Archives from April, 2011

Apr 11

Today in Hystery May 1st

“On this day in 1889, Bayer first introduced Aspirin in Germany. Prior to that, if you lived with a constant headache, the only relief was to divorce him.”

Apr 11

Today in Hystery April 30th

“On this day in 1952, Mr. Potato Head became the first toy to be advertised on television. It’s still big today while its competitors have faded away, like Mrs. Squash Bottom and Mr. Broccoli Hair.”

Apr 11

Today in Hystery April 29th

“On this day in 1852, the first edition of Peter Roget’s Thesaurus was published. People were thrilled, pleased, overjoyed, ecstatic, glad, enchanted, charmed and tickled pink.”

Apr 11

Today in Hystery April 28th

“On this day in 585, the ancient kingdoms of Lydia and Media were busy waging a war when, suddenly, a solar eclipse happened, and, of course, nobody could see anything so they just packed it in. Too bad there weren’t more solar eclipses in history.”