He’s considered one of the greatest baseball pitchers of all time. He made his major league debut with the Cleveland Indians when he was just 17 years old and the following year when he graduated from high school – the ceremony was broadcast nationally on NBC Radio.
I hate ‘em – but some people can’t get enough of ‘em - especially at Easter time – marshmallow peeps. They’re made by a Pennsylvania company and sell about a billion of these squishy, sugary things in the weeks leading up to Easter.
Today is Submarine Day. Is it a celebration of 12-inch sandwiches or underwater boats? Apparently it’s for the establishment of the U.S. Submarine Force in 1900. There was an experimental submarine that the Confederates built during the Civil War – the H. L. Hunley – it was only 40 feet long and the eight men inside powered it by sitting two by two across from each other and turning a crank to run the propeller. After the only successful attack on a Union ship, the Hunley was attacked and destroyed.
April 10th is considered Golfer’s or Golf Day. Not sure if it honors golfers, the sport, the weather, the beginning of the golf season, but no matter for many it’s an excuse to take a day off from work and play some golf. Problem in this area the day probably falls a little too early in spring and after the winter we had you’re not going to find any courses open.
We all have fears of something. Common ones are public speaking, heights, germs, flying, spiders and snakes. No matter how hard we might try, there's not a whole lot we can do about it. But there are some really unusual ones
It was on this date in 1879 that milk was sold in glass bottles for the first time. Before that milk was poured into whatever jugs, pails or other containers that the customers had. The whole process wasn’t very sanitary so some dairies began offering milk in glass fruit jars.
Today and every April 7th is World Health Day sponsored by United Nation's World Health Organization (WHO). It is an international event to emphasize and work on important health issues or problems. Each year it focuses on a different health theme.
Some people think it’s just gross, but I like that it’s fast and can be ready in five minutes. I have a couple of cans in my pantry. It’s a product of the Campbell Soup Company – Franco American Spaghetti. Just the plain variety is what I prefer. But the original is SpaghettiO’s.
We’re always told of the importance of eating well and good nutrition, but Americans love their candy. Last year we spent billions of dollars on candy. And what kind of candy do Americans like better than any other? Chocolate.
The very last one ever seen on television appeared at 11:50 PM on January 1st, 1971 on the Johnny Carson Show. After that they were never seen again – a TV commercial for cigarettes. Because it was on this day in 1970 President Richard Nixon signed a lawn banning cigarette ads on TV and radio.
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