ON THIS DAY

On this date in 1512, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon first saw Florida.
It was easy to see from his ships, as all the seniors driving wagons had left their blinkers on.
He never did find it, but he did make some interesting discoveries in the small town of Botox, Florida.
Even though he didn't find it, he was willing to settle for catching the last couple of games of March Madness.

It's the Navy's birthday. In 1794, George Washington created the U.S. Navy, having absolutely no idea what eventually the Village People had in mind.

On this date in 1855, Abraham Gesner received a patent for kerosene. Which really ticked off his Irish neighbor, Kerr O'Sene. Finally, they had something to burn in kerosene lamps!

In 1860, M.L. Byrn of New York received a patent for his invention: the corkscrew. And why isn't this a national holiday?

On this date in 1866, Andrew Rankin received a patent for the urinal.
Someone made him a cake. That gave him another idea.
Proving you can have your cake and pee on it, too.
In honor of the occasion today, we're offering all of our in-studio guests some urinal cake.

On this date in 1884, the very first long-distance phone call was made between Boston and New York. It was a brief conversation: one person said, "Is this Boston?" and the other voice said, "Yankees suck!" and hung up.

In 1912, a whole bunch of Japanese Cherry Trees were planted in Washington, DC. They wanted to make sure that George "Crazy man with an ax" Washington was long gone.

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