At one point in time, everybody knew Mr. Rogers. It was almost impossible to turn on the television and not catch Fred throwing on his signature cardigan or Bobo shoes and teaching people about the way bread is made or why dogs are constantly sticking their noses up one another's anus...
On this day in1885 some doofus from Belgium named King Leopold II decided to claim the Congo Free State -- a large area in Central Africa -- as "his," which is apparently something you could decide in the 1800s.
On February 1,1979 Patty Hearst -- a young woman made famous after being brainwashed by her kidnappers and robbing a bank -- was released from prison after serving 22 months for robbing a bank with her captors.
On this day in 1980, Paul McCartney was finally released after nine days in a Tokyo jail, following his arrest for attempting to walk through the Tokyo airport customs with a half pound of weed during his tour with Wings.
It's almost the weekend, which is my favorite time to crack open a can of...well, if I'm honest, these days it's usually PBR. Times are tough, but not as tough as they probably were before this day in 1935, when the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company delivered it's first batch of 2,000 cans of Kruege…
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1643: The first legal divorce in the American colonies takes place (more info) 1925: Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming becomes the first female governor in the United States (more info)
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1870: The construction of the Brooklyn Bridge begins (more info) 1938: The March of Dimes is established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt (more info)