This Day In History – January 27

1945

Soviet troops liberated the Nazi concentration camps Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland. 

 

Can you believe there’s people that deny this actually happened ??

Nearly FOUR MILLION people were massacred here, and why? Simply because of who they were born. 

This was one of the most tragic events the world has ever seen. Let this be a lesson, let this remind you that this is something we can never forget. To honor them, we can never let this happen again. 

1991

Super Bowl XXV

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The New York (Football) Giants beat the Buffalo Bill 20-19 in Tampa, Florida

Giants’ running back, Otis Anderson, was named the game’s MVP

1992

Former world boxing champion Mike Tyson went on trial for allegedly raping an 18-year-old contestant in the 1991 Miss Black America Contest.

 

He was convicted and sentenced to three years in an Indiana State Prison

Mike. Come on man…

and then lastly…

2010

The CEO of Apple – Steve Jobs – unveiled a brand new invention

 

This tablet personal computer was to be called the iPad

The man literally changed the world!

-Tyler Jackson

What is Your Net Worth?

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It’s time to think about your net worth – or, how much you really have to your name.

Here’s how you figure that out – think of every single thing you own and add up the cost. Then, subtract every single thing you owe and that’ll give you your net worth.

 

Here’s a breakdown by age group.

Under 35: 30th percentile -$0, 50th percentile – $6,682, 70th percentile – $33,477

35 – 44: 30th percentile – $4,058, 50th percentile – $35,000, 70th percentile – $128,430

45-54: 30th percentile – $12,175, 50th percentile – $84,542, 70th percentile – $218,708

55-64: 30th percentile – $39,057, 50th percentile – $1440,200, 70th percentile – $333,750

65+: 30th percentile – $68,783, 50th percentile – $171,135, 70th percentile – $344,870

Read more here!

Madden NFL 15 has predicted their Super Bowl winner!

According to Madden NFL 15, the New England Patriots will beat the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl on Sunday

Electronic Arts ran its simulation of Super Bowl XLIX in the popular video game and the Patriots edged out the Seahawks 28-24 on a game-winning touchdown pass from Tom Brady to Julian Edelman.

Brady was also named the game’s MVP, racking up 335 yards and four touchdowns.

Overall, Madden simulations have netted an 8-3 record in predicting the Super Bowl winner but was wrong last year when it picked the Denver Broncos over Seattle.

Read more about it HERE

-Tyler Jackson

Can’t Find “The One”? Well, Then, Marry Yourself!

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A 40-year-old woman in Houston married herself in a big wedding.

The woman wed herself at the Museum of African American Culture in a celebration which included multiple dress changes, many flowers and even a cake-cutting.

She says she decided to marry herself because she has yet to find a partner she’s ready to spend her life with, and she promised herself as a child that if she wasn’t married by the time she turned forty she would tie the knot solo.

Read more here!

This Day In History – January 26

1915

Rocky Mountain National Park, in Colorado, established!

 

Located northwest of Boulder, Rocky Mountain National Park encompasses 265,000 of some of the prettiest acreage you’ll ever see!

I love this place! Happy 100th birthday, sweetheart! 

1986

Super Bowl XX

The Chicago Bears beat the New England Patriots, 46-10 in New Orleans

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Who could ever forget this play?!

Bears defensive end, Richard Dent, was named MVP

1992

Super Bowl XXVI

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The Washington Redskins beat the Buffalo Bills, 37-24, in Minneapolis

Redskins quarterback, Mark Rypien, was named the game’s MVP

1997

Super Bowl XXXI

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The Green Bay Packers beat the New England Patriots, 35-21, in New Orleans

Packers kick returner, Desmond Howard, was named the game’s MVP

1998

President Clinton denied having an affair with a former White House intern, saying “I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.” 

Whatever, bro.

2003

Super Bowl XXXVII

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Oakland Raiders, 48-21 in San Diego

Tampa Bay’s safety, Dexter Jackson, was the game’s MVP.

and then lastly,

2010

It was announced that James Cameron’s movie Avatar had become the highest-grossing film worldwide.

We’re talking ALL-TIME! This bad boy brought in $2.8 BILLION! 

Great movie! 

-Tyler Jackson

Judge: Men Have Right To Pee Standing Up

We can’t believe this was even an issue, but a landlord in Germany refused to refund a man’s security deposit because he insisted on standing up to pee as opposed to sitting down, and some of the splashes from that ultimately led to damage of the marble tile around the toilet. So, the man sued the landlord and, rightfully so, the judge sided with the man.

You can read the ridiculousness here.

This Day In History – January 23

1907

Charles Curtis, from the Great State of Kansas, began serving in the United States Senate. He was the first American Indian to become a U.S.Senator

He resigned in March of 1929 to become U.S. President Herbert Hoover’s Vice President. 

1960

Bathysphere Trieste, crewed by Jacques Piccard and US Navy Lieutenant Don Walsh, reaches bottom of Pacific!

 

 

Trieste descended to a record depth of 35,820 feet in the Pacific Ocean. 

1971

Prospect Creek Camp, Alaska set the United States’ record for the coldest temperature ever recorded!

 

 It’s actual temp was… -80°F!! 

1973

U.S. President Nixon announced that an accord had been reached to end the Vietnam War.

 

This accord was called the Paris Peace Accord 

1985

O.J. Simpson became the first Heisman Trophy winner to be elected to pro football’s Hall of Fame in Canton, OH.

 

 

Was he also the first pro football hall of famer to get away with murder?!

and then lastly…

1986

First induction of Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame inductees were inducted!

 

Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, The Everly Bros, B Holly, J L Lewis…

…and of course, Elvis Presley!

-Tyler Jackson