ON THIS DAY
In 1854, the "Charge of the Light Brigade" took place... when an English brigade of 600 soldiers took on the entire Russian army. That was the year that the Light Brigade used their credit cards to get their shopping done early. To think, we never would have heard of it, had they paid cash.
On this date in 1870, the very first American post cards were issued. They were for people who didn't mind having their personal correspondence read. Up until that time, when we went on vacation, we wished people weren't there with us makes you wonder what you sent back from vacation before that.
Painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso was born on this day way back in 1881.
It was on this date in 1903, the U.S. Senate began investigating the Teapot Dome scandals of the Harding administration. Yes, there were emails missing, but only because they hadn't been invented yet.
In 1954, the U.S. Air Force officially ended "Operation: Bluebook," which was their investigation into UFO's. Which means, of course, everything found was hidden in a hanger in area 51.
The general in charge came to the conclusion there weren't any visitors here from other worlds and that the investigation should be wrapped up, so as not to anger the Great Melmar.
Just goes to show that mind control works.
To me, "Operation Bluebook" makes it sound like people wanted to know how much they could trade-in their UFO at a dealer.
Probably because someone controlling their minds told them to. The voice in my head is saying I should stop talking about this, so I will.
On this date in 1960, the very first electronic wrist watch, a Bulova, went on sale in New York City.
They were a big hit, but the extension cords were awkward.
The first watch you didn't have to wind. And as long as you didn't mind being hooked up to a car battery, it was great!
It was convenient not having to replace batteries, but the extension cord was a pain.
In 1971, Roy Disney dedicated the brand-new Disney World in Florida!
The world's largest omelet was created on this date in 1986. After cracking the 54,763rd egg, the customer said, "No, I said I wanted them over easy."