This Day In History – June 19

1978

Happy birthday to Garfield

41 newspapers throughout the United States were the lucky first-time readers of the brand-new Garfield comic strip created by talented cartoonist, Jim Davis

There are now over 220 million folks who read Garfield every day in over 2500 newspapers worldwide.

1989

Batman premiered!

and then lastly…

One year ago

2014

The US Patent and Trademark office has canceled trademarks of the Washington Redskins, ruling that the name and trademarks are ‘offensive to Native Americans’

Althought nothing has really happened just yet, the team has been under pressure for years to change it’s name. Maybe they will one day. 

-Tyler Jackson

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A new composite of the world’s most desirable woman has been created … and three of the body parts are from stars over the age of 45.

The final result combines 69-year-old Helen Mirren’s bust, 46-year-old Jennifer Aniston’s flat tummy, and 51-year-old Elle Macpherson’s long legs. All these elements make up what would be the most seductive and desirable woman in the world.

Other features that were considered the most attractive were Angelina Jolie’s pouting lips, Miranda Kerr’s button nose, Keira Knightley’s chiselled cheekbones, Cara Delevinge’s eyebrows, Megan Fox’s eyes and the Duchess of Cambridge’s flowing brunette locks.

 

Do you agree???

 

Top Father’s Day Gifts for 2015

 

Here are 11 of the most common Father’s Day gifts, and the percentage of dads who say they want them . . .

1.  A day with the family, 57%.

 

2.  Electronics and gadgets, 37%.

 

3.  Gift card, 37%.

 

4.  Home-cooked meal, 36%.

 

5.  Pictures of their children or grandchildren, 34%.

 

6.  A hand-made card, 32%.

 

7.  Tools, 31%.

 

8.  Cooking equipment, like a grill or smoker, 28%.

 

9.  Sports equipment or memorabilia, 28%.

 

10.  Jewelry or accessories, 9%.

 

11.  A tie, 7%.

Read more here!

This Day In History – June 18

1928

Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean!

She completed a flight from Newfoundland, Canada to Wales.

1983

Dr. Sally Ride became the first American woman in space aboard the space shuttle Challenger.

2013

Boeing’s Dreamliner plane, the 787-10, debuted at the Paris Air Show!

and then lastly…

1976

Happy 39th birthday to Blake Shelton!

Blake Tollison Shelton was born on June 18, 1976 in Ada, Oklahoma! 

-Tyler Jackson

This Day In History – June 17

1872

George M. Hoover began selling whiskey in Dodge City, Kansas.

The town had been dry up until this point.

1928

Amelia Earhart began the flight that made her the first woman to successfully fly across the Atlantic Ocean

Proud Kansan! 

1992
Billy Ray Cyrus was at #1 on the country charts with Achy Breaky Heart!

 It also peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 

and then lastly…

1994

The Bronco Chase 

O.J. Simpson, charged with the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, and became a fugitive of the law.

Simpson and his friend Al Cowling led the highway patrol on a 60-mile, low-speed pursuit through L.A in Cowling’s Ford Bronco.

When the Bronco finally pulled into the driveway at Simpson’s Brentwood mansion, negotiations with police lasted less than an hour and Simpson surrendered, was arrested and taken to jail.

And then…he was acquitted. 

-Tyler Jackson

The Deadliest Animals in America

A journalist gathered the statistics on animal-caused fatalities in the US between 2001 and 2013 to come up with a chart of what animal would likely kill you.

Bees, wasps and hornets kill the most people each year with an average of 58 people per year. Miscellaneous mammals like horses, pigs and deer came in second with 52 per year.

Cows kill about 20 people a year while sharks kill just one person a year.

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This Day In History – June 16

1883

The New York Giants baseball team admitted all ladies for free to the ballpark.

It was the first Ladies Day. 

1970

Football player Brian Piccolo of the Chicago Bears died of embryonal cell carcinoma, a rare disease that develops as the human embryo is developing.

His story inspired the movie, Brian’s Song

Great movie! 

1980

The Blues Brothers opened in theatres!

Everyime I hear Soul Man

1987

Joe Robbie Stadium opened in Miami!

Home of the Miami Dolphins!

Currently called Sun Life Stadium, it’s about to undergo some major renovations:

1998

The Spice Girl’s movie Spice World went on sale at video stores.

and then lastly…

2013

Pope Francis blessed thousand of Harley-Davidsons and their riders in Vatican Square!

The company was celebrating their 110th anniversary with a parade! 

-Tyler Jackson

Drunkest States in America

Wisconsin has the highest proportion of drinkers of any state.

Meanwhile, Tennessee and West Virginia have the smallest percentage of heavy drinkers in the United States.
Overall, people drink significantly more in the North than in the South; Utah has the smallest percentage of tipplers; and when it comes to binge-drinking, Wisconsin comes in first.
Data was collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 2011 to 2013. Detox.net, a site that helps people locate facilities for substance abuse and alcohol treatment, combed through the info and produced a series of maps and graphs of boozing in the U.S.

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This Day In History – June 15

1752

Benjamin Franklin experimented by flying a kite during a thunderstorm.

The result was a little spark that showed the relationship between lightning and electricity.

1994

Disney’s Lion King opened in theatres!

Starring James Earl Jones & Jonathan Taylor Thomas as the voices of Mufasa & Simba, the movie would go on to make nearly a billion dollars ($987 million!)! 

It was the highest-grossing film of 1994, and it is the highest-grossing hand-drawn animated film in history 

and then lastly…


2007

Jason Aldean was at #1 on the Country charts with his second album Relentless.

Relentless featured hit songs Johnny Cash and Laughed Until We Cried and the title track, Relentless.

-Tyler Jackson