On this date in 1644, Massachusetts established the first two-chamber legislature in the colonies.
So we can blame them for starting the trend.
One chamber was for legislators who ate the spicy food, the other, for those without intestinal challenges.

In 1778, Captain James Cook first saw the Oregon coast... which was just off the state of Oregon. To be fair, the first person to actually see it was his second in command, Petty Officer Sous-chef.

Famous botanist Luther Burbank was born on this day in 1849. Although he created many successful varieties of flowers and vegetables, there were the failures. For example, he crossed an avocado with a grapefruit. Not only did it taste awful, but it squirted seeds that could kill you!

On this date in 1854, the first sewing machine to sew button holes was invented... which means, up until that time, buttons were pretty useless. It was between that and coming up with a stitching machine that sews buttonholes.

It was on this date in 1876 that Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for the telephone.
The very next day he got his first call from a telemarketer.
He was so excited, but unable to call anyone and tell them... since he was the only one with a phone.
If he promised to quit calling the patent office.
That night, he got his first phone call from an aluminum siding salesman.

On this date in 1897, Dr. John Kellogg serves the world's first corn flakes to his patients at a mental hospital in Battle Creek, MI.
They said they were good. But when he poured a lot of sugar on them, the patients said, "They're G-r-r-r-r-r-r -- reat!"
The patients liked them, but they were more cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.
What did the patient think? That giant cheese cats were about to attack and they should escape on his magic blankie.

In 1933, the board game "Monopoly" was introduced. It was roll of the dice, but every now and then you have to take a chance... or "Community Chest" card.


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