Elvis Aaron Presley was born today in 1935. On his 10th birthday he was brought to the Tupelo Hardware Company to pick out a present. After being refused a rifle, Elvis settled on a guitar, which was purchased for $7.75.
While Elvis might be the coolest guy that ever lived, the biggest nerd that ever lived (and we mean that in the best possible way), Stephen Hawking was born today seven years later.
Today in 1790 George Washington gave the first ever State of the Union Address from New York, New York. Everyone was pissed because it bumped “Hoarders, Roanoke” from the TV schedule.
Today in 1835 the national debt was at zero for the only time. We bought some half off Christmas candy the next day and it was all down hill from there.
Today in 2000 saw, “The Music City Miracle.” Trailing the Buffalo Bills 16-15 with just 16 seconds left, the Titans Lorenzo Neal fielded a kickoff and gave it to tight end Frank Wycheck who tossed it across the field to Kevin Dyson, who took it 75 yards for a touchdown and a 22-16 win for Tennessee, who lost in the Super Bowl that year.
– Bill Hubbell