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Monday, April 3, 2017

ON THIS DAY

According to an Oxford University study, this is the actual day Jesus Christ was crucified on the cross in 33 A.D.

On this date in in 1860, that the legendary Pony Express began service between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California. At first people were cool with delivery of just the pony kegs, but after a while, they want full-size.

In 1866, the hat-shaping machine was patented. Does someone want to tell Pharrell?

On this date in 1882, notorious outlaw Jesse James was shot and killed in St. Joseph, Missouri, by Robert Ford, a member of his own gang. I'm sure if Sandra Bullock was there, she would have helped.

In 1953, TV Guide was created. Up until that time, no one had any idea what shows were on at what time. Of course, back then, they didn't own a TV so it didn't matter.

On this date in 1961, Washington, DC, residents were given presidential vote by the 23rd amendment to the U.S. constitution. Yep, they couldn't vote before 1961. Of course, after the last election, they may want to reverse that.

On this date in 1980 the prime lending rate was at 20%. Things could be a lot worse. Actually, they have been. Of course, I was much too young to remember.

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