ON THIS DAY
In their infinite wisdom, they didn't name their football team the Navel Oranges.
Why they needed an entire school on belly buttons, I'll never know.
Yes, the U.S. Naval Academy opened up and the phrase, "Hi, sailor, new in town?" was coined.
In 1886 that the tuxedo dinner jacket made its American debut at the autumn ball in Tuxedo Park, New York. So this is it's formal birthday.
Well, it had been worn before, but this was its formal debut.
It was also the first time the phrase, "Thanks, but it's a rental" was spoken.
To think we were that close to it being called "The Bronx." "Yeah, I need to rent a Bronx for my brother's wedding..."
On this date in 1910, the Wuchang uprisings began in China against the royal family. As soon as they would put down one revolt, another would begin. More revolts, more put downs... at one time, citizens reached a top speed of 30 revolutions per minute.
In 1933, the first synthetic detergent for home use was marketed. Finally, people were able to wash their synthetic at home. It was perfect for artificial clothes and it really got out those artificial stains.
On this date in 1964, the 18th Summer Olympic Games opened in Tokyo, Japan. Seems like a late start for summer games. The winter games must have been in July.
If history is any indicator, this has been a lucky day for the Detroit Tigers. On this date in 1945 and 1968, they won the World Series.
On this date in 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed a bill that resulted in the Susan B. Anthony dollar coin.
For those who say he didn't do anything in his four years of office.
It was an even bigger failure than the Susan A. Anthony dollar coin.
How much legacy can one man leave behind?