This Day In History – March 26

1953

Dr. Jonas Salk announced a new vaccine that would prevent poliomyelitis. 

1997

39 members of the Heaven’s Gate cult committed suicide by drinking some magic juice in a mansion in Rancho Santa Fe, California

The group, led by Marshall Applewood, had drank the kool-aid, thinking that they would be picked up by a spaceship following behind Hale-Bopp comet. 

1999

Dr. Jack Kevorkian was convicted of second-degree murder in Michigan for giving a terminally ill man a lethal injection

He put it all on videotape on September 17, 1998 for 60 Minutes. 

2000

The Kingdome in Seattle, the former home to the Seattle Seahawks & Mariners, was imploded!

on the same day in 2000

Vladimir Putin was elected president in Russia

and then lastly…

Happy Birthday to our ole friend Kenny Chesney! 

 Be sure to win tickets from us for his Arrowhead Stadium show with Jason Aldean on August 1! 

 -Tyler Jackson

This Day In History – March 25

1954

RCA made it’s first color TV set!

These TV sets were 12½” tall, and sold for $1,000!

1967

The Turtles had the number one song in the land with Happy Together!

1971

Tom Jones went gold with his single, She’s A Lady! 

This song can stay stuck in your head for days!!

1995

Mike Tyson was released from jail after serving 3 years.

2013

Tiger Woods returns to his world number one ranking!

Come on Tiger, you can do it again! 

and then lastly…

1947

Happy Birthday to Reginald Kenneth Dwight!

…I mean, Happy Birthday to Elton John!

-Tyler Jackson

 

Man Has an Underwhelming Reaction to Fatherhood


A Nashville woman named Kelsey Cocklin found out she was pregnant and decided to tell her husband, Jordan, the big news in a creative way.Since he is a craft beer lover, she decided to surprise him through beer bottles.
However, the big reveal didn’t go exactly as planned. Her husband is first caught off guard, then gives a hilariously awkward reaction that probably wasn’t what she was going for.

Later, he assured BuzzFeed News he is VERY excited about being a dad.

He said his awkward reaction was one of total shock, not disappointment.

Guy Lost 270 LBS And Now People Are Helping Him Lose The Extra Skin

Here’s some feel-good for your day. A 22-year-old guy in Brooklyn has worked really hard to lose 270 lbs over the last six years, but now, because of the extreme weight loss, he’s left with a lot of extra skin. He’s alright with it though as he posted a video on YouTube about loving your body and yourself no matter what.

It’s garnered so much attention, however, that someone started a Go Fund Me page for him and it’s already raised over $56,000 for him to have surgery to remove the excess skin. How awesome is that??

Check out the full story for yourself here and here’s his GoFundMe page if you’d like to take a look and maybe even donate!

This Day In History – March 24

1958

Elvis Presley reported to local draft board in Memphis, TN.  

Fun Fact: While Elvis served in the Army, the United States lost an estimated $500,000 in lost taxes each year that he was in the service! 

1989

The Exxon Valdez, a supertanker loaded with 1,264,155 barrels of North Slope crude oil, ran aground on Bligh Reef in Prince William Sound, Alaska.

The 11.2 million gallons of oil spilled into the sea damaged up to fifteen hundred miles of shoreline. 300,000 birds were killed, 2,650 sea otters in Prince William Sound were killed. The spill was damaging to the south central Alaska’s fisheries, including the desecration of the local Herring population. (The Herring is a staple to 40 different native species, including the bald eagles, brown bears, seals, humpback whales and tufted puffins). Beyond animals, the local population suffered economic, social and psychological consequences that exist to this day. Some people don’t think the area will ever recover from this. 

and then lastly…

1976

Happy Birthday to Peyton Manning! 

I wonder where he’s going to celebrate?

Omaha?!

-Tyler Jackson

This Guy REALLY Loves His Job…

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A 100-year-old man in Wyoming still works six days a week at a car dealership. He sold his first vehicle in 1949 when gas was 17 cents.

The man said work is part of what keeps him healthy, compared to sitting around and watching TV.

He has no plans to retire.

Read more here!

Mom Forces Daughter to Get Ears Pierced

Video shows a pushy Chicago mom at an ear piercing shop, putting the little girl in a choke-hold.

The piercer, whose name is Pretty Ricky, posted the video with this description, “This lil girl nearly lost her dammm mind when I was trying to Pierce her ears…”On the video, the girl pleads with the piercer to stop as her mom is heard saying, “You stay just like that.  You put your hand up there and I’m going to punch you…”Her mom then says, “He is a professional,” and promises she can file a lawsuit if the piercer hurts the girl. The girl says, “But, it’s going to hurt,” and her mom responds, “Me beating your ass with my fist will hurt worse. I thought so, lets get this over with.”The piercer does the job as the girl sobs and her mother keeps her in the chokehold, and her mom says, “Now she feels stupid as hell. That didn’t hurt at all, right?…”Some are saying the mother went too far.

This Day In History – March 23

1985

Billy Joel married supermodel Christie Brinkley in private ceremonies held in New York City

They got divorced Aug 25, 1994

1990

Exxon Valdez Captain Joseph Hazelwood was ordered to help clean up Prince William Sound and pay $50,000 in restitution for the 1989 oil spill.

It was almost a year-to-the-day after it happened

1994

Wayne Gretzky broke Gordie Howe‘s National Hockey League career record with his 802nd goal!

and then lastly…

1998

The movie Titanic won 11 Oscars at the Academy Awards.

GREAT movie! 

-Tyler Jackson