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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

ON THIS DAY

On this date in 1701, Yale was founded. The professor yelled out, "Yale!" The students responded, "Yale" and the professor said, "The gang's all here!" "What the heck do we care?" didn't come until later.

It was on this date in 1793, during the French revolution, that Marie Antoinette had more than just a little taken off the top. Yes, the King of France and his wife, Marie Antoinette separated... after Marie and her head separated. Well, let's just say she never had a bad hair day again.

On this date in 1869, a hotel in Boston became the first in the nation to have indoor plumbing. As fancy hotels go, it was quite flush.

Oh, others had outdoor plumbing but it was like, "Uh, what's the point?"
But it was a little on the run-down side. When you stayed there the place was so cheap, they'd steal your towels.
Up until that time, there were no towels to steal.
Baked beans will inspire things like that.
Back then, you could have a fire break out in the bathroom and would only have to worry if it might reach the house.

On this date in 1899 that Marconi demonstrated radio for the very first time. Actually, he didn't do much... he just flipped the switch and the "(your oldest resident jock) show came on the air.

In 1941, the football penalty flag was first introduced. Up until that time, the referees just tossed out a very strong verbal, "Uh, excuse me?"

It turned out to be a much safer alternative to the football penalty lawn dart.
Up until that time, the referee simply blew his whistle and said, "Hey! You cheated!"
Of course, up until that time, there were much fewer penalties in every game.

On this date in 1968, a group called "The New Yardbirds" played their first concert at a club in London. They later changed their name to Led Zeppelin. A little catchier.

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