This Day In History – March 31

1889

The Eiffel Tower officially opened. 

It was named after architect Alexandre Gustave Eiffel

1906

The Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States was founded to set rules in amateur sports.

The organization became the National Collegiate Athletic Association in 1910

1918

For the first time in the U.S., Daylight Saving Time went into effect. 

1923

The first U.S. dance marathon was held in New York City

Alma Cummings set a new world record of 27 hours. 

1932

The Ford Motor Company debuted its V-8 engine. 

1940

LaGuardia Airport in New York officially opened to the public.

1993

Brandon Lee was killed accidentally while filming a movie. 

He died while filming The Crow

1999

Fabio was hit in the face by a bird during a promotional ride of a new roller coaster at the Busch Gardens theme park in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Fabio received a one-inch cut across his nose.

2004

Google announced that it would be introducing a free e-mail service called Gmail

and then lastly…

10 years ago today

2005

Terri Schiavo, the center of the most charged right-to-die dispute in US history, passed away.

She passed away 13 days after her feeding tube was removed

So tragic.

-Tyler Jackson

‘Vacation’ will be the top movie this summer!

Vacation, the reboot of the 1980s comedy franchise National Lampoon’s Vacation will hit theaters July 31.

Vacation stars Chris Hemsworth, Leslie Mann, Ed Helms, Christina Applegate and Charlie Day, with original castmembers Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo making cameos.

The movie picks up as Rusty Griswold (played by Helms), now grown, takes his own family on a vacation. Applegate plays Griswold’s wife, while Mann will portray Audrey Griswold, Rusty’s sister. Hemsworth will play Audrey’s husband, an up-and-coming anchorman named Stone Crandall.

Read more about it HERE! 

-Tyler Jackson

Mom Uses Facebook to Track Down and Apologize to a Family who her Daughters Offended..

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A mom in Alabama used Facebook to track down a family her daughters were rude to during a movie.

She dropped her daughters off to see “Cinderella” and when she went to pick them up her 16-year-old son said the girls were rude and obnoxious to a mother inside the theater.The woman told girls that her husband had just been laid off and it was the last time she would be taking her daughter to the movies for a while– they had ruined it.The woman posted a message on Facebook hoping to find the other woman. She offered to pay for her next trip out of her children’s allowance.

It worked.   She apologized for the way her daughters acted.

The post was shared by thousands of people.   Her husband has received job offers and others have offered to fund the next visit.

 

Read more here!

What Does a “Perfect Face” Look Like?

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Scientists and experts in facial mapping just finished a study to find the ideal male and female FACES.

They’re computer-generated images based on the features people consistently find most attractive, and they’re both perfectly symmetrical.

The male face kinda looks like a younger Dylan McDermott.  His face is slim, with a soft jaw line, medium-sized lips, a broad nose, fair skin, a hint of stubble, dark hair, and surprisingly thick eyebrows. The female face looks like a cross between Mila Kunis, Emma Stone, and Kim Kardashian.  She has full lips, a more narrow nose, bigger almond-shaped eyes, olive skin, and dark hair.

Read more here!

 

This Day In History – March 30

1855

About 5,000 Border Ruffians from western Missouri invaded the territory of Kansas and forced the election of a pro-slavery legislature.

It was the first election in Kansas. 

1939

The comic book Detective Comics #27 appeared on newstands.

This was the introduction of Batman! 

1964

Jeopardy! debuted on NBC!

1981

Ronald Reagan was shot and wounded in Washington, DC, by John W. Hinckley Jr.

Two police officers and Press Secretary James Brady were also wounded. 

1987

Vincent Van Gogh’s Sunflowers was bought for $39.85 million. 

Think about that…$39.85 million for a painting! 

and then lastly…

Three years ago

2012 

Mega Millions Lottery hit a world record lottery amount of $640 Million dollars!

46 – 23 – 38 – 4 – 2 – (Mega Ball) 23 were the winning numbers 

There were three tickets sold – one in Maryland, one in Illinois…and one in Kansas!

This drawing also featured the largest cash payout in lottery history – $474 Million! 

Some people have all the luck! 

-Tyler Jackson 

Wear Yellow For Seth

Seth Lane, a 5-year-old boy in the UK was born without an immune system, so he’s lived his entire life in a sterile environment (aka: a bubble). He’s posted this adorable video asking people to wear yellow and give him a shout out on social media today.

How cute is he??? Well, Seth, we’ve done just that. Hang in there, sweetie!!

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Forced to be Facebook Friends With Your Boss…Fine or Terrible?

The state of Arkansas was just considering a law that would FORCE employees to accept their boss’ Facebook Friend request. It actually PASSED in the House of Representatives, but the Senate killed it for being “way too invasive.”

Do you think bosses have a right to see what their employees are up to on Facebook or do the employees have a right to privacy?

This Day In History – March 27

1964

The Great Alaska Earthquake of 1964

A 9.2 magnitude earthquake hit 80 miles east of Anchorage, Alaska

This event killed 117 and producing a 50-foot tsunami that traveled over 8,000 miles.

1971

Janis Joplin started her second of two weeks at the top of the pop music charts with the hit, Me and Bobby McGee! 

1971

UCLA became the first team ever to win five consecutive NCAA basketball titles.

Coached by legend John Wooden, The Bruins defeated Villanova 68-62. 

1972

 Adolph Rupp of the the University of Kentucky retired after 42 years of coaching the Wildcats

Rupp won 874 games for Kentucky

1998

The magical blue little pill Viagra went on sale for the fist time!

It’s been saving marriages ever since!

2007

NFL owners voted to make instant replay a permanent officiating tool.

and then lastly…

It WILL be This Day In History in 119 years

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32nd recorded passage of Halley’s Comet

-Tyler Jackson