It was on this date in 1860, the very first silver mine in the U.S. was opened in Virginia City, Nevada. Not only was it expensive to build a mine out of silver, but it seemed to always need polishing.

On this date in 1909, the SOS distress signal was first used by an American ship.
  • The Coast Guard arrived with boxes of SOS pads. Yes, there was confusion. 
  • Unfortunately, the Coast Guard messaged back, "You spelled sauce wrong." 
  • A rescue ship arrived but found out all they needed were some soapy steel wool pads for the frying pan. 

This is the birthday of the Green Bay Packers, who were formed on this date in 1919. Congrats to the Head Cheese of the Cheese Heads.
  • Up until that time, people didn't really have anywhere to wear their cheesehead hats. 
  • The event is chronicled in the movie, "A Cheesehead is Born." 
  • Wow, that was more than three Brett Favre retirements ago. 

It was on this date in 1933 that a world record was set when the temperature reaches 136 degrees Fahrenheit at San Luis Potosi, Mexico. It was so hot, bread instantly turned to toast. Cows started giving evaporated milk. You know. Hot.

On this date in 1934, the first prisoners arrived at San Francisco's Alcatraz Prison. Imagine having the "Welcome Wagon" franchise in that neighborhood...

In 1951, a baseball game was broadcast in color for the very first time. Unfortunately, it was the day the guy with the color TV set was having problems... but he still enjoyed watching a game between the Boston Purple Sox and the Chicago Gray Sox.


Exactly 3 months away from Veterans' Day.

Mac Daddy from Kris Kross is 39 today. Might as well... Jump! McDonald's really should have had him as a spokesperson.

Joe Rogan turns the big 5-0 today. Years ago, he was the host of a show called "Fear Factor," where contestants had to do daring things. Today that would be the perfect name for a financial news show.

Joe Jackson turns 63 today. He's still "Steppin' Out," but with help from Dr. Scholl.

Eric Carmen, who at one time was the leader of "The Raspberries," turns 68 today. He sang "Hungry Eyes" from "Dirty Dancing" and a version of "All By Myself"... which Harry Nilsson and Celine Dion both sang, ironically.

Play In The Sand Day -- a mens magazine asked 100 women about their sand-combing goings-on.
96% consider it a crime when men stroll the sands wearing a thong.
93% would never wear a thong to the beach themselves.
93% think lifeguards are hot.
82% cried during the movie Beaches.
73% buy a new swimsuit every summer.
71% enjoy swimming naked in the ocean.
65% wax their bikini line.
64% claim they can swim 10 laps in an Olympic-size pool.
55% claim not to check out guys' packages at the beach.
52% pick up men at the beach.
50% use fake tanning spray.
43% have been to a nude beach.
40% enjoy sunbathing topless.
36% think guys who play football on the beach are tools.
25% find sand annoying.
19% have woken up on a beach not knowing how they got there.
12% prefer men in Speedos to shorts.
11% admit to combing the sand with a metal detector.
7% think Aquaman is hot.
0% have been attacked by a shark.


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