Oh my gosh everyone. This massive beast of a day is upon us. Who knows what amazing things will happen today that could one day join all the other insanely impressive things that have happened on this very day? Now, keep in mind these are totally random coincidental events that have all been strung together on this day like a beautiful popcorn necklace of time. That’s right, from technology to culture to two grown men beating the ever loving crap out of each other, this day has it all. Only one song can possible sum up the experience and emotional weight this day has. Mama Said.
Oct 1, 1721 – Animal News: On this day people anxiously waited on the docks of Boston, MA waiting for the arrival of the first imported African Camel to the United States. The boat and precious cargo would arrive in the early hours of the following morning. Wonder if people waited for it back then like we’re about to do for the new Star Wars movie? Anyway, a lot of people waited on a camel today, that’s something…right? Talk about a hump day distraction…
Oct 1, 1880 – Technology News: Famous inventor and all around bragger Thomas Edison had a very bright idea, he opened his first lamp factory.
Oct 1, 1890 – Conservation News: Yosemite National Park is established today in California. It’s still there and its still beautiful, thank you Abe Lincoln and John Muir for the much needed push here.
Oct 1, 1908 – Car News: The Model T hits the market. About 10 seconds later road rage was born and the American dream started to get in gear, literally.
Oct 1, 1950 – Birthday News: Randy Quaid is born! A little while later buncha aliens got destroyed.
Oct 1, 1964 – Transportation News / Total Embarrassment of American Urban Planning Culture News: That’s right, in 1964 Japan unveiled its first Bullet Train. Meanwhile half a century later most Americans still get around in a car…50 years y’all. Get motivated and involved.
Oct 1, 1971 – Disney News: Disney World in Flordia opened. This is also the first day in the history of Florida where the news did not involve a drunk ex breaking into someone else’s house and trying to mate with an animal of some sort…or something. The point is, Florida news is usually weird. Anyway, yay for Mickey.
Oct 1, 1975 – Boxing News: Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier beat the ever loving stuffings out of each other in the Thrilla In Manila.
Oct 1, 1982 – Music News: Sony releases their first compact disc player, that’s what they used to use before the internet got involved and stole all of Lars’ money, back in the day.
Clearly not a day to waste, please use it wisely.