Monday, September 9, 2013

Today's History lesson

DO you know what happened 
163 years ago this summer?

September 9, 1850

California became a state!

The people had no electricity.

The state had no money.

Almost everyone spoke Spanish.

There were gunfights in the streets.

So basically NOTHING has changed except,

then the women had real boobs 
and the men didn't hold hands.

That, my friends,

is the history lesson for today.
Thanx to stories etc.
Morning Pic Dump

Birthdays on September 9th
1828 - Leo Tolstoy
1966 - Adam Sandler
1941 - Dennis Ritchie
1928 - Sol LeWitt
1960 - Hugh Grant

Todays pic Dump

Blast from the Past
Afternoon Funnies


Today in History

Lead Story
President's child born in White House, 1893
American Revolution
Congress renames the nation "United States of America", 1776
President Johnson signs the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act, 1966
Civil War
Yankees capture Chattanooga, 1863
Cold War
Mao Zedong Dies, 1976
The Boston police department goes on strike, 1919
Powerful earthquake rocks Algeria, 1954
General Interest
Riot at Attica prison, 1971
Chairman Mao dies, 1976
Audiences are treated to surprise preview of Gone with the Wind, 1939
Alice B. Toklas moves in permanently with Gertrude Stein, 1910
Old West
California becomes the 31st state in record time, 1850
Cleveland baby born in White House, 1893
Sandy Koufax pitches perfect game, 1965
Vietnam War
Hackney receives Medal of Honor, 1967
Ho Chi Minh buried in Hanoi, 1969
DeBellevue becomes leading American Ace, 1972
World War I
U.S. Secretary of State Lansing demands recall of Austro-Hungarian ambassador, 1914
World War II
Japanese bomb U.S. mainland, 1942
Allies land at Salerno and Taranto, 1943

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