ON THIS DAY
On this date in 1776, American revolutionary Thomas Paine published his influential pamphlet, "Common Sense." I think its way past time for a sequel.
In 1840, the Penny Post mail system began in the U.S... which meant a lot of work for poor Penny. Mr. Post just sat around and made her do all the work. Needless to say, after a while, Penny Post got pretty tired of delivering all that mail.
On this date in 1870, Standard Oil was created. And the Republican Party was born.
O.P. Brigg patented his invention on this date in 1882. He called it "barbed wire." Unfortunately, someone climbed over his fence and stole it from him. If only he had... oh, never mind.
On this date in 1911, the very first photo ever taken from an airplane was snapped over San Diego.
The photographer said, "I feel like I could see the world from up here. Wait. See World. Sea World. I've got an idea!"
They decided that it would be even more impressive the next time if they were flying.
In 1946, the U.S. Army established the first radar contact with moon. There hasn't been a speeder on the surface of the moon, ever.
On this date in 1949, RCA announced they were coming out with a revolutionary new way to listen to music -- the 45! Do you remember your first one? Do you remember your last one?
In 1976, the number one song in the country was "Convoy" by C.W. McCall. If you never heard it before, consider yourself lucky, good buddy. Over.