ON THIS DAY

On this date in 1820, missionaries in Hawaii attempted to ban surfing as "immodest and a waste of time."
They didn't protest all the time. It was mostly in waves.
These days, that sounds like a presidential election.
Fortunately, the surfers just rode the wave out.
They were either very prudish or "hang 10" had a completely different meaning back then.

In 1829, a foot of hail fell on Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Afterwards, the tusc were even loosa.

On this date in 1863, Confederate General "Stonewall" Jackson was accidentally shot by his own men during the battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia; he died 8 days later. Worst going away party ever.

In 1878, the U.S. mint quit producing a 20-cent piece.
Some of the Temperance League supporters didn't like it when you were referring to them as a fifth of a dollar.
It practically destroyed the career of the first pioneer rapper, 20 Cent.
From that day forward, when someone asked if you had "change for a 20?", you knew they were talking dollars.
Of course, getting rid of it made it a lot harder to get change for an 80-cent piece.
Being a fifth of a dollar, there was too much confusion when panhandlers would ask, "Can you spare a fifth?"

On this date in 1885, the first "Good Housekeeping" magazine was published. Among the first articles in the magazine: "Dusting-tool of the devil?" and "Vacuums: why they suck!"

In 1885, the very first issue of Good Housekeeping was published. Actually, back then, it was "Good Cabin Keeping."

On this date in 1945, the FCC approved regularly scheduled TV programming. Up until then, when they wanted to interrupt the regularly scheduled program, they had nothing.

In 1946, the movie "The Postman Always Rings Twice" opened in theaters. It was the much more popular sequel to the movie, "The Postman Sometimes Rings Once."

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