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Friday, April 6, 2018

ON THIS DAY

It was on this date in 1663 that King Charles II signed the Carolina Charter, thinking it was the name of a new barbecue place.

On this date in 1830, Joseph Smith organized the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, aka the Mormons. Apparently, up until that point they weren't very organized.

In 1868, Brigham Young married his 27th and final wife.
  • After all, he didn't want to overdo it. I can't imagine trying to keep 27 wedding anniversaries straight. 
  • Brigham always brought home an anniversary gift, just in case. 
  • Can you imagine? 27 different people telling you that you're wrong at the same time? 
  • She had it tough. She was in charge of remembering wedding anniversaries. 
  • He finally had enough for three baseball teams. 
  • He went down in history as the King of Larry Kings. 
  • He was this close to officially changing his name to, "Uh, Bring 'em older." 

In 1931, the first Hostess "Twinkie" went on sale. I believe that someone finally ate that one just the other day. Yes, never had so many preservatives tasted so good. Here's a few Twinkie tidbits:
  • It was formerly made and distributed by Hostess Brands. 
  • It's a small cake-light dessert that contains all the things you probably shouldn't eat in one small package. 
  • Each Twinkie contained 145 calories. 
  • The original filling was banana. 
  • They're baked for ten minutes. 
  • The fried Twinkie is quite popular at fairs across America. 




C.A. Swanson & Sons introduced the first TV dinner in 1954. It consisted of roast turkey with stuffing and gravy, sweet potatoes and peas in an aluminum tray and sold for 98 cents. Swanson stopped calling them TV dinners in 1962.

Post-It Notes were introduced in 1980 

TODAY IS

Not that you care, but a week from today is Friday the 13th.

Candace Cameron, who played DJ on "Full House" and "Fuller House," turns 42 today. It would only make sense that Fullest House is yet to come. Wow. Next thing you'll tell me is those cute little Olson twins are all grown up. They are?

Zach Braff, who we got to know in "Scrubs," turns 43 today. We need a birthday cake, stat! He's got a new show coming out. Can't wait to not watch it.

Jason Hervey -- he was older brother Wayne in the Wonder Years -- turns 46 today, butt-head. Must be weird to be in 2018, looking back to the 1990's when you played someone in the 1970's. I believe he was the first to ever say "Butthead" on TV. And also the second, third, fourth, etc.

John Ratzenberger is 71 today. Cliff from "Cheers," but more importantly, Hamm the pig in the "Toy Story" movies. Did you know he is the only actor to appear in every Pixar movie?

Plan Your Epitaph Day -- suggested epitaphs for celebrities from Ed Weiner's book: 

"Here Lied Richard Nixon"
Jay Leno: "Chin Up"
Ralph Nader: "Recalled"
Woody Allen: "Mia Culpa"
Prince Charles: "Never Say Di"
McCauley Culkin: "Home Alone"
Oscar Mayer: "Home Balone"
Alan Dershowitz: "Appeal Denied"
Patty Hearst: "Tanya Tuckered"
David Lynch: "Rest in Peaks"
Catwoman: "Using Her Box"
Haagen-Dazs: "Forever In Our Hearts"
George Lucas: "F/X Marks the Spot"
Joseph Heller: "Something Happened"
Jack Nicholson: "One Easy Peace"
Geraldo Rivera: "Finally, the Right Vault"

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