Corporal James Bass has been stationed in Kuwait for the past few months, but got to come home last week. And he surprised his eight-year-old son Joshua by showing up on picture day at his school . . . and photobombing him. Read more here!
Fenway Park opened as the home of the Boston Red Sox.
FM stereo broadcasting was approved by the FCC
This was like upgrading to HD from just regular tv! Big difference!
Deepwater Horizon, an offshore oil drilling rig, exploded 40 miles southeast of the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico, killing 11 workers and injured 17 others.
Following the explosion a sea-floor oil gusher began pumping oil directly into the water, and by the time the gusher was capped in mid July more than 200 million gallons of crude oil were released in the water. Talk about an environmental disaster!
The Gulf of Mexico will feel this disaster for generations
and then lastly…
Two cowardly students combed through Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, firing automatic weapons and throwing homemade bombs
They murdered 13 people and wounded 24 others before the two students committed suicide.
Entertainer of the Year: Luke Bryan
Top Male Vocalist: Jason Aldean
Top Female Vocalist: Miranda Lambert
Top Vocal Group: Little Big Town
Top Vocal Duo: Florida Georgia Line
Top New Artist: Cole Swindell
Album of the Year: “Platinum”, Miranda Lambert
Song of the Year: “Automatic”, Miranda Lambert
Single Record of the Year: “I Don’t Dance”, Lee Brice
Video of the Year: “Drunk On A Plane”, Dierks Bentley
Vocal Event of the Year: “This Is How We Roll”, Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan
A couple sent a long, demanding email about what to get their son for his first birthday.
The email has a list of approved gifts along with instructions about receipts and what gifts not to get.
A family member posted the email on Reddit, and it’s pretty intense!
Read more here!
A bill in Congress to establish Daylight Saving Time was actually defeated!
It was passed a couple of months later
The Ford Motor Company unveiled its new Mustang model!
The new Mustang model was unveiled at the New York World’s Fair! The first Mustang’s MSRP was $2,368.
The car sold over one million cars in its first 18 months alone!
A federal jury in Los Angeles convicted two former police officers of violating the civil rights of beaten motorist Rodney King.
Two other officers were acquitted.
and then lastly…
A huge explosion of ammonium nitrate occurred at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas
Fifteen people were killed, while another 160 people were injured. Over 100 buildings were damaged or destroyed.
ESPN suspended reporter Britt McHenry for a week after video leaked online showing her belittling a parking-lot attendant.
McHenry was angry about having her car towed and the video shows her telling the attendant that she has no education and no skillset. McHenry adds that she has a brain, and the woman doesn’t.
As she leaves she tells the attendant to “lose some weight, baby girl.”
McHenry apologized a few hours after the video was posted online saying in a statement: “I allowed my emotions to get the best of me.”
Byron Schlenker and his teenage daughter BOTH hold records for having the world’s widest tongue.
Dad’s licker measures 3.4 inches across – the same width as a beer mat and 3/4 inches wider than an iPhone 6.
His 14-year-old daughter is not far behind at 2.8 inches wide– she hold’s the record for the widest female tongue while her father has the men’s crown.
Since dad’s tongue was officially dubbed the world’s widest he has become something of a celebrity in his hometown of Syracuse, New York.
Read more here!
Sen. Pat Roberts cellphone went off during a Senate hearing yesterday (Thursday)… and his ringtone is “Let it go” from “Frozen.”
A spokesperson for the senator said that the ringtone is for his grandkids and that he also uses Johnny Cash’s “Walk the Line.”
Albert Hoffman, a Swiss chemist accidentally consumes LSD-25.
After taking the drug, formally known as lysergic acid diethylamide, Dr. Hoffman was disturbed by unusual sensations and hallucinations.
The Federal Communications Commission sternly warned U.S. radio stations to watch the use of indecent language on the airwaves.
Some stations, the FCC noted, had gone way beyond the seven dirty words made famous by George Carlin
Wayne Gretzky announced his retirement from the National Hockey League
#99 is the greatest hockey player that’s ever played the game!
Its hard to believe it’s been eight years!
In Blacksburg, VA, a student killed 33 people at Virginia Tech before killing himself.
A hospital in Houston, Texas announced the births of the first-ever set of all female quintuplets in the United States.The couple welcomed their five baby girls into the world, marking the first set of all female quintuplets born in the U.S. and the first set born anywhere in the world since 1969.
The mother underwent a surgical procedure for the pregnancy, as well as for the birth of her first daughter, Blayke.The quintuplets were born via C- section at 28 weeks and two days.The baby girls were delivered with the help of about a dozen medical professionals.
Read more here!
Read the family’s blog at itsabuzzworld.com.