This Day In History – September 18

Real Far Back in the day

A race was held between a horse and a locomotive! 

Tom Thumb, the first locomotive built in America, legit raced a horse. It was a 9 mile long race, and it took place between  between Riley’s Tavern and Baltimore. This should’ve been an easy victory for the train, right? It’s common sense

Tom Thumb…lost! He sprung a leak! Had a leaky boiler and had to shut ‘er down.

You should’ve bet on the horse!

It was common sense…


Daniel David Palmer gave the world’s first chiropractic adjustment in Davenport, Iowa!

Davenport, Iowa is now the home of Palmer Chiropractic College!


Garth Brooks had the number one album on the pop charts with In Pieces!

In Pieces debuted at #1 in the U.S. on both the Billboard Hot 200 and Country LP charts. The album has sold over 8 million copies.

also that same day in 1993

Garth Brooks took Ain’t Going Down (‘Til The Sun Comes Up) to number one!

And then lastly…


Britney Spears and Kevin Federline were married!

They were divorced in 2006. 

We all didn’t see that coming! Apparently we didn’t use common sense…

-Tyler Jackson

The New Shaming Trend-Mannerless Airline Passengers

Ever had the passenger next to you on a plane take off their shoes revealing super stinky feet? Or maybe even strip almost naked? There can definitely be a lack of manners on commercial flights these days, but some fed up travelers and flight attendants are taking action by shaming the unruly flyers on certain social media and the website Read the full story here!

What’s your worst travel story?

This Day In History – September 17


The Constitution of the United States of America was signed by delegates from twelve states at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, PA.

Did you know — The U.S. Constitution is the world’s oldest working Constitution??

1920 - The American Professional Football Association was formed in Canton, Ohio!

Two years later, the American Professional Football Association changed their name to the National Football League, and now Canton, Ohio is the home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


Reba made her first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry!

Here she is performing live back in the day:

and then lastly…


Vanessa Williams, Miss New York, was crowned Miss America! 

She was the first black woman in the 62-year history of the Miss America Pageant to win the coveted title. Williams relinquished her crown during her reign when nude pictures of her were published in Penthouse magazine.

But, she would go on to become a pretty good singer

And a good actress!

See! I told you Penthouse is good for the community! 

-Tyler Jackson

Are you a 1%’er? Here’s a new “Facebook” just for you!

Are you a 1%’er? Are you tired of having lowly people make dumb comments on your Facebook page when you’re trying to discuss the finer things in life: tennis, jets, wine, 10,000 square foot homes? If this sounds about right, then there’s a new “Facebook” just for you: Welcome to the Netropolitan Club!  They coin themselves as The World’s Most Exclusive Online Community, and with that, there’s a hefty fee: It’s $9,000 to join, and $3,000 a year, every year after that. Wanna join? Here ya go. Wanna read more? Here ya go. Wanna be even kooler than that? Here ya go.

-Tyler Jackson

This Day In History – September 16


Happy Birthday to General Motors!

Founded by William Crapo ‘Billy’ Durant, this was beginning of the auto-manufacturing company that would go on to build the likes of Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, Buick, Cadillac & Pontiac!


The Andy Griffith Show was seen for the final time on CBS-TV.

Here’s Barney saying goodbye:

Don’t be too sad though, you can still visit Mayberry through syndication


The Cheers spin-off Frasier debuted on NBC!

and then lastly…


Tim McGraw kicked off a five-week stay at number one with I Like It, I Love It! 

Just look at them good ole days!!

-Tyler Jackson

And the Most Caffiene Addicted Profession Is…


Research has shown that people with certain jobs are more likely to have a caffeine addiction than others. (We can attest to that!!!)

Here are the top 10 coffee addiction occupations:

1. Journalists and media staff

2. Police officers

3. Teachers

4. Plumbers and trade workers

5. Nurses and medical staff

6. Company executives

7. Telesales

8. IT technical support

9. Retail staff

10. Drivers

Read more here!