It was on this date in 1775 that Paul Revere made his famous midnight ride and fashion prediction, saying "The Red Coats are coming! The Red Coats are coming!" Spoiler alert -- they came.
After his Uber driver never showed up.
He announced to colonists that they could save 15% or more by switching to GEICO.
That was the "eleven o'clock ride" Central.
He let the colonists know he was having a sale on cookware.
And he did it all with just one horsepower.
What's not very well known: on the way back, he was yelling, "Name cookware after me! Name cookware after me!"

On this date in 1924, the first crossword puzzle book was published by Simon and Schuster. The puzzle part was easy. It was coming up with all those cross words. I mean, after you get past the first seven, it gets tough.
Not surprising, people really enjoyed writing in their cross words.
It took that long to round up enough cross word. They should have asked my Uncle Bob for help.
Some say they made the puzzles too difficult, which resulted in a few cross words of their own.
I guess it took that many years to come up with enough cross words to make a puzzle.

In 1934, the first-ever coin-operated Laundromat opened up in Fort Worth, TX. It was there the phrase was coined, "Who's got change for a dollar?"

Did you know that women do laundry every couple of days. A man will wear every article of clothing he owns, including his surgical pants that were hip about eight years ago, before he will do the laundry. When he is finally out of clothes, he will wear a dirty sweatshirt inside out, rent a U-Haul and take his mountain of clothes to the laundromat.


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