This Day In History – February 27

1991

At 9 p.m., President George H.W. Bush said:

“Kuwait is liberated. Iraq’s army is defeated. I am pleased to announce that at midnight tonight, exactly 100 hours since ground operations began and six weeks since the start of Operation Desert Storm, all United States and coalition forces will suspend offensive combat operations.”

1997

Divorce becomes legal in Ireland

This reminds me of a song:

1999

Colin Prescot and Andy Elson set a new hot air balloon endurance record when they had been aloft for 233 hours and 55 minutes.

The two were in the process of trying to circumnavigate the Earth.

That would be fun riding in a hot air balloon:

and then lastly…

2010

Earthquake measuring 8.8 magnitude strikes Chile

This was one of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded. The quake killed 600 people, injured many more and left more than two million people homeless.

The earthquake also set off Tsunami warnings for 53 countries ranging from the United States to Japan.

Damn!

-Tyler Jackson

Most Popular Dog Breeds for 2015

The Labrador retriever is the most popular dog in the US, again.

The American Kennel Club announced its annual popular dog breed list and Labrador retriever was top dog for the second straight year.

German shepherd came in second and golden retriever was third both also for the second straight year. Bulldog moved up to fourth from fifth while the beagle fell from fifth to fourth.

 

2014 Most popular dogs

 

1. Labrador retriever

2. German shepherd

3. Golden retriever

4. Bulldog

5. Beagle

6. Yorkshire terrier

7. Poodle

8. Boxer

9. French bulldog

10 .Rottweiler

Llamas on the Loose!


Two loose llamas were captured in Phoenix– but not before they were trending on Twitter.A large, white llama and a smaller black llama ran through the streets during the lunch hour causing cars and golf carts to stop in their tracks.The llamas were part of a trio that was making a therapy visit to residents at an assisted living facility when they escaped.The llamas were trending on Twitter with even Senator John McCain tweeting about them.They were eventually lassoed an hour later and reunited with their owners.

Read more here!

This Day In History – February 26

1919

The Grand Canyon was established as a National Park

Thanks to the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon became 1,218,375 acres of one the most spectacular natural wonders of the world. It measures 18 miles across, over two hundred miles long, and is a mile down.

Go visit if you ever get a chance!

1993

A bomb exploded at the World Trade Center in New York.

A van packed with a 1,210-pound bomb exploded in the parking garage underneath the World Trade Center killed six people and injured more than 1,000.

If we only knew then what we know now. Damn it.

1998

A jury rejected an 11 million lawsuit by Texas cattlemen who claimed Oprah Winfrey’s televised comments about mad-cow disease caused the beef market to plummet and cost them millions of dollars.

1983

Michael Jackson’s Thriller hit #1 in the U.S.

The album spent a total of 37 weeks at number one.

and then lastly…

1932

Happy birthday to the one and only, Johnny Cash!

That is the best music video of all-time.

Rest in Peace, Mr. Man In Black

-Tyler Jackson

The Top 10 Things America WON’T Give Up

A new survey found the top things we’d give up if money got tight.  The top three are expensive jewelry . . . club and social memberships . . . and expensive purses.  The three things we WON’T get rid of are Internet service . . . cell phone service . . . and cable.

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This Day In History – February 25

1913

The 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified.

Welcome to the first days of the income tax.

2005

Dennis Rader was arrested for the BTK serial killings in Wichita

He would later plead guilty and was sentenced to 10 life prison terms.

and then lastly…

1922

Happy 93rd birthday to coach Tex Winter!

A basketball coach for 61 years, and the creator of the triangle offense, he was definitely a pioneer for the game!

He led Kstate to the 1958 & 1964 final fours, and then, he was hired by the bulls in 1989 to teach Michael Jordan the triangle offense. He won 6 championships with the bulls, and 3 additional championships with the LA lakers in the early 2000’s

Tex Winter Drive was just named for coach a couple of weeks ago.

Talk about a legend!

-Tyler Jackson