This Day In History – December 29

1890

The U.S. Seventh Cavalry massacred over 400 men, women and children in the Wounded Knee Massacre near Wounded Knee Creek, SD.

This was the last major conflict between Indians and U.S. troops. 

1972

Following 36 years of publication, the last weekly issue of “LIFE” magazine hit the newsstands.

The magazine later became a monthly publication. 

1983

George Jones received the first platinum album of his career with I Am What I Am

This ablum featured the biggest single of his career:

2007

Tom Brady threw his 50th TD pass, setting the NFL record for most touchdown passes in a season, and the New England Patriots become the first team in NFL history to finish the regular season 16-0.

They would eventually go 18-1, losing to the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII

2010

Alan Jackson surprised Zac Brown at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena with a vintage Cadillac El Dorado convertible

The gift was a thank you for including Alan on their duet As She’s Walking Away

and then lastly…

Just one year ago!

2013

The Tennessean newspaper named Taylor Swift the Tennessean of the Year!

Not too bad for someone from Pennsylvania! 

-Tyler Jackson

This Day In History – December 26

1982

The Man Of The Year in Time Magazine was the “computer”!

It was the first time a non-human received this honor!

1996

6 year old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey was found beaten and strangled in the basement of her family’s home in Boulder, Co.

18 years later, and still so horrible!

and then lastly…

10 years ago today

2004

The Boxing Day Tsunami

A 9.3 magnitude earthquake sent a 500-mph wave across the Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal

The tsunami killed at least 283,000 people in fourteen countries, spanning two continents! Estimated damages (in $ dollars) was thought to be around $9.9 Billion.

God rest those souls…

-Tyler Jackson

The ultimate gift for the Luke Bryan fan

Are you the world’s biggest Luke Bryan fan?  Or do you know someone who might be his biggest fan?  Then do I have a gift suggestion for you!

You can buy his CD’s…go to his concerts…and now you can have him IN YOUR HOME!  Courtesy of Fathead…the company that makes lifesize vinyl cutouts of celebrities and athletes…comes your very own Luke Bryan!

Stick him on the wall in your living room or den, so you can watch his videos together.  Apply him to your kitchen wall and bake together.  Or take him to your bedroom and, well…I’ll leave that to your imagination.

Oh, and he comes complete with his guitar…ready to seranade you whenever you want!

Unfortunately, it’s too late to get it for Christmas…but then again, it would make a great any occasion gift.

This Day In History – December 24

1818

Where do Christmas carols come from?  Consider this.  On this day, the organ broke at the Church of St. Nicholas, in Oberndorf, Austria, so organist Franz Gruber wrote a song on the guitar. The assistant priest added words to the hymn and named it “Song of Heaven.”When the repairman came to fix the organ, Gruber and Mohr sang “Song of Heaven” for him and he liked it so much it that he memorized it and taught it to people. The song finally became published in 1840, 22 years after it had been written. In 1871, a new English translation appeared in print, complete with a new name and a new opening line: Silent Night, Holy Night.

And that’s how it’s done!

1988

Keith Whitley had the number one song in the land with When You Say Nothing at All.

and then lastly…

It was This Day In History in which Santa Claus brings us goodies!!!

Merry Christmas to all! To all a good night!

-Tyler Jackson

Great, last minute gifts you can buy on Christmas Eve!

It’s Christmas Eve! That means we only have ONE (1) shopping day left until Christmas! If you’re like me, and just started your shopping yesterday, you’re bound to have left someone off the list. Well, here’s a list of some great, last minute gifts so you can complete your shopping!

Entertainment

You can never go wrong with giving somebody the gift of entertainment! DVD’s, books, cd’s, video games, VHS tapes, etc. are always great gifts to give! Another option could be hooking them up a Netflix or a Hulu Plus account!

Spa Certificate

If the special someone in your life loves to be to be pampered, a spa certificate could be a great deal for them! All of the spas in Manhattan usually have some good deals, so this might be a good idea!

Donations

Make a charitable donation in their name! Make you feel good, plus it’ll make them look cool = win! win!

Alcohol

Christmas + booze = ’nuff said!!!!

Holiday Decor 

If you’re like my mom, and you actually like getting Christmas decor, this might not be a bad last minute gift idea. A lot of Christmas stuff gets marked down by atleast 50% the week of the holiday, and the discounts are even deeper directly afterwards. Nothing says “love” like a 12-pack of multi-colored shiny ornaments!

and then lastly, and perhaps the best “last minute gift idea”:

Gift Cards

Restaurants, movies, music, events, essentially everything has a gift card these days! You can spend as little as $5 to as much as $50,000 on a gift card if you wish. It’s an easy, great gift!

No matter what you do, make sure you have a Merry Christmas!

-Tyler Jackson