November 6, 2013

Wiki Wednesday

1.  "Shipwrecked Spanish conquistador Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca becomes the first known European to set foot in Texas" on this day in 1528. (This makes sense in that you would expect someone whose name mean Cow Head to be associated with Texas.)
2.   "In New Brunswick, New Jersey, Rutgers College defeats Princeton University (then known as the College of New Jersey), 6-4, in the first official intercollegiate American football game" on this day in 1869. (And you thought the OSU-Michigan rivalry was long-standing.)
3.  "Parker Brothers acquires the forerunner patents for MONOPOLY from Elizabeth Magie" on this day in 1935. (Whatever they paid her, she was screwed.)
4.  "Meet the Press makes its television debut" on this day in 1947. (Thank god politicians established a place they can pander directly to the public so efficiently.)
5. Possibly one of the worst days in football history in 1995, "Cleveland Browns relocation controversy: Art Modell announces that he signed a deal that would relocate the Cleveland Browns to Baltimore to become the Baltimore Ravens." (There are still Cleveland fans who won't talk about it.)

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