This Day in History, January 14th
January 14th 2008 00:14
This Day in History
1639 - Connecticut's first constitution, the "Fundamental Orders," was adopted.
1784 - The United States ratified a peace treaty with England ending the Revolutionary War.
1794 - Dr. Jesse Bennett of Edom, Va., performed the first successful Caesarean section.
1878 - Alexander Graham Bell demonstrated the telephone for Britain's Queen Victoria.
1914 - Henry Ford introduced the assembly line method of manufacturing cars, allowing completion of one Model-T Ford every 90 minutes.
1940 - NFL Pro Bowl: Green Bay beats NFL All-Stars 16-7
1943 - Franklin D. Roosevelt becomes the first President of the United States to travel via airplane while in office.
1951 - The National Football League has its first Pro Bowl Game (Los Angeles, California).
1952 - NBC's "Today," the program that started the morning news show format premiered.
1954 - New York Yankee Joe DiMaggio marries actress Marilyn Monroe(It lasted 9 months)
1956 - Little Richard releases "Tutti Frutti"
1960 - U.S. Army promoted Elvis Presley to Sergeant
1964 - George Wallace was inaugurated as the governor of Alabama, promising his followers, "Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever!"
1964 - Jacqueline Kennedy's 1st public appearance (TV) since JFK’s assassination
1968 - Superbowl II: Green Bay Packers beat Oakland Raiders, 33-14 in Miami Superbowl MVP: Bart Starr, Green Bay, QB
1969 - Explosions aboard the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Enterprise off Hawaii killed 25 men
1972 - "Sanford and Son" starring Redd Foxx premieres on NBC TV
1973 - The Miami Dolphins defeated the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl VII and became the first NFL team to go undefeated in a season.
1979 - President Carter proposes Martin Luther King's birthday be a holiday
1980 - Gold reached a record price, exceeding $800 an ounce.
1980 - "Blues Brothers" movie with Dan Akroyd & John Belushi opens
1987 - Catfish Hunter & Billy Williams are elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1990 - The "Simpsons" premiered on Fox-TV
1993 - David Letterman announces his show is moving from NBC to CBS
1998 - Researchers in Texas present findings about an enzyme that slows aging and cell death
2000 - Thousands of Cubans marched in Havana to demand that 6-year-old refugee Elian Gonzalez be returned to his father in Cuba. The boy's mother had drowned as they tried to enter the United States; the child was turned over to a great-uncle in Miami.
2003 - Bankrupt retailer Kmart told employees it would close another 326 stores and a distribution center, eliminating more than 30,000 jobs.
2004 - U.S. President George W. Bush outlined a plan to establish a U.S. colony on the moon from where manned expeditions to Mars could be launched.
2005 - U.S. Army reservist, Spc. Charles Graner, was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for abusing detainees at Iraq's infamous Abu Ghraib prison.
2006 - The head of a European inquiry into allegations the CIA ran secret detention camps blamed the United States for torture and Europe for ignoring it.
1730 - William Whipple merchant/judge/patriot (Declaration of Independence signer)
1741 - Benedict Arnold US General turned traitor (Revolutionary War)Died 1801
1919 - Andy Rooney Albany NY, CBS news correspondent (60 Minutes)
1932 - “Big Daddy” Don Garlits, Drag-Racer(He was the first to surpass 170, 180, 200, 240, 250, 260, and 270 miles per hour, his fastest is 323mph)His cars name is Swamp Rat.
1966 - Daniel J Schneider Memphis TN, actor (Dennis-Head of the Class)
1968 - L L Cool J [James Todd Smith], St Albans NY, rapper/actor (Bigger & Deffer)
1957 - Humphrey Bogart actor (Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, The African Queen), dies at 57
1978 - Blossom Rock actress (Grandmamma-Addams Family), dies at 81
1984 - Ray Kroc founder of MacDonalds/owner San Diego Padres, dies at 82
1986 - Donna Reed actress (From Here to Eternity, It’s a Wonderful Life, Dallas), dies at 64
2006 - Shelley Winters, actress (The Diary of Anne Frank, A Patch of Blue, TV show Roseanne)
Joke of the Day
Biggest feet in the third grade
Ole's neighbor Sven had a boy, Sven Junior, who came home one day and asked, "Papa, I have da biggest feet in da third grade. Is dat becoss I'm Norvegian?"
"No," said Sven, "It's because you're NINETEEN."
May September Marriage
A 90 year old man shows up for a physical. He tells the doctor he is about to marry a 20 year old girl. "Really?" said the doctor. "You're healthy enough, I suppose, but take my advice. If you want a happy marriage, you should take in a boarder. Do you know what I mean?" The old man says, "OK, doc. I'll think about it." Six months later, the doctor sees the old man on the street. He asks him how his new marriage is working out. "Great doc! In fact, my wife is pregnant." The doctor nods knowlingly and says, "So you took my advice and took in a boarder?" The old man winked and said, "Yep. And she's pregnant too!"
Greatest male skier to ski naked
Wengen, Switzerland, January 10 2007. 29-year-old Austrian World Cup skier Rainer Schoenfelder went on a ski run naked, wearing only skis, boots and a helmet. The sportsman appeared on the ski track naked after losing bet to his doctor.
World’s Biggest Lock
During 2003 Haji Javed Iqbal Khokhar from Gujranwala, Pakistan broke the record for the biggest lock in the world. The lock uses a digital electronic system, has a height of 11-½ ft, a width of 4-½ ft and a depth of 25 inches and weighs a colossal 4,151 lbs., plus a key weight of 264 ½ lbs..
"World's Longest Kiss"
Longest continues kiss is 31 hours 18 minutes & 33 seconds by St. Andrea Sarti and Anna Chen of Italy on June 15 2004(I wonder if they got chapped lips?)
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