This Day In History – August 8

1975

Hank Williams, Jr. fell about 500 feet down a mountain in Montana!

Sporting his new look – sunglasses and a thick beard, and after two years of surgeries, he returned to music…

And was cooler than ever!!

1974

President Richard Nixon announced in a national broadcast address that he would resign his office at noon the following day.

His decision to resign came in the wake of new revelations connected to the Watergate scandal. Nixon said he “deeply regretted” any injuries he had caused, and said that some of his judgement had been wrong.

This makes Forrest Gump sad!

1992

The US Olympic Men’s Basketball Team, the Dream Team, defeated Croatia 117-85 to win the gold medal!

Nice win, but…

How did they let Croatia score 85 points of them?!

Ridiculous!!!

And then lastly,

…all good things must come to an end (apparently)…

2001

Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman divorced after 11 years of marriage!

I think she’s better off! 

-Tyler Jackson

Drunk Wife Makes “Grilled Cheeses”

A man heard his wife coming home in the middle of the night and recorded her “making grilled cheeses” by melting string cheese over a plateful of goldfish crackers while swigging wine and insisting she’s not drunk.

This Day In History – August 7

1882 - The famous feud between the Hatfields and McCoys broke out!

The Hatfields were a family from southern West Virginia and the McCoys were from Eastern Kentucky. By the time the feud ended, about 100 men, women and children had either been killed or wounded.

And you though your family feuded like the Hatfields & McCoys! 

1961 

Patsy Cline reached number one with I Fall to Pieces!

That’s one of the best country songs of all-time!

1974

Phillipe Petit of France, became the first tightrope walker to cross from one skyscraper to another, as he walked on a rope for 1,350 feet – between the span of the two towers of the World Trade Center in New York City!

 

Crazy man! That’s just crazy, man!

1977

An escape artist named Bill Shirk escaped from a straightjacket in 22-and-a-half seconds in Indianapolis!

Not too bad, right? Well, when you consider he was dangling 1,610 feet in the air, suspended from a helicopter, I don’t think that was too bad at all!!

1997 

Garth Brooks performed a free concert aired on HBO from New York City’s Central Park!

The crowd was reported to have as many as 750,000 people! 

Be sure to get your very own video tape of the show!

and then lastly…

2007 

Barry Bonds hit his 756th home run to become Major League Baseball’s all-time home run leader! He beat the previous home run record set by Hank Aaron in 1976.

Despite his success, baseball fans were skeptical of his record amid rumors of steroid use…

Because of that, it’s Hank & Babe’s list, in my opinion.

-Tyler Jackson

Woman Find Out Her Husband is Her Brother!

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A woman in Brazil went in search of her long-lost mother and found out she has unknowingly married her own brother.The 39-year-old woman and 37-year-old man have been together for seven years and have a six-year-old daughter together.The couple spent their lives trying to find their respective mothers, who were both called Maria, and had both abandoned their children when they were still babies.After a long search she found out this week that her mom and her husband’s mom is the same woman.Despite the news, the two plan to stay together ….  only death will separate them.

Read more here!

Finally! Justin Bieber is useful!

Normally when you see or hear a story about the Biebs…it doesn’t end well.  But this time, well…we finally found something useful about Justin Bieber.

A 42 year old Russian man was attacked by a bear.  Suddenly…his cellphone rang.  His ringtone?  The song “Baby” by…you guessed it!  The noise frightened the bear, which then ran back into the forest.

I know, I found it surprising also.

A 42 year old man with a Justin Bieber ringtone???

Carrie and Brad to host 2014 CMA’s

The old adage goes…”if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”.  And apparently, the Country Music Association has taken that advice to heart.

The CMA announced today that Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will once again co-host the awards show, which will air on November 5th.  This will mark the seventh consecutive year that the duo has emceed one of country music’s biggest nights.

On Tuesday night’s telecast of “The CMT Music Festival: Country’s night to Rock”, the pair squared off in a mock game show of CMA Awards trivia.  Carrie won easily, although it did seem like Brad wasn’t all that worked up about winning.

Although he did accuse Little Big Town of “feeding her the questions” earlier.

Kansas State is One of the Happiest Schools in America! (Duh!)

We already knew this, but Kansas State has made the Princeton Review list as one of the “Happiest Colleges in America”!  The study is based on everything from the classes to the campus to food and activities to financial aid, and Kansas State University is in the Top 10!

  1. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.
  2. Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, Calif.
  3. Clemson University, Clemson, S.C.
  4. Tulane University, New Orleans, La.
  5. Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
  6. Rice University, Houston, Tex.
  7. Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
  8. Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine
  9. Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
  10. Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Mich.

 

Read more here!