“Huh…not a lot of shit went down on October 9th. Huh.”
~AFFotD Editor-in-Chief, Johnny Roosevelt
Some days in history are kind of boring. But AFFotD on Sundays is always lazy. So even on a day like, say, hypothetically, October 9th or something, when there’s very little that happened, we’re still going to present…
Today’s Date in American History (American Version)
1812- “Really, nothing happened of note at all in America until 1812 on this day? That sucks!” Yeah, we feel ya, reader. On the plus side, a naval battle happened on Lake Erie where the US Navy captured two British ships, so that’s pretty cool.
1873- “Holy crap, that’s like 60 years later! Nothing between these two?” Nope, not really. But the U.S. Naval Institute was established, so that’s cool.
1888- The Washington Monument opens to the public, who remark that it in no way looks like a penis.
1919- After the Black Sox scandal, the Cincinnati Reds win the World Series. You probably heard about it in that movie, Field of Dreams.
2011- Something about America Fun Fact of the Day.