On this date in 1565 that the Spanish established the first permanent European settlement in North America at what is now called St. Augustine, Florida. Or, at least it was yesterday... 
  • Back then, the early settlers called it "Dis new world." Over time, that became Disney World. 
  • Up until then, most of the settlements had been timeshare. 
  • Back then, it was full of senors. Now it's seniors. 
In 1664, the Dutch surrendered New Amsterdam to the English, who rename it New York.
Which was actually Dutch for "just mugged."
  • Which is Dutch for "My cab driver smells." 
  • The British who turned around and named the area, "New York." The official proclamation was, "Start spreading-eth the news..." 
  • Actually, that was their second choice. Their first idea was to rename it "New Amsterdam THIS!" 

On this date in 1858, Abraham Lincoln made his famous speech about "you can fool people some of the time..."
  • That was the very first speech posted on the Internet. Ha! Fooled ya. 
  • And of all the days, that first Tuesday of November is always a good one. 
  • He was teaching a seminar on making campaign speeches. 
  • He was addressing a sales group that sold extended warranty packages. 

On this date in the year 1900, a hurricane hit Galveston, Texas, and killed 6,000 people. Worth noting...

In 1917, a federal decree was issued making it illegal to manufacture whiskey in the United States. This included both rural and bourbon areas.

On this date in 1966, the TV series "Star Trek" made it's debut. That seems like light years ago.


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