If you don't know I am huge history buff. I always thought I would grow up to be a high school history teacher. I love history and love to learn more and more about history. Everyday I have a service that I get famous birthdays and what happened on this day. So everyday I am exciting to see what had happened in history.  So when I was reading today historical moments, I thought these were worth sharing.

1752 Benjamin Franklin flew a kite in a storm to prove lightening and electricity were the same.

1775 George Washington was chosen by Congress to be the commander and chief of the U.S Army.

1836 Arkansas became the 25th state.

1844 Charles Goodyear received the patent to strengthen rubber.

1969 Hee Haw premiered on CBS Loretta Lyn and Charley Pride were the hosts that night.

1976 The Houston Astrodome has its first and only rained out game. Houston flooded so bad no one could get to the game, but the field was completely dry.

1995 "If the glove doesn't fit you must acquit." This the day OJ Simpson was forced to try on the gloves that were worn by Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman's killer

2014  The legendary Casey Casem passed away.

There are a lot of famous birthdays today as well:

North West

Leah Remini

Courtney Cox

Ice Cube

Helen Hunt

Jim Belushi

Today would have been Ernest's birthday. Jim Varney  Remember him from his movies Ernest Goes to Camp and Ernest Scared Straight. He was also in "Waterboy" with Adam Sandler.

Today would have also been country music legend Waylon Jennings, born in Littlefield, Texas. If we only had artists like Waylon in today's music

Waylon Jennings band 2018 tour
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