ON THIS DAY
- The radar cops had it the toughest, since radar hadn't been invented yet.
- That eventually became New York and, even if there were still horses on the streets, there's no way they'd be able to ever get up to gallop speed.
- The speed limit was 3 miles an hour, which, if you drive in New York, you know is still in effect today.
- Of course, it wasn't long until the speed trap was invented.
It was on this date in 1847 that New York and Boston were linked by telegraph wires. The very first message, of course, was "-.-- .- -. -.- . . ... / ... ..- -.-. -.-" which translates into "Yankees suck."
On this date in 1882, the bank of Japan was established, if you're wondering yen.
In 1934, the Federal Savings And Loan Association was created. Remember, without it, we never could have had the collapse.
On this date in 1955, the first seat belt legislation was enacted in Illinois. Since the law wasn't mandatory, their slogan was "Click it or Frick it!" Actually, in the first bill, it was seat belts and garters. Times were different.
In 1966, the daytime soap "Dark Shadows" debuted on ABC-TV. To give "Twilight" fans an idea of how long ago that way, it was back when Edward was wearing training fangs.
Can you believe that a week from today is the 4th of July?
Madylin Sweeten, who played daughter Ally on "Everybody Loves Raymmond" turns 26 today. Our little girl grew up!
Khloe Kardashian turns 33 today. Doesn't need anything. Move on, people.
Tobey Maguire celebrates 42. He used to have such a young, innocent look. Now, it's more of an older, innocent look. You know, they say older is the new younger. Oh, what a tangled web he wove, until his acting outlook dove.
Director J.J. Abrams turns 51 today. He's got a few more Star Wars and Star Trek movies left in him.
Julia Duffy turns 66 today. She went from young, ditzy blonde to older "I wonder if she's still alive?" blonde. She is.
H. Ross Perot turns 87 today. He was a 3rd party presidential candidate in '92 and '96. I used to say he was the last crazy person to run for president. Maybe he needs to make a third run?
- As you've probably figured out, he didn't win either time.
- If you'd like him to run again, he's all ears.
- He didn't come close to being elected president but with his ears, he was a stunt-double for Prince Charles.
- When I say that, I can't believe my ears... of course, I can't believe his, either.
- He wasn't much of a speech maker, but he was a great listener with those ears.
Sun Glasses Day -- Here are some shades stats from Redbook:
1929 was the year the first pair of sunglasses as we know them was sold to the public, by Sam Foster on the boardwalk on Atlantic City, NJ
- 52% of Americans regularly use two or more pairs of sunglasses
- 30% of children wear sunglasses when outdoors
- Over $2 billion is the amount of money Americans spent on sunglasses last year
Woman's Day says its important to wear your shades:
- On your morning walk -- Thanks to the sun's low angle, you are exposed to more cataract-causing UV radiation between the hours of 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. and again from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., when the sun begins to set. Pick up a pair of sunglasses with a rubber nose grip, which stay put while you sweat.
- When pollen is bad -- Research found that people who wore sunglasses daily for a month had reduced allergy symptoms like itch eyes and were able to cut back on their use of antihistamines. Large wraparound sunglasses work best to guard against allergy triggers.
- With UV-blocking contacts -- while some contact lenses do protect against UV radiation, they usually offer less coverage than sunglasses. Plus, it is important to also shield the delicate skin around the eye as well as the white portion of the eyeball that contacts do not cover.
Decide To Be Married Day -- Getting married is very much like going to a restaurant with friends. You order what you want, then when you see what the other fellow has, you wish you had ordered that.
- Marriage is a three ring circus: engagement ring, wedding ring, and suffering.
- Marriage is not a word; it is a sentence.
- Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience.
- Marriage is when a man and woman become as one; the trouble starts when they try to decide which one.
- Marriages are made in heaven. But so again, are thunder and lightning.
- Before marriage, a man yearns for the woman he loves. After marriage, the 'Y' becomes silent.
- Do not marry a person that you know that you can live with; only marry someone that you cannot live without.
- Man is incomplete until he is married. Then he is really finished. Marriage is an institution in which a man loses his bachelor's degree and the woman gets h er master's.
- Then there was a man who said, "I never knew what real happiness was until I got married; and then it was too late.
- A happy marriage is a matter of give and take; the husband gives and the wife takes.
- When a newly married man looks happy we know why. But when a ten-year married man looks happy - we wonder why.
- Married life is very frustrating. In the first year of marriage, the man speaks and the woman listens. In the second year, the woman speaks and the man listens. In the third year, they both speak and the neighbors listen.
- It doesn't matter how often a married man changes his job, he still ends up with the same boss.
- A man inserted an 'ad' in the classified: "Wife wanted." Next day he received a hundred letters. They all said the same thing: "You can have mine."
- When a man opens the door of his car for his wife, you can be sure of one thing: either the car is new or the wife.