An Alabama teenager attending her first prom said she chose her 80-year-old grandfather as her date because he never attended a dance of his own.The girl said, “My family is everything to me, and I love him so much, and it’s just like really special to me because I know not many people get to do that. And I know he loves me and I love him, and it’s just really neat and special.”The girl’s grandpa, nicknamed “Poppa,” said he was happy to accept the prom-posal, and says the royal blue tuxedo he wore for Saturday’s dance was his first time getting dressed in formal wear.
The cost of attending a wedding is estimated to hit $673 on average per guest this year, up 14% from last year and nearly double the $339 spent by guests in 2012.
According to the annual American Express Spending & Saving Tracker: Members of the wedding party will fork out even more, spending an estimated $701 this year versus $618 in 2014. An estimated 79 million Americans will bear witness to couples across the country saying “I do” this year versus 67 million in 2014.
The lion’s share of that cost goes to airfare ($225 per person, up 125% from 2014), hotel accommodation ($170, up 86%), dining out ($116, up 90% over the same period) and dressing up ($95, up 53%).
The RMS Titanic set sail from Southampton, England.
Unfortunately, we all know how that turned out…
F. Scott Fitzgerald published The Great Gatsby for the first time.
First it was a great book, and then it became a great movie:
The American table tennis team arrived in China. They were the first group of Americans officially allowed into China since the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949.
Does this sound familiar?!
Pitcher Dan Quisenberry was signed by the Kansas City Royals to a contract that promised he would “…never wear another uniform.”
The lifetime pact was worth $43 million over a 40-year period.
On September 30, 1998, ‘The Fireman’ passed away from a battle with brain cancer.
Eddie Murphy’s Beverly Hills Cop made it into the top ten on the list of top-grossing movies
Coming in at number nine on the list, Beverly Hills Cop was the only R-rated and non-summer movie to make the list.
and then lastly…
The house passed a bill creating the national AMBER Alert system
The AMBER Alert system is officially a backronym for America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response, but it was named for Amber Hagerman, a 9-year-old abducted and murdered in Arlington, Texas, in 1996.
“Playboy” put together a list of each state’s signature food or drink. A lot of the picks are traditional, like cheese steaks in Pennsylvania and deep dish pizza in Illinois. Three states picked beer: Oregon, Wisconsin, and Delaware. And both Montana and Colorado went with Rocky Mountain oysters . . . which are bull testicles.
Find out what your state’s signature dish is here!
A dash-cam video and a new witness has emerged in the South Carolina shooting case where Officer Michael Slager shot Walter Scott in the back and killed him. Slager now faces life in prison if convicted for murder.