This Day In History – August 7

1882 - The famous feud between the Hatfields and McCoys broke out!

The Hatfields were a family from southern West Virginia and the McCoys were from Eastern Kentucky. By the time the feud ended, about 100 men, women and children had either been killed or wounded.

And you though your family feuded like the Hatfields & McCoys! 


Patsy Cline reached number one with I Fall to Pieces!

That’s one of the best country songs of all-time!


Phillipe Petit of France, became the first tightrope walker to cross from one skyscraper to another, as he walked on a rope for 1,350 feet – between the span of the two towers of the World Trade Center in New York City!


Crazy man! That’s just crazy, man!


An escape artist named Bill Shirk escaped from a straightjacket in 22-and-a-half seconds in Indianapolis!

Not too bad, right? Well, when you consider he was dangling 1,610 feet in the air, suspended from a helicopter, I don’t think that was too bad at all!!


Garth Brooks performed a free concert aired on HBO from New York City’s Central Park!

The crowd was reported to have as many as 750,000 people! 

Be sure to get your very own video tape of the show!

and then lastly…


Barry Bonds hit his 756th home run to become Major League Baseball’s all-time home run leader! He beat the previous home run record set by Hank Aaron in 1976.

Despite his success, baseball fans were skeptical of his record amid rumors of steroid use…

Because of that, it’s Hank & Babe’s list, in my opinion.

-Tyler Jackson

Woman Find Out Her Husband is Her Brother!


A woman in Brazil went in search of her long-lost mother and found out she has unknowingly married her own brother.The 39-year-old woman and 37-year-old man have been together for seven years and have a six-year-old daughter together.The couple spent their lives trying to find their respective mothers, who were both called Maria, and had both abandoned their children when they were still babies.After a long search she found out this week that her mom and her husband’s mom is the same woman.Despite the news, the two plan to stay together ….  only death will separate them.

Read more here!

Finally! Justin Bieber is useful!

Normally when you see or hear a story about the Biebs…it doesn’t end well.  But this time, well…we finally found something useful about Justin Bieber.

A 42 year old Russian man was attacked by a bear.  Suddenly…his cellphone rang.  His ringtone?  The song “Baby” by…you guessed it!  The noise frightened the bear, which then ran back into the forest.

I know, I found it surprising also.

A 42 year old man with a Justin Bieber ringtone???

Carrie and Brad to host 2014 CMA’s

The old adage goes…”if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”.  And apparently, the Country Music Association has taken that advice to heart.

The CMA announced today that Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will once again co-host the awards show, which will air on November 5th.  This will mark the seventh consecutive year that the duo has emceed one of country music’s biggest nights.

On Tuesday night’s telecast of “The CMT Music Festival: Country’s night to Rock”, the pair squared off in a mock game show of CMA Awards trivia.  Carrie won easily, although it did seem like Brad wasn’t all that worked up about winning.

Although he did accuse Little Big Town of “feeding her the questions” earlier.

Kansas State is One of the Happiest Schools in America! (Duh!)

We already knew this, but Kansas State has made the Princeton Review list as one of the “Happiest Colleges in America”!  The study is based on everything from the classes to the campus to food and activities to financial aid, and Kansas State University is in the Top 10!

  1. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.
  2. Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, Calif.
  3. Clemson University, Clemson, S.C.
  4. Tulane University, New Orleans, La.
  5. Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
  6. Rice University, Houston, Tex.
  7. Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
  8. Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine
  9. Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
  10. Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Mich.


Read more here!

This Day In History – August 6


Happy birthday to the “sandwich”!

John Montagu, the Fourth Earl of Sandwich, decided he didn’t want to leave his card game to get a bite to eat.  He told his servant to put some roast beef on two slices of toasted bread, thus creating the tasty treat that bears his name.

So you’re saying laziness started one of modern-day America’s favorite things? AWESOME! I love sammiches!


Nearly 100,000 people died and at least 70,000 more were injured as the B-29 bomber Enola Gay dropped the first non-test nuclear weapon the world ever saw on Hiroshima, Japan.


The bomb exploded at 58 seconds past 8:15 a.m. and leveled every structure within a radius of five miles.

Another nuclear bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, Japan three days later, and then on September 2, Japan surrendered unconditionally. That ended World War II.


Ray Parker Jr. had the number one song in the land with Ghostbusters!

Great song, but was it a scam? Sure it was! Shortly after this came out, Huey Lewis successfully sued, saying it sounded too much like his song, I Want A New Drug.

Well, it does


Timothy Dalton became the fourth actor to be named James Bond!


Arnold Schwarzenegger announced he was running for Governor of the state of California on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno!

Hey, this guy has class-act politician written all over him!

and then lastly…


A helicopter containing members of Navy SEAL 6 is shot down in Afghanistan. It is considered the worst loss of U.S. Military life in a single incident in the Afghanistan campaign

Out of the 38 people killed, 15 were from the Naval Special Warfare Development Group‘s Gold Squadron Team 6, the group that had recently killed Osama Bin Laden.

Was this revenge?

Either way, rest in peace to these souls!

-Tyler Jackson

Hooters Kid: Cute? Or Parenting Fail?


A British woman dressed up her 4 year old as a Hooter’s waitress for a beauty pageant.  And, naturally, parents are up-in-arms, and are saying that it’s inappropriate to dress a child in that manner.  Read more about the “Hooter’s Kid” here!

Best. Catfight. Ever.

Two Pennsylvania women attacked each other with stuffed deer heads! (Yeah, you read that right!)Cops said they aren’t sure what the women were arguing about but it turned violent.One of the women was hit with an antler and suffered a minor injury.Both were charged with simple assault.Read more of what went down here!

Keith Urban plays tour guide in Nashville

“American Idol” auditions were being held in Nashville starting yesterday, which meant that Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick Jr were in town.  And fellow judge Keith Urban couldn’t resist showing his panel-mates around town…after all, Nashville is the Country Music capital of the world.

Though their time was limited, Keith was happy to give Harry and J-Lo the scoop on his favorite Music City hotspots…including the Country Music Hall of Fame.

“It’s been really nice,” Keith said Monday before getting back to the auditions. “Yesterday and today’s been great. I love people seeing Nashville right now. It’s just humming and buzzing right now. It’s really, really fun. ”