This Day In History – January 8

1815

U.S. forces led by General Andrew Jackson defeated the British in the Battle Of New Orleans, the closing battle in the War of 1812.

 

This battle is forever immortalized by Johnny Horton!

1994

Tonya Harding won the ladies’ U.S. Figure Skating Championship in Detroit. This came a day after Nancy Kerrigan dropped out because of a clubbing attack that injured her right knee.

The U.S. Figure Skating Association later took the title from Harding because of her involvement in the attack.

And, Harding won Silver in the 1994 Olympics, while Harding finished 8th. 

2011

Jared Lee Loughner attempted to assassinate Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords in Casas Adobes, Arizona, at a Safeway grocery store.

 

Six others were killed and 13 others were wounded, including Giffords.

Loughner was later arrested, convicted and sentenced to life in prison without parole

and then lastly…

1935

Happy 80th birthday to The King, Elvis Aaron Presley!

 

Greatest Of All-Time!

Here’s my favorite Elvis song!

 -Tyler Jackson

Most Stressful Jobs

According to a new study, the five most stressful jobs are firefighter, member of the military, general in the military, airline pilot, and police officer . . . and BROADCASTER came in seventh.  Finally, respect for radio personalities.  The LEAST stressful jobs are hair stylist, audiologist, university professor, medical records technician, and jeweler.

1.  Firefighter.

 

2.  Member of the military.

 

3.  General in the military.

 

4.  Airline pilot.

 

5.  Police officer.

 

6.  Actor.

 

7.  Broadcaster . . . you’re welcome, America.

 

8.  Event coordinator.

 

9.  Photojournalist.

 

10.  Newspaper reporter.

 

 

They also ranked the LEAST stressful jobs you can have.  That’s usually a combination of job security, a good hiring outlook, salary, and few physical demands or deadlines.  The top ten are . . .

 

 

1.  Hair stylist.

 

2.  Audiologist . . . which is someone who tests people’s hearing.

 

3.  University professor.  Specifically ones who have tenure.

 

4.  Medical records technician.

 

5.  Jeweler.

 

6.  Medical laboratory technician.

 

7.  Tailor.

 

8.  Dietician.

 

9.  Librarian.

 

10.  Forklift operator.

Read more here!

Want to Get Married? Here’s the Job You Need!

Someone’s chosen occupation can tell you a lot about the chances they’re single, married, divorced, or in some other relationship arrangement. Using Census data and data from the American Community Survey, Bloomberg Business Week charted marriage and divorce rates across occupations from from 1950 to 2010.

 

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This Day In History – January 7

1927

Trans-Atlantic telephone service began between London and NYC!

 

The cost: $75 for three minutes of speaking time.

1927

In Hinckley IL, the Harlem Globetrotters played their first game.

 

 They’re ALWAYS coming to a town near you! *Wink* *Wink*

1978

Johnny Paycheck went to number one with Take This Job and Shove It.

 For 37 years, this has been an anthem for a lot of people! 

and then lastly…

1999

President Bill Clinton went on trial before the Senate. It was only the second time in U.S. history that an impeached president had gone to trial.

 

Clinton was later acquitted of perjury and obstruction of justice charges.

I though he did have sexual relations with that woman afterall?

Hmmmm….

-Tyler Jackson

Mike Tyson wanted to beat up…WHO?!

There wasn’t a bigger sports star in the 90’s than Michael Jordan. 

There wasn’t a bigger name in the sport of boxing in the 90’s than Mike Tyson.

Well apparently, the biggest boxer of the 90’s wanted to beat up the greatest basketball player that’s ever lived!

That’s right, Mike Tyson once confronted Michael Jordan.

Why?

It was over Tyson’s ex-wife Robin Givens.

In a book by Tyson’s former friend/manager Rory Holloway, he recalled a time when the boxing star confronted NBA star Jordan over Givens in front of Don King, Chicago Bears player Richard Dent and coach Mike Ditka.

Holloway says the boxer stares across the table at MJ and said, “Hey man, you think I’m stupid? I know you f*cked with my b*tch.”

Holloway said “Jordan looked like he just seen a ghost.” 

Don King helped change the subject, and soon after, Jordon left.

Let’s be honest, If this beast was staring at you:

I’d be gone too!! 

-Tyler Jackson

19 Kids and Counting Controversy

The Duggar family- of “19 Kids and Counting” fame- is no stranger to controversy. And they’ve sparked it once again by giving their teenage son Jedidiah a 12-guage shotgun for Christmas.  So much so, that 185,000 people signed a petition to get the show cancelled.

 

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Virtual School Days are Now a Thing

Some schools are now having virtual school days when school is cancelled due to snow.One school district in New Jersey had students log in on school-provided laptops during a recent snow day.The students were able to ask teachers questions, work through assignments or jump into class discussions, even if they sometimes took breaks to shovel the walkways.

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