Posts Tagged: alexander graham bell

Mar 11

Today in Hystery March 10th

“On this day in 1896, heavyweight boxer Bob Fitzsimmons knocked out his much larger opponent, Jim Corbett, to win the World Heavyweight Boxing Championship. When they asked him about it afterward he said…drum roll, please…”The bigger they are, the harder they fall”. Okay, now, if only I can find out when the phrase “You’re welcome” became “No problem”.

Mar 11

Today in Hystery March 7th

“On his day in 1933, the game of “Monopoly” was invented. These days, as you’ve probably noticed there are so many versions of Monopoly for sale I can’t keep up. The latest I saw was Google-Opoly, where every space says Google. Finally, we understand what the word ‘monopoly’ means!”

Jan 11

Today in Hystery January 25th

“If your birthday is January 25th, you share it with Scotland’s greatest poet, Robert Burns, who was born on this day in 1759. His birthday is celebrated every year on this date by people gathering together, getting hammered on Scotch and eating a sheep’s stomach. The evening of the 25th is absolutely fabulous. The morning of the 26th…not so fabulous.”