On this date in 1805, Lewis and Clark saw the Pacific Ocean for the very first time. They had traveled for months waiting to yell out, "Surf's up!"
That's when they uttered those immortal words, "Well, that's about as far as we can go!"
That's when Clark said to Lewis, "How in the heck are we going to get across that?"
That's when Lewis made that famous statement, "Want to swim out and see how far it goes?"
It looked just like the Atlantic Ocean, but just in the other direction.
It was exactly where they expected to find it: down by the beach.

Madame Marie Curie was born on this date in 1867. She and her husband discovered radium. Of course, without it, we couldn't drive around on radium tires.

On this date in 1874, the Republican party was first symbolized by using a cartoon elephant. Ironically, I don't remember who did it.

In 1876, the first cigarette-making machine was patented.
Up until then, people had to roll their own. Not that we didn't do that back in college.
It seemed like such a good idea at the time.
Of course, the guy who thought of it was a cancer.
After smoking a few fresh off the machine, the inventor had to say it: "Nice butts!"

On this date in 1893, Colorado gave women the right to vote. Oh, great. The day after the election. Real generous. Before then, if Hillary Clinton had run, she wouldn't have been able to vote for herself.

On this date in 1929, the Museum of Modern Art opened in New York City. Needless to say, Art was flattered.

In 1962, Richard Nixon told the California press, "You won't have Dick Nixon to kick around anymore." It was the day after he quit as goalie for the Republican soccer team.

On this date in 1976, "Gone with the Wind" was shown on television for the very first time. Yeah, I know -- frankly, you don't give a damn.


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