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

Forget About the “Duck Face”- It’s Now All About the “Surpise Face” Selfie!

he “duck face” selfie is OUT.  The new way people are taking selfies is with a “surprise face” . . . where your eyes and mouth are open wide, like you just heard something shocking.  The big advantage of the surprise face is that it’s way more FLATTERING . . . it makes your eyes and lips look better, smoothes out wrinkles, and makes your face look thinner.

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Read more here!

This Day In History – January 22

1973

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down state laws that had been restricting abortions during the first six months of pregnancy.

 

 

The case, Roe vs. Wade, legalized abortion.

1984

Super Bowl XVIII

The LA Raiders beat the Washington Redskins, 38-9 in Tampa!

The game’s MVP was Raiders running back Marcus Allen!

Who could forget this run??

1997

The U.S. Senate confirmed Madeleine Albright as the first female secretary of state.

 

Brilliant woman! These days, she’s a professor at Georgetown.

and then lastly…

2010

Conan O’Brien’s last Tonight Show episode after a big controversy over the Tonight Show timeslot

This killed my opinion of Jay Leno.

-Tyler Jackson

Would YOU pay to attend a stranger’s wedding?

A couple is auctioning off spots at their Las Vegas wedding to help them pay for the nuptials.

They realized that traveling to Vegas for the wedding was getting expensive so they came up with a plan.

They have 6 open spots for strangers to come to their wedding – all they have to do is bid on the seat and the highest bidders get to go. Bidding starts at $200 a seat and goes up from there.

Winners have to pay their own airfare but they can take advantage of the open bar. They’ll not only get to enjoy all the celebrations of the wedding, but they can take part in the all-day party festivities that are happening the next day.

No word on whether anyone has bought a spot yet. You can read more HERE!

Here’s an idea (and this is my opinion)…

-Get married for $50ish at the courthouse

-Save money

-Honeymoon in Vegas

OR

-Stay dating 

-Save money

-Eventually get married in Vegas! 

Damn moochers!

-Tyler Jackson

This Day In History – January 21

1994

A jury in Manassas, VA, acquitted Lorena Bobbitt by reason of temporary insanity of maliciously wounding her husband John Wayne.

 

 

She accused him of sexually assaulting her, so she destroyed his manhood! 

1999

The U.S. Coast Guard intercepted a ship headed for Houston, TX, that had over 9,500 pounds of cocaine aboard. That’s nearly five tons! 

It was one of the largest drug busts in U.S. history…about $186 million dollars worth! 

2002

In London, a 17th century book by Capt. John Smith, founder of the English settlement at Jamestown, was sold at auction for $48,800.

The Generall Historie of Virginia, New England and the Summer Isles was published in 1632.

-Tyler Jackson