If you’ve ever wanted to see a giraffe give birth, now’s your chance! Animal Planet and the Dallas Zoo have partnered to live-stream Katie the Giraffe giving birth. According to the Dallas Zoo, Katie the Giraffe is “one of the friendliest, most charismatic of the zoo’s large herd,” and is due to give birth any day now. You can watch the stream here or even sign up for email or text message birth alerts and follow on Facebook or Twitter since you can’t just watch the live stream 24/7…or can you?
The Cullen-Harrison Act repealed the Volstead Act. The Cullen-Harrison Act legalized the sale of beer with an alcohol content of 3.2% beer and wine of similarly low alcohol content, thought to be too low to be intoxicating.
It became effective on April 7, 1933.
At the age of 23, Jack Nicklaus became the youngest golfer to win the Green Jacket at the Masters Tournament.
He would eventually win six Masters jackets!
John Wayne won his first and only Oscar for his role in True Grit.
He had been in over 200 films, but this was only his second Oscar nomination. He was nominated for Best Actor in Sands of Iwo-Jima in 1949
We hear lots of cool stories about people leaving huge tips at restaurants because the waiter or waitress was going through a tough time. Here’s someone who could have PRETENDED that’s what happened, but chose to be honest.
A waitress named Tessa Smith was cleaning off tables at a restaurant in Columbus, Georgia last Tuesday . . . and found an envelope with $1,300 in it. (We’re not sure how old she is, but she looks like she’s in her mid-20s.)
She’s a single mom, and she could definitely have used the money. But instead of keeping it or assuming it was an awesome tip, she told her manager, who posted something about it on the restaurant’s Facebook page.
It turned out it WAS a mistake. The people saw the Facebook post . . . came back the next morning to get the money . . . and gave Tessa a hundred bucks for being honest.But now she must be REALLY happy she didn’t keep the money. Because someone set up a page on GoFundMe.com to raise $1,300 for her. And as of last night, people had donated over sixteen hundred bucks.
Rumors are circulating that a woman named Sarah Thomas might be the NFL’s first full-time female official. She’s a 41-year-old mother of three. She’s worked Division 1 college football for the past seven years and in 2009 she was the first female to ever officiate a College Bowl Game. She also officiated some NFL preseason games last year. The NFL hasn’t confirmed her hire yet, but we’re really hoping it’s true!
Check out her profile on ESPN’s “Outside The Lines.”
Charlie Chaplin became the highest-paid film star in the world when he signed a contract with Mutual Film Corporation!
At the age of 26, he signed a contract for $675,000 a year!
Doing a little research, and thanks to the fine folks at USinflationcalculator.com – when adjusting $675,000 into 2015 money, at the cumulative rate of inflation at 2053.4%, that much money would be worth $14,535,536.70 today!
Capitol Tower, the home of Capitol Records in Hollywood, CA, wasdedicated.
The building was the first circular office tower designed in America.
It is 13 stories tall and 92 feet in diameter. At night, a light at the tip of the tower blinks the letters”H-O-L-L-Y-W-O-O-D” in Morse Code.
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Alabama’s album40 Hour Weekgrabbed thetop spot on theBillboardcountry chart.
The group had a number one album for each of the previous five years