Here is a mash-up of this obscure British Comedy Troupe Monty Python -
I wonder what ever happened to them.
January 3, 1952 -
The ominous, four-note introduction to the brass and tympani theme music, then the staccato voice over intoned, Ladies and gentlemen: the story you are about to hear is true.
The first regularly scheduled episode of Dragnet premiered on this date.
January 3, 1973 -
The Columbia Broadcasting System sold the New York Yankees to a 12-man syndicate headed by George Steinbrenner for $10 million.
January 3, 2000 -
The last daily Peanuts strip ran. (2000) The comic strip, which centered around the iconic Charlie Brown, his dog Snoopy, and their friends, had been running since 1950.
Today's gift count: you currently have 10 Leaping Lords, 18 Rockettes, 24 young milkmaid, 28 Swans making a racket, 30 geese a' laying, 30 golden rings, 28 calling birds, 24 French hens, 18 turtledoves and 10 partridges in their respective pear trees.
Today in History:
January 3, 1496 -
Leonardo da Vinci unsuccessfully tests a flying machine of his own design on this date. He designed many flying machines, some of which have actually tested successfully in modern times.
January 3, 1521 -
Pope Leo X still angry about the defacing of Castle Church of Wittenberg, released his papal bull Decet Romanum Pontificem and excommunicated Martin Luther for challenging church doctrine on this date.
January 3, 1870 -
the grandest physical habitat and surroundings of land and water the globe affords ...
January 3, 1953 -
Frances Bolton and her son, Oliver from Ohio, became the first mother and son to serve simultaneously in the U.S. Congress.
January 3, 1959 -
A new U.S. flag of 13 stripes and 49 stars waved in the air, on this date.
Alaska became the 49th state in the United States
January 3, 1962 -
Pope John XXIII excommunicated Fidel Castro on this date.
January 3, 1967 -
Jack Ruby died of natural causes at Parkland Hospital, on this date, where Lee Harvey Oswald had died and President Kennedy had been pronounced dead after his assassination.
January 3, 1969 -
In New Jersey, 30,000 copies of John and Yoko's album Two Virgins are confiscated because the cover is deemed obscene.
Kids, go ask your parents what albums were.
Before you go: Since most of you are snowed in today, I found a gift way in the back of the tree
Why not sit down and enjoy it.
And so it goes