ON THIS DAY
Obviously, popcorn for Thanksgiving didn't catch on.
The good news about Thanksgiving in February is that it would mean a couple of football games to watch today.
He then said, "OK, we've done our part. Now you invent movies!"
He actually introduced the popcorn by singing an ancient Native American song: "Let's all go to the lobby, let's all go to the lobby..."
One asked, "So, when's the movie start?" and the chief replied, "In around 300 years!"
The popcorn was introduced to the new settler by the local Reddenbachier tribe.
It was on this date in 1819 that Spain ceded Florida to the United States with the agreement that no one named Jeb should ever be elected governor. I'm expecting this one to go to court any day now.
On this date in 1732 George Washington, the first U.S. president, was born.
He was famous for that quote, "I cannot tell a lie... but once we get some interns in here, whoa boy, watch out!"
Today is the real George Washington's birthday. All those who remember the days when we got both Lincoln's birthday and Washington's birthday off as separate holidays... keep it to yourself.
In 1856, the very first meeting of the Republican Party took place.
A very young Susan Collins gave the first speech. The very first meeting was held in Pittsburgh. The meeting was to determine which city they should meet in. Unanimously, they voted for Pittsburgh.
On this date in 1902, Major Walter Reed showed that mosquitoes carry yellow fever. In the past, they had believed that yellow fever was tied to the old oak tree.
In 1924, President Calvin Coolidge gave the first ever radio broadcast by one of our nation's leader. His first words: "Am I caller number 9?"
On this day in 1935, it became illegal for airplanes to fly over the White House, except for paper ones. People quickly asked, "What about balloons, then?" and they said, "Nope. Already enough hot air in that area."
In 1977, the Boy Scouts changed their name to "Scouting USA." Did anyone notice?