Friday, June 30, 2017

ON THIS DAY

In 1834, the Indian Territory was created by Congress. Awful generous, giving them a portion of what was once theirs. It also set the world record for the biggest re-gifting ever.

On this date in 1859, a French acrobat crossed Niagra Falls on a tightrope. What some people won't do to get out of paying admission. The sad part was he forgot his passport and had to go back the same way.

In 1936, the novel "Gone with the Wind" was first published. That was the book that made "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn" more than just a household phrase.

On this date in 1936, Congress approved a 40-hour work week. They should try it sometime.

In 1948, the transistor is demonstrated in Murray Hill, New Jersey. Of course, there were people opposed to it, because it had the word "trans" in it.

It was on this date back in 1971 that the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, lowering the minimum voting age to 18... so we would have more people to blame for the results.

On this date in 1976, police raided Neil Diamond's house looking for drugs, but came up empty. Only thing they found was "Love on the Rocks"... ain't no surprise.

In 1986, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 states could outlaw homosexual acts between consenting adults. You know, when gay is outlawed, only outlaws will be gay. Wait... that doesn't work.



TODAY IS

Final day of the month. June drops the microphone and walks away after today.

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps turns 32 today. Pretty much a year for each medal he's won, right?

Fantasia Barrino celebrates her 33rd birthday today. She won American Idol back in 2004. I wouldn't say exactly that she became a household name, but they have heard about her on the front porch.

Monica Potter ("Parenthood") turns 46 today. No relation to Harry.

Retired boxer now full-time freak Mike Tyson celebrates number 51 today.
I'll let you tell him that face tattoo is messed up.
By the way, for the record, his nickname might be "Iron Mike" but I know for a fact that he doesn't iron.
He'll spend a quiet evening at home, punching out his candles.

David Alan Grier turns 61. He's a comedian and actor. Most people we identify these days by three names are serial killers.

Meteor Day -- a time to look to the skies for meteor showers. The odds for the average American will die in an asteroid or meteor impact is 1-in-500,000.

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