Tuesday, April 11, 2017

ON THIS DAY

On this date in 1814, Napoleon Bonaparte abdicated as the emperor of France and is banished to the island of Elba. It's basically what Richard Simmons did.

In 1898, President McKinley asked Congress for a declaration of war against Spain. Apparently, this is a very contentious time of year.

Today is the day, back in 1947, that Jackie Robinson played his first game in major league baseball, becoming America's first black baseball player.
You know, they should make a movie about that.
No matter how hard you think your first day at work went, you're not even close.
Hard for my brain to wrap around that it was ever that way.

On this date in 1951, General Douglas MacArthur was relieved of command in Korea by President Harry Truman for not following orders.
The general later pointed out that Truman had never said, "Simon says."
If that had happened today, he might have been replaced by Dennis Rodman.

On this date in 1970, Paul McCartney announced that he would no longer record with John Lennon. Beatles fans everywhere yelled out, "Get back! Get back! Get back to where you once belonged."

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