On this date in 1609, Henry Hudson discovers Delaware Bay. He decided to name it after the future state. Such foresight! Ironically, the same day that Henry Delaware discovered Hudson Bay. Or, so I'm told. You'd think they would have swapped.

In 1839, a freak weather event took place when a hurricane moved up the east coast and caused a snowstorm in the Catskill mountains. Snow in August! For the first time, there was a back-to-school sale on snow skis! That was also the year they offered Back to School snowshoes.

On this date in 1907, United Parcel Service (UPS) began service in Seattle, Washington.
  • Since they started late in the summer, it's no wonder their colors are brown. Gets that way in Seattle by August. Had they waited a few months, their color probably would have been whatever color wet is. 
  • Their motto: "Neither rain, nor more rain or even more rain will ever deter us from delivering your package." That was much better than their original slogan, "We'd love to handle your package!" 
  • Way back when, no one knew they needed brown to do anything for them. 
The very first radio commercials were aired on this date in 1922. It was for an insurance company called, "Some States," the good hands people. Oh wait, I believe it was for little Tommy Shane's Jewelry Store.

On this date in 1974, "Chinatown" opened in theaters. In an amazing coincidence, that same day, a movie called "Theaters" opened up in Chinatown.

In 1978, Don Vesco set a land record for riding a motorcycle 318 miles per hour. But in spite of it, he was still ten minutes late for work.


Country singer Jake Owen turns 36 today. That's 3 in bourbon years.

LeeAnn Rimes is 35 today. Our little girl has grown up... gotten divorced... and married the man she had the affair with. We've watched her grow up. We've watched her marry up. The good news is that she's already stolen a husband, so yours should be safe.

Jack Black turns 48 and continues to be that guy you'd swear was a cast member of "Saturday Night Live," but wasn't.

Jason Priestly, the world's oldest teenager, also turns 48 today.

Shania Twain is 52 and has a new album out and is still smokin'. I always thought she should name her dog, "Choo-Choo"... but I'm that way.

Former "Dynasty" star Emma Samms is 57 today. Years ago, she lived in Hollywood... now, she's just outside of Relevant.

Daniel Stern turn the big 6-0 today. He was the voice of the adult Kevin in "The Wonder Years" and one of the two bumbling burglars in the original "Home Alone." Interesting that in the show he was Kevin and in the movie, he was trying to get Kevin.

Baseball manager Lou Pinella turns 74 today. He plans to celebrate tonight by yelling out the candles and then kicking dirt over the birthday cake. Most people just blow out their candles -- he throws second base at it and then kicks some dirt on it.

David Soul also turns 74 today. On TV, he was half of "Starsky and Hutch." Now a days, he's around three fourth's of them.


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