On this date in 1521, Magellan discovered Guam. At first, he had fun with the names and identified the islands of Chewing, Bubble and Sugar-Free Guam, but eventually, they were rejected. And he told his crew, no more sticking their Guam under the table.

In 1834, the Canadian city of York changed it's name to Toronto. Shortly afterwards, their baseball team also changed it's name from the Peppermint Patties to the Blue Jays. We were this close to the York Raptors. They were tired of being asked, "What's new, York?"

On this date in 1836, the Alamo fell in Texas. Where was a government bailout when you really needed one?

Oreo Cookies were first sold on this day in 1912. Do you know that we could take more than 12 trips to the moon if all the Oreos ever baked could be stacked.

Psychologists have discovered that the manner in which people eat Oreo cookies provides great insight into their personalities. Choose which method best describes your favorite method of eating Oreos:
The whole thing all at once.
One bite at a time.
Slow and methodical nibbles examining the results of each bite afterwards.
In little feverous nibbles.
Dunked in some liquid (milk, coffee, etc.).
Twisted apart, the inside, then the cookie.
Twisted apart, the inside, and toss the cookie.
Just the cookie, not the inside.
I just like to lick them, not eat them.
I don't have a favorite way because I don't like Oreo.

On this date in 1930, Clarence Birdseye perfected his quick-freezing technique and frozen foods were invented. I remember hearing, at his funeral, everyone sang, 'Freeze a jolly good fellow, freeze a jolly good fellow..."

In 1950, Silly Putty was invented. One of the coolest things you could do back in the day was to get the Sunday color comics from the newspaper, press your Silly Putty down on the pictures and it would copy them. They you could stretch them into silly shapes. Today, pressing it up against your computer screen-not the same.
There was a time in this world where it was really big deal. Now, to figure out a way to make it a video game.
At first, no one took it seriously. Then again, no one does now.
The inventor said, "What do we do with this stuff?" and his assistant replied, "I don't know. Stick it in an egg!" And the rest is history.
So, where would we be today without Silly Putty? Pretty much right where we are.
It quickly became very popular and a replacement for mildly humorous putty.

On this date in 1965, the very first non-stop helicopter crossing of North America is made by J.R. Willford. His words as he ran off the helicopter -- "I'm never flying without a restroom again!"


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