This Day In History – February 13

1866

Jesse James, Cole Younger and 13 other Confederate guerrillas committed their first bank robbery in Liberty, Mo.

In-fact, this was the first recorded daylight bank robbery in the United States. They left with $60,000 in gold and silver coins, paper money, and government securities.

1935

In Flemington, New Jersey, a jury found Bruno Richard Hauptmann guilty of the kidnapping and death of the infant son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh in the trial of the Crime Of The Century

Hauptmann was later executed for the crimes.

2000

Charles M. Schulz’s last original Sunday Peanuts comic strip appeared in newspapers.

Schulz had died the day before.

and then lastly…

2011

Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now won Song Of The Year & Record Of The Year at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards!

-Tyler Jackson

Here’s a Way to Celebrate Valentine’s Day!

For $500, Machine Guns Vegas lets people gun down their wedding or relationship memorabilia with their wedding party.

The shooting range got the idea a year ago when a woman walked in with her wedding dress saying she wanted to shoot the dress.

Read more here.

Bakery Owner Saves 3 Year-Old Kidnap Victim

Such an amazing story, an owner of a struggling bakery received an Amber Alert on her phone, looked outside and saw a black SUV matching the kidnapper’s vehicle and a little girl in the back seat matching the kidnapping victim’s description. The owner then ran outside and saved the little girl. Now people have come from all over the state to express their gratitude and it looks like the bakery will be able to remain open! Get some tissues and read the full story here.

The 18 Most Romantic Movie Moments of All Time

E! Online has put together a list of the 18 Most Romantic Movie Moments Ever. Agree or disagree with them, there are definitely some great ones on the list.

1.  Jack teaches Rose how to fly, in “Titanic”.

2.  Harry tells Sally all the things he loves about her, in “When Harry Met Sally”.

3.  Noah and Allie kiss in the rain, in “The Notebook”.

4.  Juno fills Paulie’s mailbox with orange Tic Tacs, in “Juno”.

5.  Lloyd serenades Diana with a boom box playing Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes”, in “Say Anything”.

6.  Rick tells Ilsa to get on the plane, in “Casablanca”.

7.  Buttercup learns that “As you wish” means “I love you”, in “The Princess Bride”.

8.  Robbie writes and performs a song for Julia, in “The Wedding Singer”.

9.  Carl sees that his late wife’s “adventure” was her life with him, in “Up!”

10.  Sam and Annie see each other at the top of the Empire State Building, in “Sleepless in Seattle”.

11.  Langdon helps Jamie with her wish list, in “A Walk to Remember”.

12.  The spaghetti-eating scene, in “Lady and the Tramp”.

13.  Anna shows William she’s just a normal person in love, in “Notting Hill”.

14.  Mark buys Bridget a new diary, in “Bridget Jones’ Diary”.

15.  Peter confesses his love for newlywed Juliet, even though they can never be together, in “Love Actually”.

16.  Kathleen discovers her anonymous online love is Joe, in “You’ve Got Mail”.

17.  The pottery scene, in “Ghost”.

18.  The “love at first sight” moment, in “Romeo + Juliet”.

 

Source: E! Online

This Day In History – February 12

1809

In a log cabin in Hodgenville, Kentucky, the future 16th President of the US was born!

Happy Birthday to Abraham Lincoln! 

He was one of the best Presidents the United States will ever know

1999

President Clinton was acquitted by the U.S. Senate on two impeachment articles.

The charges were perjury and obstruction of justice.

Because “he did have sexual relations with that woman!”

and then lastly…

2004

Mattel announced that Barbie and Ken were breaking up.

The dolls had met on the set of their first television commercial together in 1961.

What a waste! How could they let each other go after 43 years?!

So sad…

-Tyler Jackson

This Day In History – February 11

1987

North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith got his 600th career coaching win as the Tar Heels defeated Wake Forest 94-85. At the time, Smith had 600 wins and 173 losses in his 26-year coaching career.

Dean Smith, a prominent Kansas native from Emporia, just passed away on February 7, 2015

1990

Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s leading antiapartheid figure, was freed after 27 years in prison. He lead a revolt against the white minority government after the massacre of peaceful black demonstrators had taken place.

Mandela assumed the forefront of the African black struggle after his release from prison, until he passed away in 2014.

1990

In Tokyo, Japan, “Buster” Douglas knocked out Mike Tyson in the tenth round to win the heavyweight championship.

Buster Douglas was a 35-1 underdog!

2000

The Beach, starring Leonardo Dicaprio, opened up in theatres!

If you’ve never seen this…it’s highly recommended!!! 

2002

The six stars on Friends signed a deal for $24 million each for the ninth and final season of the series.

Just remember the re-runs…they’ll always Be There For You

and then lastly…

2006

Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot and wounded Harry Whittington during a weekend quail-hunting trip in Texas.

Conspiracy?

-Tyler Jackson

The Greatest Love Letter of All Time

Johnny Cash’s note to wife June — on her 65th birthday– has been voted greatest love letter of all time… in a new Valentine’s Day poll.

In it he wrote, ‘We got old and got used to each other. We think alike. We read each others [sic] minds. We know what the other wants without asking. Sometimes we irritate each other a little bit. Maybe sometimes we take each other for granted.

‘But once in a while, like today, I meditate on it and realize how lucky I am to share my life with the greatest woman I ever met.

‘You still fascinate and inspire me. You influence me for the better. You’re the object of my deskre, the #1 Earthly reason for my existence. I love you very much.’

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