America Fun Fact of the Day 10/23- October 23rd in American History

“You realize we’re watching the game, right?  Leave us alone.”

~AFFotD Staffers

You know, we haven’t mentioned part of the contributing factor to why we half-ass our Sunday entries with a rundown of things that happened before on this particular day in history.  That factor, of course, is football, which combines our love of gambling with our love of watching millionaires bash each other so hard they take years off their life expectancy.

Ahh, it’s a beautiful thing.  Now sit tight for…

Today’s Date in American History (America Version)

1850- The first National Women’s Rights Convention was held in Worcester, Massachusetts.  We’d make a joke about that, but some of our staff members would like to be able to have sex with their wives for the next month.

1861- Abraham Lincoln temporarily suspends habeus corpus because fuck you, Confederacy, that’s why.

1915- Some 30,o00 women march for the right to vote.  Again, we’re not saying anything.  Uh.  Good for them?

1970- Gary Gabelich sets a land speed record that pretty has been demolished all the time since then.

2001- Apple announced the ipod.  Too soon to make a Steve Jobs joke?

2011-  Yeah, probably too soon for a Steve Jobs joke.  AFFotD isn’t gonna go there.

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