On this date in 1535, England's King Henry the 8th declared himself the head of the church. I tried that once, but it didn't work either.

In 1774, a giant moment of irony, when General George Washington caused a traffic slowdown for the British on the Chris Christie bridge. How strange is that?

On this date in 1861, the steam elevator was patented by Elisha Otis. Not only could it take you up a couple of floors, but while doing that, it could press your suit.

In 1870, the Democratic party was represented as a donkey for the first time in a cartoon by Thomas Nast is Harper's Weekly.
They had their choice between the elephant and the donkey and decided to grab the ass.
Most people liked it and remarked, "Nice... ... uh, donkey!"
To be clear, it was the front end of the donkey, but over the years, they began using the face at the other end.
Needless to say, Shrek liked it.

On this date in 1892, the rules of basketball were officially published. Eventually, the NBA made traveling a misdemeanor.

The very first Super Bowl was held on this date in 1967. The Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs, 35-10. Both teams have continued to enjoy success since then, except, of course, Kansas City until last year.


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