“Who else is ready for Memorial Day weekend? Alright, just do one of those lazy ‘This Day in American History’ things.”
~AFFotD’s Editor-in-Chief Johnny Roosevelt
As we prepare for our hyper-American Memorial Day barbeque, where we basically replace charcoal with Bacardi 151 while swapping out hamburgers and hog dogs with…well, just larger version of hot dogs and hamburgers because you can’t get much more American than grilled hamburger and hot dogs, we like to take quiet reflection on this day that has, in the past, been a Memorial Day in its own right (maybe).
Anyway, we are just going to ramble off some things that happened today, okay?
Today’s American day in American history
1677- The “Treaty of Middle Plantation” was established, allowing Virginians and Indians to live in peace. Ha ha, we know, right?
1790- Rhode Island becomes the last of the 13 original colonies to ratify the Constitution. This led to the origin of the state’s motto, “Rhode Island- We’re not allowed to complain about how small we are because we spent so long pussyfooting about the constitution.”
1848- Wisconsin is added to the Union, making it the 30th state in the union. It was one of the shorter deliberations for statehood, as the case was made with the simple phrase, “Guys…have you seen our beer and cheese?”
1942- Bing Crosby records “White Christmas” as an elaborate orchestrated middle finger towards every state that does not get snow in the winter.
2001- The Supreme Court rules that Casey Martin can ride a cart in professional golf tournaments, because it’s not like there are other things we should be wasting our time figuring out.
2011- AFFotD celebrates Memorial Day weekend by half-assing a fun fact.