On this date in 1789, George Washington was unanimously elected president of the United States.
He said he would not repeat the mistakes of the previous administration.
Wow, imagine a presidential campaign without the debates or all those commercials. Then again, commercials hadn't been invented yet.
Think of how tough that must have been to be elected and not have a previous administration to blame.

In 1801, John Marshall was sworn in as chief justice of the United States. Ironically, the next day, John Justice was sworn in as the country's first Chief Marshall.

The very first Telegraph company opened up on this date in 1847. Things were pretty slow until a couple of years later, the telegraph was invented.

On this date in 1927, the very first talking film, "The Jazz Singer" starring Al Jolson, was released. Up until that time, most of the talking in the theater was done by the couple sitting directly behind you.

In 1932, the very first Winter Olympics were held in Lake Placid, New York. It was the thrill of victory and the numbness of the feet.

On this date in 1941, the USO was founded... and Bob Hope suddenly had steady work! The United Service Organization was designed to offer services to service men and women in the service.

In 1957, the very first electric portable typewriter went on sale.
It even came with a 1-mile long extension cord.
Yes, that recently. OK, well, recent to some of us.
For those who don't know what a typewriter is, its how we used to text. You just also needed an envelope and a stamp.
Today, you can do more with your phone and don't need to use white out.

On this date in 1977, Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" album was released. And that's how Rumours got started.


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