This Day In History – June 13

1920

The US Postal Service ruled children may not be sent by parcel post.

What?! What an awful rule!!

Welp, I guess that’s why I didn’t get my fresh shipment of baby this week…

 1966

The Supreme Court came out with their “Miranda” decision which says that criminal suspects had to be informed of their rights before being questioned by police.

 

If you don’t “know your rights” when you get arrested, you are dumb! You are SO dumb! 

1995

Ty Herndon was arrested on charges of indecent exposure and drug possession - less than two hours before he was scheduled to give a concert at a police convention in Texas. Yikes!

I wonder if he knew his rights when they arrested him?! Did they read him his rights?!

 BTW, this was a great, great song from Ty! 

2006

Sugarland picked up a gold single for “Just Might (Make Me Believe).”

That’s definitely one of their better songs!

and then lastly…

2004

Dolly Parton‘s “I Will Always Love You” was ranked number one on CMT’s 100 Greatest Love Songs countdown!

That’s a good song, but this here is my favorite country music love song!

Oh ya! Happy Birthday to Megan’s husband, JB! Talk about one cool dude!! Thank you for you service, sir!

Photo: Happy Birthday to the best person to have ever happen to me! I thank God everyday for having you in my life. You truly are my best friend and my most favorite person on the planet! JB Vaughan I love and admire and respect you so much, and I can't wait to see what happens next!!! You're the best!

-Tyler Jackson

Miranda scores first-ever number one debut

Congratulations to Miranda Lambert!  Her new album “Platinum”, released last Tuesday, sold nearly 180,000 copies in it’s first week out.  That earns it the #1 spot on this week’s Billboard Top 200 chart…the first time Miranda has enjoyed that top spot.  Miranda also becomes just the 11th female in history to snare the #1 album slot.

Read all about her amazing accomplishments here!

This Day In History – June 12

1981

Raiders of the Lost Ark opened in theaters!

1987

President Reagan publicly challenged Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.

But wait, Ron! Where would David Hasselhoff then perform??

 1991

The Chicago Bulls won their first NBA championship. The Bulls beat the Los Angeles Lakers four games to one.

The game of basketball was at it’s best, in the 90′s, when Jordan and the Bulls were tearing it up. I mean, things were so good, everyone wanted to be:

 and then lastly…

1994

Nicole Brown Simpson, the estranged wife of O.J. Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman ,were murdered outside her home in Los Angeles.

OJ, of course, then gets charged, has the Trial Of The Century, and wins.

HE DID IT! HOW DID HE NOT DO IT? IT’S ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS TO THINK THAT ORENTHAL JAMES SIMPSON DIDN’T MURDER HIS SOON-TO-BE EX WIFE AND HER FRIEND! I DON’T CARE IF THE DAMN GLOVE DIDN’T FIT! ALL OF THE EVIDENCE AND CIRCUMSTANCES SHOW THAT HE DID IT! HOW DID HE GET AWAY WITH IT? OH WAIT, HE ACTUALLY DIDN’T! HE LOST IN CIVIL COURT, LOST IT ALL, TRIED TO STEAL IT BACK, AND IS NOW IN PRISON! #KARMA!

This was wildly entertaining and intriguing though, ya know, in a Hard Copy/Court TV kinda way:

Oh ya!

Happy 90th Birthday to President George H.W. Bush! 

-Tyler Jackson

So who caught George Strait’s last “tour hat”?

At the end of his show last Saturday night, George Strait thanked all the fans in attendance.  He then looked at someone off-stage, pointed at his hat…

…and gave it a “big ole fling”!

So, what lucky fan caught this most prized possession?  Dallas Stars’ hockey player Vernon Fiddler.  (Seriously, folks…I can’t make stuff like that up)!

What does Fiddler plan to do with that black Resistol?  Find out here!

This Day In History – June 11

1964

50 years ago today, Manfred Mann recorded Do Wah Diddy Diddy Dum Diddy Do! It’s hard to be in a bad mood when you’re jamming to this bad boy!

 1982 

The Steven Spielberg movie ET: the Extra-Terrestrial opened in theaters nationwide! This movie launched Drew Barrymore’s career and also sold tons of packages of Reese’s Pieces.

“ET, Phone home!”

 

1994

Brooks & Dunn topped the country chart with “That Ain’t No Way to Go.”

This is my all-time favorite B&D song!

and then lastly…

This one was close to home!

2008

Manhattan, Kansas got struck by an EF-4 tornado!

Even though over a hundred homes and business got destroyed, the most miraculous part to our story is…not one single death was reported! That’s a fantastic statistic!

You’ve gotta check out these amazing videos

Personally speaking, I was very lucky! At the time, I was living at the University Gardens Apartments, at Anderson Ave & Garden Way – that’s just Wildcat Creek away from Little Apple Toyota & Midas, which took a direct hit. The craziest part? A buddy of mine & I was actually standing outside when the tornado came through! How dumb! I’ll never forget the sideways-rain, and the bright green sky as transformers blew. The next morning, there was pieces of insulation, sheet metal and other debris in our yard. Pretty wild!

-Tyler Jackson