1908 - The FIRST BOY SCOUT TROOP was organized . . . in England, by Sir Robert Baden-Powell, a general in the British Army.
1935 - "Kruger Cream Ale," brewed by KRUGER BREWING COMPANY becomes the first beer sold in a can.
1922 - Genius Christian K. Nelson of Onawa, Iowa, patented the ESKIMO PIE!!!
1960 - JOHNNY PRESTON GOT A #1 HIT WITH "RUNNING BEAR"!!! (???)
1964 - The first "SPORTS ILLUSTRATED" SWIMSUIT ISSUE was published. (--Some model named Babette March was featured on the cover.)
1970 - It was announced that JOHN LENNON and "SUCCUBUS" YOKO ONO had shaved their heads to commemorate the start of Year One for Peace. (???)
1975 - LARRY FINE (of THE THREE STOOGES) died of a stroke at the age of 75.
1982 - The SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS beat the CINCINNATI BENGALS, 26-21, in SUPER BOWL 16. It was the 49ers' first Super Bowl win. JOE MONTANA was voted the game's MVP.
1984 - A London judge fined LINDA MCCARTNEY $140 for trying to smuggle CANNABIS into England.
1984 - Apple Computers unveils the Macintosh personal computer. To the best of our knowledge, no one was wearing a black turtleneck when the announcement was made.
1989 - TED BUNDY FRIED IN THE FLORIDA ELECTRIC CHAIR.
1992 - The jealous producer of the NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK masterpiece, "HANGIN' TOUGH", claimed that the beautiful boys (except for Danny . . . he was quite fugly) only sang about 20% of the lyrics!!!
(--The lying meany sued our New Kids for a few million bucks for creative contributions and royalties. However, the gorgeous group (except for Danny . . . he was quite fugly) kept HANGIN' TOUGH.)
(--They denied the allegations . . . and the silly suit was eventually dropped. JUSTICE WAS SERVED!!! See . . . The System DOES Work!!! WELL, IT DOES!!!)
1996 - The FDA approved OLESTRA . . . the first zero-calorie artificial fat . . . even though one of the admitted potential side effects was, quote, "anal leakage". (???)
2001 - HALLE BERRY married her second husband, SEX ADDICT ERIC BENET. When their divorce was finalized, thanks to an iron-clad prenup, he got NOTHING.
2006 - CHRIS PENN, the chubby brother of SEAN PENN, was found DEAD in a condo near the beach in Santa Monica, California, at the age of 40. (--His death was ruled accidental by the coroner's office. He suffered from an enlarged heart.)
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