ON THIS DAY

On this date in 1770, the infamous "Boston Massacre" took place. The real one, not a sports analogy.

In 1845, congress approved spending $30,000 to ship camels to the western United States. Why? Because they were congress.
Things went pretty smoothly until the first hump day. All it took was one.
Of course, the second the camels arrived, they were all saying, "You know what day it is? Huh?"
That was back in the day when they did things.
Until then, people who would walk a mile didn't have any goals.

On this date in 1927, U.S. marines landed in China to protect American property. Oh, how the tables have turned.

In 1946, Winston Churchill coined the phrase, "Iron Curtain." It was in response to the question, "What do you do if your curtain is wrinkled?"

On this date in 1969, the price of gold reached a then record high of $47 per ounce. Where's a time machine when you could really use one?
Just think -- if you were around then and bought a bunch of it, you'd be rich today. But also, old.
Nowadays, the dust is worth that much.
If I knew then what I knew now.

In 1994, a South African restaurant set the world record for the largest milkshake ever: 1,955 gallons. Needless to say, it really slowed things down at the drive-through window.

On this date in 1998, NASA said that an orbiting craft had found enough water on the moon to support a human colony and open a Starbucks.

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