This Day In History – October 16


Margaret Sanger, Fania Mindell and Ethel Burne decided that the poor should have some help in controlling the size of their families

They opened the doors of the first Planned Parenthood clinic in the United States, right smack in the middle of Brooklyn at 46 Amboy Street on October 16,1916.

 Ms. Sanger served 30 days in jail for her bold action. 

“No social progress is possible, especially where poverty is a factor, unless the size of families is limited.” – Margaret Sanger


John C. Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival called it a career … and the group disbanded.

No! I love CCR! In fact, this is my favorite song:

Fogerty would continue in a solo career


Sara Evans went to number one with Suds in the Bucket!

This is the perfect country song!

and then lastly…


Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon was killed in a wreck at the Las Vegas Indy 300


-Tyler Jackson

This Day In History – October 15


The first radio voice pager, or beeper, was marketed and introduced to America!

It came in what amounted to become a five-pound container.


The long-running TV series, I Love Lucy, starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, premiered on CBS!

Did you know, I Love Lucy was the first sitcom shot on film with three cameras?



Dwight Yoakam and Buck Owens shared the number one spot with their duet Streets of Bakersfield!

One of my favorite country songs!


Brooks & Dunn collected a number one hit with She’s Not the Cheatin’ Kind!

That was a great song off of a great album as well!


NY Jet Nick Lowrey breaks Jan Stenerud’s NFL field goal record at 374

And, he was a longtime Kansas City Chief!

Also, he spoke at my high school graduation! Go Nick Lowrey!

and then lastly…


A letter to Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle tested positive for Anthrax!

No, no! Wrong Anthrax!

Pretty scary stuff

-Tyler Jackson

This Day In History – October 14


Winnie The Pooh made it’s debut!

Alan Alexander Milne wrote this and other delightful Winnie-the-Pooh stories, centering the tales around his little son, Christopher Robin, and Christopher’s stuffed animals — like the honey-loving Pooh Bear, Eeyore (the donkey), Piglet and Tigger, too.


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was named the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize!

Dr. King was the youngest person to receive a Nobel Peace Prize. He received a $54,000 award for it and donated the dollars to support civil rights in the U.S


18-month-old baby Jessica McClure fell down a well!

At 9:30 a.m. on this day, Jessica fell 22 feet into an abandoned well in her backyard in Midland, Texas.

She was brought out of the well 58 hours later and was rushed to the hospital, where she underwent minor surgery. Gifts, especially stuffed animals, pouring into the hospital from well-wishers, most of whom had never met Jessica or her family.

Here she is today!


Madonna gave birth to her first child, Lourdes Maria Ciccone Leon, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles.

The father was Carlos Leon.


Josh Turner topped the country chart with Would You Go With Me

This is seriously one of the best country songs of all-time!

and then lastly…

Hard to believe it’s a already been two years since this went down:


Felix Baumgartner landed safely in the New Mexico desert, and in the history books, after a supersonic leap from the edge of space to break the world record for the highest and fastest skydive.

The 43-year-old Austrian shattered the previous altitude record of a 23-mile jump set in 1960 by retired Air Force Colonel Joe Kittinger. Kittinger actually happened to be an adviser in this latest undertaking.

 -Tyler Jackson

Scariest Halloween Decoration Ever?

When you have 30 seconds, Google the phrase, “Terrifying Screaming Chair” . . . because it might be the scariest Halloween decoration EVER.  Apparently someone made it to scare trick-or-treaters, and it looks like an old woman sitting in a chair.

But then her head lifts up, she looks all crazy, starts SCREAMING . . . and a mechanical arm connected to her back makes it look like she FLIES straight at you!  We totally just peed our pants watching this.

The parrot said…que?!

A California man who’s pet parrot disappeared four years has been safely returned — he’s just back with a new sound!

According to his owner, Darren Chick, the parrot always spoke with a British accent. Now that he’s back home? He speaks Spanish! Read more about this awesome bird here!

-Tyler Jackson

The Most Popular Halloween Costumes for 2014

Google trends has revealed the top 10 costumes for Halloween this year.


1. Elsa (Frozen)

2. Olaf (Frozen)

3. Maleficent

4. Ninja Turtle (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

5. Anna (Frozen)

6. Black Widow (The Avengers)

7. Captain America (The Avengers)

8. Groot (Guardians of the Galaxy)

9. Dog Spider

10. Assassin’s Creed

The Most Popular Food in America is…

A new survey just found America’s 50 favorite foods . . . and while a lot of them make sense, there are some definite upsets.  Like . . . apples only finished 46th while halibut was 42nd.  And rice pudding came in 50th, but cake didn’t make the list.



The top 10 most popular foods in America are . . .



1.  Steak


2.  Chicken


3.  Pizza


4.  Waffles


5.  Beef


6.  Mozzarella cheese


7.  Bacon


8.  Corned beef


9.  Avocado


10.  Pasta



Here’s the rest of the top 50 . . .



11.  Pineapple


12.  Peanut butter


13.  Hamburgers


14.  Sushi


15.  Pancakes


16.  Noodles


17.  Chocolate


18.  Blueberries


19.  Salmon


20.  Bananas


21.  Ice cream


22.  Ham


23.  Oysters


24.  Mashed potatoes


25.  Soup


26.  Asparagus


27.  Sweet potatoes


28.  Donuts


29.  Turkey


30.  Candy


31.  Grapes


32.  Popcorn


33.  Cashews


34.  Eggs


35.  Watermelon


36.  Tuna


37.  Cheddar cheese


38.  Shrimp


39.  Strawberries


40.  Artichokes


41.  Asparagus (yes, they screwed up and included it twice)


42.  Halibut


43.  Almonds


44.  Mango


45.  Meatballs


46.  Apples


47.  Lamb


48.  Corn


49.  Mushrooms


50.  Rice pudding


Royals players play catch with young Orioles fans

Mother Nature may have intervened and made us do without playoff baseball tonight, but the Royals remain one of the hottest stories. Win your first six playoff games after not being in the playoffs for nearly three decades and that will happen.

But tonight, a different kind of feel good story is circulating. And even if you’re not a Royals fan…or even a fan of baseball…this one will make it hard for you to not pull for them when their American League Championship Series resumes under dryer skies on Tuesday.

Before games one and two, both played in Baltimore, some of the Royals players engaged in a little game of catch. With Orioles fans. Young Orioles fans.

38 year old reliever Scott Downs started it. He, along with several other Royals, was catching fly balls during batting practice. Some kids, in full Oriole garb, started asking for baseballs…and Downs and his mates were happy to oblige. “It’s just fun the reactions of some of the kids,” Downs said. “Because you give them a ball and you tell them to throw it back and they’re like: ‘What? We don’t want to throw it back.’

A fan posted the story on Reddit, and the story has now gone viral.