This Day In History – January 5

1925

Mrs. Nellie Taylor Ross was sworn in as the governor of Wyoming!

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Photo: archive.org

She was the first female governor in the U.S. 

1933

Construction on the Golden Gate Bridge began! 

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Photo: Telstar Logistics

Spanning the entrance to San Francisco Bay, with the Bay on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other, the Golden Gate Bridge was, and still is, an engineering marvel.  

It was completed in a little over four years! 

1960

The number one Billboard pop hit was El Paso by Marty Robbins.

1985 - George Strait took Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind to number one.

This song is THIRTY! Think about that. THIRTY!

This video is awesome, BTW:

1998 

Sonny Bono, formerly one-half of Sonny And Cher, died at the age of 62 from head injuries sustained in a skiing accident.

Sonny Bono, what a man!

-Tyler Jackson

Where the Bros Will be At

Florida-Georgia Line have announced their 2nd Annual “This Is How We Roll” Cruise for 2015, featuring performances from them, and many other bro-country acts in November 2015.

Wanna go?

 

Find out more here!

One lucky Penny!

A dog from Royal City, Washington is one lucky penny!

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Photo: KING-TV, Seattle

A seven month old Vizsla named Penny ran away from her owner’s office on December 19th. A semi-truck driver found her, picked her up and traveled with her across the country to Pittsburgh.  He dropped her off at an animal clinic where she was scanned her for a microchip, and it was then her owners were discovered.

The clinic found a nearby animal rescue group willing to pick up the dog and take her to Baltimore.

From Baltimore, Alaska Airlines then flew her home for free! She arrived at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Friday night, much to the delight of her owners!

THIS IS PROOF AS TO WHY YOU SHOULD MICROCHIP YOUR PETS! 

-Tyler Jackson

The First Internet Trend of 2015

Here’s the first stupid social media trend of the year.  People are posting videos where they suck down helium . . . then BURP.  So if all goes well, the burp is extremely high pitched.

Be warned: if you breathe in TOO much helium, you deprive your body of oxygen and could pass out, which is dangerous.  So, if you do decide to try it, BE CAREFUL!

 

Read more here!

Seven Tips for Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolutions

Check out seven tips for sticking to your New Year’s resolutions . . .

1.  Only make one resolution.  Don’t stretch yourself too thin by trying to change every little thing you think is wrong.  You have a better chance of sticking to a resolution when you focus on just ONE thing.

2.  Don’t pick a resolution you’ve failed at in the past.  If you make a resolution to go to the gym every day, year after year, and it NEVER happens, choose something else.  Continually re-doing a past resolution just sets you up for frustration and failure.

3.  Create mini goals.  Break your resolution into smaller steps, and make mini goals that you can celebrate along the way.

4.  Write down your achievements.  Keep a handwritten journal or track the progress you’ve made on your phone or computer.

5.  Treat yourself.  Give yourself a small reward whenever you reach a mini goal to keep yourself motivated.

6.  Get support.  Tell your friends and family about your goals . . . they can give you support when you’re thinking about giving up.

7.  Expect that you’ll slip up.  You’ll revert to your old habits from time to time, but treat it as a temporary setback rather than a reason to give up altogether.

Source: Wise Brothers

This Day In History – January 2

1872

Brigham Young, the 71-year-old leader of the Mormon Church, was arrested on a charge of bigamy.

He had 25 wives…!!!!

1935

Bruno Hauptmann went on trial in Flemington, New Jersey ,on charges of kidnapping and murdering the infant son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh.

In what was called the “Crime of the Century”, Hauptmann was later found guilty and executed.

1960

Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts announced his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination.

He would become the 34th President of the United States

1965

The New York Jets signed University of Alabama quarterback Joe Namath for a reported $400,000.

it was the richest NFL contract EVER!

I wonder how much of this money was “guaranteed“?

1974

President Richard M. Nixon signed a bill requiring all states to lower the maximum speed limit to 55 MPH.

The law was intended to conserve gasoline supplies during an embargo imposed by Arab oil-producing countries. Thankfully, federal speed limits were abolished in 1995.

Could you imagine going 55 down I-70?! Awful…

and then lastly…

1994

The newly-elected Republican mayor of New York City, Rudolph Giuliani, delivering his inaugural address, said, “On the second day of January of 1994, I dedicate my administration to you — the people of New York.”

…and that’s what he did!

-Tyler Jackson 

 

New Laws in 2015

It’s a new year, and that means new laws are going into effect for 2015!

Check out the complete list of new laws here!

 

And there are some really strange laws still in effect this year.  Check them out here.

Play-Doh Has to do Some Serious Damage Control…

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Play-Doh. It’s a childhood staple.  But a lot of parents are up-in-arms after Christmas this year when they realized that the “Sweet Shop Mountain Playset” included an apparatus that is oddly shaped just  like a male sex organ.  Many parents are complaining, and Hasboro- the company that makes Play-Doh- is having to do some serious back-tracking.  Read more here!