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Thursday, November 8, 2018

ON THIS DAY

On this date in 1793, the Louvre Museum in Paris opened to the public.

It was a good thing they opened in France, because at least there, people would know how to pronounce it right away.

They name it so that visiting Brits would have to ask, "Where is the Loo in the Louvre?"

The biggest sellers that day were t-shirts that said, "Louvre the one you're with."

In 1837, Mount Holyoke Seminary opened and became our first college for women. Needless to say, the football team didn't win a game that season. Former President Bill Clinton's great-great-grandfather, Ezekiel Clinton, was there to greet the co-eds.

On this date in 1864, Abraham Lincoln was elected to his second term. Unfortunately, he celebrated by buying theater tickets. At the time, he thought he was lucky.

In 1889, Montana officially became a state. They also changed their official slogan from "The Big Sky place" to "The Big Sky State."

On this date in 1892, former President Grover Cleveland defeated the incumbent Benjamin Harrison, making him the first and only Chief Executive to win for non-consecutive terms to the White House. He would later open chain of restaurants called "In and Out and Back In Again Burgers."

In 1895, Wilhelm Rontgen discovered the X-ray. It had been hiding behind the W-ray and the Y-ray. You know who I feel sorry for? The poor stoops who discovered the A through V rays and didn't get near the notoriety.

On this date in 1968 John and Cynthia Lennon were divorced. Thy said it wouldn't last. Even the minister at the wedding said it wouldn't last.

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