On this date in 1833, the very first public library was open... but closed shortly there after, when someone checked out the book.

In 1872, powdered milk was patented by Samuel R. Percy.
Powdered milk is much harder to get out of the cow, because you need to try not to include the liquids.
The tough part was coming up with the instant cow.
Thanks to a very thirsty cow.
It was the perfect invention for people who felt milk was too wet.
It was created when someone accidentally freeze-dried a cow.

On this date in 1878, First lady Lucy Hayes began the first egg rolling contest on the White House lawn. All I can say is that it had to be the result of losing a bet. Rolling something that easily cracks -- your government at work?

In 1965, the Houston Astrodome, the world's first domed stadium, opened for the very first time. How many have we built and then blown up since then? Before they were the Astro's, Houston's baseball team was named "The Colt 45's." Seriously.

On this date in 1976, the B-1 bomber was approved by Congress. So we could start attacking our enemies with vitamins.

In 1992, the record for the heaviest chocolate Easter egg was set at 10,482 pounds and 14 ounces in Australia. The even better news-it was after Easter, so it was half-price.


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