ON THIS DAY

On this date in 1863, a patent was granted for making color photographs. I would explain the process, but it's so negative.

In 1863, a patent was granted for the invention of color photographs. For the kids listening, that was back when people took pictures of things but not with their phones. Makes you wonder what took so long to use it.

John Lee Love of Fall River, MA, patented his "Love Sharpener" or the Pencil Sharpener way, way back in 1897

Also in 1887, Notre Dame lost its first game to Michigan, 8-0. I thought you'd wanna know.

On this date in 1919, a football game was broadcast in the United States for the very first time, when Texas A&M defeated the University of Texas, 7-0. That's when that famous phrase was first uttered: "Hey, now we have something to watch on Thanksgiving!"

On this day in 1936, the very first issue of Life magazine hit the newsstands. Finally, an answer to the age-old question, "What is life?"

In 1945, the rationing of food because of the war finally ended. However, now there's an idea whose time has come: rationing food!

On this date in 1948, the zoom lens was patented... by a guy with a pretty attractive neighbor. Coincidence? I don't think so...

In 1963, "Dr. Who" debuted on British television. Of all the shows that were on that night, Who was on first. I don't know what was on second. Oh, wait, I don't know was on third.

On this date in 1984, the world record for non-stop yo-yo-ing was set at 120 hours. It would have gone on longer, but the doctor was finally ready to see the guy.

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