Avatar.
  • Sandra Bullock turned down Million Dollar Baby.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio turned down American Psycho.
  • John Travolta turned down Forest Gump.
  • Emily Browning turned down Twilight.
  • Dana Delaney turned down Sex and the City.

Read more about why they turned down these big roles HERE

-Tyler Jackson

Meghan Linsey “Change My Mind”

Meghan Linsey- Blake Shelton’s protegee on “The Voice Season 8” just put out her music video for “Change My Mind”…and it’s fantastic! Whether she wins tonight or not, girl can SING!