On this date in 1521, the Spanish explorer Cortez captured Mexico City from the Aztecs.
  • Unfortunately, he celebrated by drinking a glass of water.
  • I'm a little rusty on my history but I think his full name was Cortez Kennedy and I'm pretty sure it was the San Diego State Aztecs.

In 1846, the American Flag is raised for the very first time in Los Angeles.
  • Of course, back then, people were being shot on the street and the majority of the people spoke Spanish. Oh. Never mind.
  • Unfortunately, you couldn't see it because of the smog, but they saw it go up.
  • Of course, that was way back when most of the residents were of Hispanic descent and didn't speak English... just like now.
  • They would have raised it sooner, but they didn't have a flag pole.

On this date in 1889, William Gray of Hartford, CT, received a patent for a coin-operated telephone. He wanted to call and tell his wife the good news, but he didn't have a dime.
In 1932, Adolf Hitler rejects the post of vice-chancellor of Germany, saying he was prepared to hold out "for all or nothing." Eventually, the government caved and gave him the full title of Judge on "German Idol."
The Disney movie "Bambi" debuted on this date in 1942.
  • It popularized the phrase, "Don't go in the meadow!"
  • That movie has special memories for me. It taught me to stay out of open meadows.
  • "Hey mom, let's go play in the open meadow" was quite the popular phrase.
  • It was also while watching the movie, that I heard the word "venison" for the first time.
  • It's also the day the phrase, "Don't go into the open meadow!" was coined.

On this date in 1979, Lou Brock of the St. Louis Cardinals became the 14th player in major league baseball history to get 3,000 hits. Immediately afterwards, he said, "Would you guys please stop hitting me?"


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