This Day In History – September 29


The first network college football game to be broadcast in color was televised by CBS!


The game was between the University of California and the University of Pennsylvania. Cal won 35-0


Elizabeth Taylor, undergoing rehabilitation at the Betty Ford Clinic and overcoming a nagging weight problem, was voted as the world’s most beautiful woman in a Louis Harris poll released this day

Taylor, Elizabeth posed.jpg

Her seven husbands would have to agree! 


Magic Johnson announced he was returning to professional basketball


The comeback ended the following November.

and then lastly…


The Nintendo 64 video game system hit shelves!

That first day, Nintendo sold 500,000 systems, with the Mario64 game selling as many.

Overall, it sold 32.93 units. 

-Tyler Jackson

This Day In History – September 26


The first presidential debate between Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy took place.

The debate, moderated by Howard K. Smith, reached more than 69 million people via TV and another 17 million on radio.

Kennedy, of course, ended up winning the election.


Gilligan’s Island premiered on CBS!

The show aired for the last time on September 4, 1967.


The Motion Picture Association of America announced the creation of a new rating, NC-17. It replaced the X rating.

Remember this NC-17 gem??

And then lastly…


Shannon Lucid returned to Earth after being in space for 188 days.

She set a time record for a U.S. astronaut in space and in the world for time spent by a woman in space.

You go, girl!

-Tyler Jackson

This would be a great adventure! Jet Hiking!

In her quest to reach all 50 states, a self-proclaimed “gypsy jet hiker” has hitchhiked through the skies – on a jet, on a plane, on the occasional B17 bomber — without spending a dime! 

Basically, she just hangs out at one of about 14,000 general aviation airports across America, and meets people. After talking to people about her love of flying and traveling, she says that the people she talks to enjoys the conversation and allows her to come on their flights.

The only states she hasn’t visited yet are Utah, Hawaii, Oklahoma and Kansas.

Her goal is to write a book about her experiences and she wants to get her pilot’s license.

Read more about her journey here!

-Tyler Jackson 

What Women REALLY Want

According to a (Pew Research) study, more than sharing ideas about raising children, or religious beliefs, and even more than being equally as educated, women want a man with a steady job.

It`s not that every single woman out there is gold digging, either.  The ratio of never married men to never married women is shrinking, and the amount of never married men with a job is even lower.

Read more here!

Most Googled Brand Per State

A new study analyzed the three BRANDS people Google most in each state.  For most places, the top brand is a big company headquartered there, and the second is usually a food or alcohol.  The third-most popular brands are all over the place, ranging from fast food to Playboy.


Read more here!

This Day In History – September 25


Fifty years ago

Roy Orbison had the number one song with Oh, Pretty Woman! 


Sandra Day O’Connor became the first woman to sit on the bench of the U.S. Supreme Court.


She was sworn in as the 102nd Justice.


Ross Perot announced he would form a new Independence Party that would field its own White House candidate and try to be the swing vote in Congressional races

He received 8% of the popular vote in the 1996 presidential election 


Michael Jordan announced that he would return to the NBA as a player for the Washington Wizards.


He actually became the president of basketball operations for the team on January 19, 2000

and then lastly…


Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick and three co-defendants were indicted by a Virginia grand jury for running a brutal dog fighting operation at Vick’s Virginia home.

He served 21 months in federal prison before returning to the NFL. He now plays for the New York Jets.

Love him or hate him, do you forgive him?!

-Tyler Jackson

Fraternities Being Forced to Admit Women!

A college in Connecticut ordered all fraternities on campus to become coed within three years.

Wesleyan University will now require Greek organizations with houses on campus to have both male and female members and to have each gender “well represented” in their organizational leadership.

The change comes less than a month after the college closed the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house after a woman attending a party there was seriously injured after falling from a third-floor window.

Read more here!

This Day In History – September 24


The Beatles were at number one with Hey Jude!

It would stay at number one for nine weeks and it ended up being the Beatles’ biggest hit.


Happy birthday to 60 Minutes!

60 Minutes is the longest-running news magazine on television. It originally started on Tuesday evenings, but it has been on Sundays since early 1972.


The United States, represented by President Clinton, and the world’s other major nuclear powers signed a Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

This treaty brought an end all testing and development of nuclear weapons.


Deana Carter‘s hit Strawberry Wine won Single and Song of the Year at the 31st Annual CMA Awards!

Also that year:

Entertainer of the year: Garth Brooks

Male vocalist of the year: George Strait

Female vocalist of the year: Trisha Yearwood

Duo of the year: Brooks & Dunn

Group of the year: Diamond Rio

…Talk about a killer lineup!!

and then lastly…


Hurricane Rita makes landfall in the United States, devastating Beaumont, Texas and portions of southwestern Louisiana.

With peak winds of 180 MPH, this was the fourth-strongest hurricane ever recorded!

-Tyler Jackson