On this date in 1793, President Washington held his first Cabinet meeting.
Discovering that sitting there with furniture was boring, his next meeting included people.
Things went pretty smooth, except for a brief, heated exchange between the liquor cabinet and the China hutch.
It was decided later that he should stop having meetings with furniture and actually appoint people to help him.
They decided on a light oak for the office and white for the kitchen.
It was so crowded, that they decided to move future meetings from the cabinet to a conference room.

In 1836, Samuel Colt patented the revolver.
When rival inventors heard the news, what else could they say, but "Shoot!"
Of course, he's the inventor of that famous pistol, The Sam 45.
His rivals said what you'd expect: "Shoot!" and "Son of a gun!"

On this date in 1919, Oregon became the first state to tax gasoline (1 cent per gallon). So we can blame them for the idea.

On this date in 1940, a hockey game was televised for the very first time on WXBS/New York. At first, people were shocked -- then they realized the announcers were saying "Puck"... and Chicago Black Hawks. (Thanks "Modern Family" for that one.)


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