This Day In History – November 17

1973

U.S. President Nixon told an Associated Press managing editors meeting in Orlando, FL, “people have got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I’m not a crook.”

Yep, he was a crook!

1975

That’s The Way (I Like It) by K.C. & The Sunshine Band was number one!

Now that’s a feel good song!

1989

The movie Steel Magnolias, starring Dolly PartonSally Field and Julia Roberts, opened nationally.

Such a great movie!

1997

Shania Twain became the first female artist to have 10 million copies of her album shipped, with The Woman in Me!

2011

Kurt Budke, women’s basketball head coach of Oklahoma State, died in a plane crash. His assistant coach Miranda Serna was also killed.

A Salina, Kansas native, he both graduated from and coached at various colleges around the State Of Kansas. He was 50.

and then lastly…

2012

The undefeated, #1 Kansas State Wildcats walked into Floyd Casey Stadium in Waco to take on the (awful) Baylor Bears…

KSU ended up losing 52-24.

BURN. IT. DOWN!

-Tyler Jackson

What is the Best Dog Breed to Own?

According to a new study… the Border collie is man’s best friend.Researchers ranked each breed on cost, intelligence, health, lifespan and ease of grooming.The Border collie topped the list because of its intelligence, obedience, and average lifespan of 12-years. The bulldog was on the other end of the list and rated as the most overrated dog.And the Border terrier was named the most over-looked treasure.

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Read more here!

This Day In History – November 14

1851

Herman Melville’s novel Moby Dick was first published in the U.S!

Great novel!!

1889

New York World reporter Nellie Bly (Also know as Elizabeth Jane Cochrane) began an attempt to surpass the fictitious journey of Jules Verne’s Around The World In 80 Days, by traveling around the world in less than 80 days.

 

Bly succeeded by finishing the journey the following January — 72 days, 6 hours and 11 minutes!

1972

Blue Ribbon Sports became…

Nike!

Just Do It. 

also in 1972

Johnny Nash had the number-one song in the land with I Can See Clearly Now!

It is literally impossible to be in a bad mood after hearing this song!

1998

Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman married in Las Vegas.

Rodman filed papers seeking an annulment nine days later.

LOLOLOLOL

and then lastly… 

1999

EMI offered retailers a rebate of three dollars for every copy they sold of the Garth Brooks album, In…The Life Of Chris Gaines.

 

Retailers were also asked to lower the price on the album as much as possible in order to help boost sales.

That’s proof that this is legit the WORST. ALBUM. EVER.

-Tyler Jackson

This Day In History – November 13

1975

Hank Williams Jr. underwent four hours of plastic and oral surgery at Nashville’s Baptist Hospital.

He underwent the surgery to repair damages from a 500-foot fall in an August mountain accident.

This is why he started wears his signature hat, sunglasses & beard! 

1982

Vietnam War Memorial is dedicated in Washington, DC

 

The memorial was designed by architecture student Maya Lin, after a search for ideas in a national contest, beating out 1,441 other ideas. Her design is a simple, black cut-stone masonry wall, with the names of 57,661 fallen soldiers carved into its face.

Simply brilliant.

1992

Riddick Bowe won his 32nd straight fight and took the heavyweight title from Evander Holyfield.

Bowe won after pounding on Holyfield for 12 rounds in Las Vegas.

and then lastly… 

2005

The Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line premiered in New York City.

Joaquin Phoenix & Reese Witherspoon did a great job playing Johnny & June!

-Tyler Jackson

Tyler and Megan Ice Skate at the Manhattan City Park Ice Rink!

The Manhattan City Park Ice Skating Rick will be open on Monday, November 17th through February 28th, 2015! They are open EVERYDAY except for holidays, and they really have done such a wonderful job with the rink this year. We had a blast skating there yesterday, and it really is the perfect Winter activity for the entire family!  You can even rent the rink for groups and parties!!

Find out more info here!

Check out our video of us trying to skate! So much fun!


 

 

This Day In History – November 12

1933

Scotsman Hugo Gray first photographed the Loch Ness Monster as he was walking by Loch Ness near Inverness, Scotland.

Mr. Gray hastily snapped five shots — four were blank, but the fifth showed “an object of considerable dimensions.”

What do you think? Do you believe in the Loch Ness Monster?

Apparently some new footage was leaked a couple of days ago…

1954

Ellis Island, the immigration station in New York Harbor, closed after processing more than 20 million immigrants since 1892!

My family was also included in this list! My maternal great-grandfather Daniel Gleason, Sr. came over from County Cork, Ireland in 1895. You want American History? Look no further!

1991

Full House aired it’s 100th episode!

This is also the episode in-which Uncle Jesse & Aunt Becky’s twins were born!

Happy 23rd birthday to Nicky & Alex!

1992

Billy Ray Cyrus became the first country artist to ship five million copies of his debut album, Some Gave All!

This is seriously a great album. This is definitely my favorite BRC song from it:

and then lastly…

Ten years ago today!

2004

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill recorded Like We Never Loved at All in Nashville!

and

Sugarland debuted on the Grand Ole Opry, singing Baby Girl!

-Tyler Jackson