On this date in 1631, the founder of Rhode Island, Roger Williams and his wife, arrived in Boston from England. I wonder why he didn't name it Roger Island, or Williams Island? Early explorers described it as looking like the Greek island of Rhodes.

In 1663, an earthquake rocked Canada. They knew it was an earthquake because of the Pilgrims in the colonies told them, "You rocked!"

On this date in 1783, Sweden recognized the independence of the United States. Even though we were wearing a wig. Boy, you couldn't get anything past them, could you?

In 1887, San Francisco received its all-time record of 3.7 inches of snow. Imagine that happening Super Bowl weekend.

Now, if it's 3.7 anything, it's usually an earthquake.

The favorite dish at that time was ice-aroni.

That was also the year Frosty the Snowman was seen a lot around Charlie the Snowman.

On this date in 1917, Mexico's constitution was adopted. But don't say anything, they still haven't told it that it was adopted.

In 1921, the New York Yankees purchased 20 acres in the Bronx for Yankee Stadium. Because the workers who cleared the land used so much lip baum, they became known as the Bronx Baumers.

On this date in 1937, President Roosevelt proposed adding 6 more judges to the U.S. Supreme Court, but congress said no. They also later rejected his idea of renaming it "America's Got Judges."

Walt Disney's "Peter Pan" was released in 1953. What I always loved about the Peter Pan story was that it had such a good Hook.

On this date in 1979, President Carter asked Americans to voluntarily conserve energy. We all know how that worked out.

Also in 1979, 3,000 farmers on tractors held a demonstration in Washington, DC, which seems silly, since most members of congress already know how to get plowed.

On this date in 1996, Elizabeth Taylor filed for divorce from her 7th husband. She was married so many times, she had rice marks on her face. By this time, her husbands had caught on and only rented her wedding ring.


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