ON THIS DAY


On this date in 1877, Thomas Edison made the first sound recording: "Mary Had a Little Lamb."

The flip side was "Baa-baa black sheep, have you any wool?"
Critics called it "sheepish."
A big score for technology, zero points for originality.
I won't tell you how it ends, in case you plan to read the book.
I believe the full version was, "When Mary had a little lamb, the doctor was surprised... but when Old McDonald had a farm, the doctor nearly died."
The very first Army-Navy game was played on this date in 1890. The Navy won, 24-0. Of course, being the Navy, they were the only ones that used subs. The following year the game was moved to land.

On this date in 1897, motorcycle races were held on an oval track for the very first time. They proved to be much faster than the popular triangle track.

In 1922, King Tut's Tomb was opened. Time to play "Know Your King!" The following words describe an answer that contains the word "King." Ready, let's play.

Civil Rights Leader (Martin Luther King Jr.)
The third movie in a trilogy (Lord of The Rings: Return Of The King)
Michael Jackson nickname (King of Pop)
Fast food franchise (Burger King)
Horror novelist (Stephen King)
Blues guitarist (B.B. King)
Elvis Presley nickname (The King)
Version of the Bible (King James)
Yul Brenner movie (The King and I)
Disney movie turned stage play (Lion King)
TV interview host (Larry King)
Animated TV Show on Fox (King Of The Hill)
TV sit-com on CBS (King Of Queens)
Her big album was "Tapestry" (Carole King)
He made off with Fay Ray (King Kong)
Distributor of TV programming, including "Wheel of Fortune" (King World)
Character from Shakespere play (King Lear)
Had the knights of the round table (King Arthur)
On this date in 1934, the Chicago beats Detroit in the first nationally broadcast NFL game. Chicago's defense was amazing and, with the victory, Chicago became known as the Win-D city.

It was on this date in 1951 that the United States conducted their first underground atomic explosion at Frenchman Flat, Nevada. At first, they tried blaming a real big dog.

On this date in 1962 that "Enos" the chimp orbited the earth twice, despite warnings from moms everywhere not to monkey around the earth.

In 1975, Red River, New Mexico, set a snowfall record of 34 inches in just 24 hours. Or was it 24-inches in 34 hours? Either way, it was a lot!

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