On this date in 1684, a patent was granted for the thimble. I know what you're thinking. Sew?
There may be other uses, but its primary function is being a piece in the game of Monopoly.
I know it was a great invention at the time, but I don't know why. I just can't put my thumb on it.
The Inventor's Guild gave the invention one thumb up.
A thimble is something is used in a mysterious practice known as "sewing." Not exactly sure what that is, but I know a needle is involved. Must have something to do with drugs.

In 1792, a highwayman named Nicolas Jacques Pelletier received the honor of being the first person executed under French law by the guillotine.
He never had time to let it go to his head.
The honor might have gone to his head, but it couldn't.
It was then featured item of the day on the Home Chopping Network.

On this date in 1901, New York became the first state requiring license plates for cars. The fee was one dollar. See, I wouldn't mind if it was still a buck!
The fee was one dollar. These days, that doesn't even cover the service fee.
Back then, it cost $1 for your license plate. These days, they can't even make them for that.
Up until that time, all inmates made were doilies. And really, how many doilies do you really need?

In 1928, the very first guide dog for the blind was assigned to a man named Morris Frank. The dog replaced his useless guide goldfish. It was German Shepherd named Buddy. Or, at least, that's what they told him.


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