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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

ON THIS DAY

ON THIS DAY

According to an Oxford University study, it was on this date in 33 A.D. that Jesus Christ was crucified on the cross. So, technically speaking, it should be Good Tuesday.

It was on this date back in 1860 that the legendary Pony Express began service between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California. It would take up to four weeks to get a letter by Pony Express, unless you were a Prime Member. Then it was only two weeks.

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.



TODAY IS

Jennie Garth turns 46 today. You know her from the original "90210" and "Melrose Place." I always thought her name sounded like a turkey product for country singers.

Olympic skier Picabo Street turns 47 today. Probably the only baby who never got to play the game of Peek-a-boo. You'd try and she's say, "What?"
  • She's just two years old than her sister, Lookie-That Avenue. 
  • Not only a gold medal skier, but you could live on her. 
  • Guess what her parents were playing when she was conceived. 
  • She started skiing at a very young age and has been going downhill ever since. 


Eddie Murphy is still in his 50s. Donkey turns 57 today, just for the Shrek of it. I also liked him best in "Shrek," although the movie made him look like an ass.

David Hyde Pierce, Niles from "Frasier," turns 59 today.
  • So, how do you feel about that? 
  • I would say he was the one on the show with psychological problems, but that was pretty much the whole cast. 
  • If you were to look up "persnickety" in the dictionary, you'd see his picture there. 


Alec Baldwin turns the big 6-0 today. Believe me. He blames President Trump.

Tony Orlando turns 74 and will celebrate all by himself... Dawn has already broken.

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