This Day In History – November 24

1963

Dallas nightclub owner Jack Ruby shot and killed Lee Harvey Oswald live on national television.

This came two days after the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Mr. Ruby said he killed Mr. Oswald because “he was distraught about the president’s assassination, and he just couldn’t stand the thought of Mrs. Kennedy having to stand through a trial”

The Warren Commission Report, the government’s official report, suggested Ruby acted alone, as did Lee Harvey Oswald. I guess we’ll  never know the truth. 

1971

Hijacker Dan Cooper, known as D.B. Cooper, parachuted from a Northwest Airlines 727 over Washington state with $200,000 in ransom money.

This was the only act of air piracy in American History to go unsolved! What a great story!!!

This HERE is a good read on the story

and then lastly…

2013

Pope Francis displayed relics believed to be the bones of St. Peter at a mass in St. Peter’s Square.

It was the first time the bones have ever been shown to the public.

-Tyler Jackson

Things Women Should Stop Wearing After 30

So, I came upon this article today, and realized that I am wearing (or do wear) half the things on this list.  Sure, there are a few things that women should hang up after a certain age, but for the most part, I say rock what makes you feel good! -Megan

Read the article here.

Katy Perry is the Superbowl Halftime Performer!

The NFL confirmed on Sunday that Katy Perry will perform the halftime show at Super Bowl XLIX.
After months of rumors, Bob Costas made the announcement on Sunday Night Football, during halftime of the Cowboys vs. Giants game.
The league also tweeted the news:

    It’s confirmed! @katyperry will headline the @pepsi @superbowl #halftime show on @SNFonNBC on Feb. 1!

Perry herself took to Twitter, writing:

   My band is in the other room screaming at the TV (and each other) over this Cowboys-Giants game. Can’t wait for February 1st…

This Day In History – November 21

1980

The largest TV audience ever - an estimated 82 million people - watched as Sue Ellen’s sister, Kristin Shepard, shot J.R. Ewing on Dallas.

The jilted mistress was seen holding the smoking gun after a summer of viewers asking that haunting question:

Eighty percent of all viewers watched the show!

2001

Microsoft proposed giving $1 billion in computers, software, training and cash to more than 12,500 of the poorest schools in the U.S.

Was this done through the goodness of their hearts?! 

The offer was intended as part of a deal to settle most of the company’s private antitrust lawsuits.

2009

Michael Jackson memorbilla – including one his his famous rhinestone-studded gloves, and 80 other pieces, went on sale at auction

The auction raised $2 Million dollars

and then lastly…

2012

Illinois congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned weeks after being re-elected to Congress after he was treated for bipolar disorder that prevented him from being a full-time legislator.

Later, Jackson was sentenced to 30 months in a federal prison camp and three years’ probation for misusing campaign funds.

-Tyler Jackson

This Day In History – November 20

1919

The first publicly owned airport in the nation opened – in Tucson, Arizona!

The entire community turned out for the big celebration.

These days, it’s now known as the Tucson International Airport

1947

Britain’s future queen, Princess Elizabeth, married Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh.

Happy #67 to these gracious kids!

1967

For the first time in history, the United States Census went past 200 million people

It took 191 years to reach 200 million

On October 17,2006, we hit 300 million people

By 2050, we’ll be around be at 400 million!

…and Facebook already beat us to that mark.

and then lastly…

1995

Princess Diana admitted being unfaithful to Prince Charles in an interview that was broadcast on BBC Television.

Such a tragic marriage

-Tyler Jackson

The Best/Worst States for Thanksgiving

A new study ranked all 50 states by how MISERABLE it is to spend Thanksgiving there, based on things like salmonella rates and the likelihood of people leaving for Black Friday sales.  The most miserable states are Ohio, Iowa, and Pennsylvania . . . the least miserable are Hawaii, New Mexico, and Arkansas.

Read more here!

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Introducing the “Normal” Barbie!

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Move over Barbie! The Lammily doll is what the Barbie would look like if she actually had the measurements of an average 19-year-old woman’s body.Not only is Lammily’s body type realistic – so are her accessories.You can get stick-on stretch marks, glasses, blushing, tattoos, freckles, bandages, moles, bruises,mosquito bites, scars, and acne – all the things real women go through.Read more here!

 

This Day In History – November 19

Seven score and eleven years ago…

1863

President Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address as he dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania.

Did You Know, “Four score and seven years ago”  meant “87 years ago”? A score is twenty years. 87 years prior was 1776 – when our founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence!

1954

Sammy Davis Jr. was involved in a serious auto accident in San Bernardino, CA.

Three days later, Davis lost the sight in his left eye.

He later referred to the accident as the “turning point of his career”

 Sammy Davis, Jr. was the man!!! 

1997

The world’s first surviving septuplets were born to Bobbi McCaughey of Carlisle, Iowa!

She give birth to four boys: Kenneth, Brandon, Nathan and Joel, and to three girls – Alexis, Natalie and Kelsey.The infants ranged in weight from 2 pounds, 5 ounces to 3 pounds, 4 ounces and were born over a period of six minutes!

Happy #17!

and then lastly…

(and perhaps ironically…)

2001

Federal officials approved the sale of the world’s first contraceptive patch, Ortho-Erva.

-Tyler Jackson

But Smokey’s little bandit needed his lunch!

This is awesome!

An Illinois police officer is in trouble after pulling over a school bus…to deliver his son his lunch!

Lt. Brian Keller used his unmarked black Dodge Charger to stop the bus in McHenry County to deliver lunch to his son who was on board.

Read more on this story HERE

 

 

Who wants a $675 bottle of NAIL POLISH?!

The money kids spend on things these days…

Designer Christian Louboutin is know offering nail polish that costs…$675!

Rouge Louboutin Starlight is a limited edition holiday nail police which is only available in the brand’s signature red shade Rouge Louboutin.

This unique product comes complete with a beautiful bottle embellished with 1,500 hand-applied Strass crystals, and costs $675 - which is more expensive than some of the brand’s famous shoes.

Want some? Get it HERE:

-Tyler Jackson