Thursday, July 29, 2010

On this day in 1965, The Beatles’ movie Help premiered, with Queen Elizabeth attending… They say that when Her Majesty went to buy Milk Duds, they stopped the projector.

On this day in 1981, a series of stamps was issued to commemorate the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Di. Most of them were collected and not actually posted… Apparently, folks are reluctant to lick anything with the likeness of Prince Charles.

On this day in 1981, the Prince of Wales married Lady Diana Spencer… They say when Lady Di recited her marriage vows, Prince Charles was all ears.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

On this day in 1858, fingerprints were 1st used as a means of identification… Some say it’s amazing that every fingerprint is different, while so many Bruce Willis movies are so similar.

On this day in 1933, the 1st singing telegram was delivered to Rudy Vallee in NYC… It’s rumored that in Las Vegas you can get a singing mammogram.

On this day in 1786, Sir Thomas Harriot brought the 1st potatoes to Britain… Without them, McDonalds employees would ask “Would you like napkins with that?”

Thursday, July 8, 2010

On this day in 1974, Yankee short stop Jim Mason tied a record with 4 doubles in 9 innings… Although some New York fans have surpassed that during happy hour.

On this day in 1816, the Liberty Bell cracked again… Some say the Avon lady was sought for questioning.

On this day in 1839, John D. Rockefeller was born… He was so rich and powerful, if he was overheard ordering Baked Alaska, it affected real estate prices.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

On this day in 1982, Queen Elizabeth woke to a strange man sitting on her bed who asked for a cigarette… Some say that used to happen to Madonna almost every day.

On this day in 1927, former Tonight Show bandleader Doc Severinsen was born… Doc’s jacket was louder than his trumpet… He was offended when Ed McMahon laughed at his jacket, till someone pointed out that Ed laughed at everything.

On this day in 1990, Martina Navratilova won a record 9th Wimbledon singles title… Trivia: If you could spell Martina Navratilova while playing Scrabble, you could coast for the rest of the game.