On this date in 1775, Benjamin Franklin became the first Postmaster General.
He didn't really pay that much attention to his job. Some say he just mailed it in.
It became a passion project for him and he was very much into mail enhancement.
Ironically, when he was first asked, he told them to go fly a kite.

In 1788, New York became the 11th state to ratify the U.S. constitution. The popular slogan at the time was, "Ratify this!"

On this date in 1952, Argentina's first lady, Eva Peron died in Buenos Aires at the age of only 33. I doubt anyone said at the time, "You know, someday this will be a great musical"... but it did.

In 1969 the bed-pushing record was set at 3233 miles. Needless to say, when the person in the bed woke up, was he surprised. Best prank ever!

On this date in 1980, Joe Bowen set the world record for walking on stilts: 3,008 miles. Of course, the crocodile that chased him the entire way deserves part of the credit.


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