ON THIS DAY

It was on this date in 1789 that the famous "Mutiny on the Bounty" took place. They should have known there would be trouble on board a ship named for a paper towel. Or, the famous "Mutiny of the Bounty" took place when the crew of the ship ignored the captain and switched from Bounty to the cheaper Costco brand of paper towels.

In 1914, W.H. Carrier patented the air conditioner.
  • Most had the same reaction: "Cool!"
  • You would have thought that happened more during the summer.
  • That's the device that inspired wives everywhere to say, "Does it have to be that cool in here?"
  • After getting it to finally work, he chilled.

On this date in 1919, the very first successful parachute jump was made.
  • Obviously by someone who had absolutely nothing with the previous attempts.
  • It went so smoothly: jump out, count to ten and pull the ripcord!
  • By then they had figured out it was not a good idea to count to 200 before pulling the ripcord.

In 1945, Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and his mistress were captured and executed. When it became clear they needed a new leader, it saved a lot of money on pensions.

Adolf Hitler married Eva Braun on this date in 1945. Two days later, they committed suicide. Pretty lousy way of getting out of writing thank you notes for the wedding presents.

On this date in 1958, Vice President Richard Nixon began a goodwill tour of South America. He came back and said the Goodwill stores down there were in pretty bad shape.


In 1993, the very first "Take Your Daughter to Work Day" was held. The following day, the very first, "Oh, honey, I'm sorry I forgot and went home without you last night" Day took place..

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