By Tim ONeill
Funny Guy 

First paper money, Reagan accepts nomination

This week in history


Which are real?...

July 17: 1861—At the urging of wallet makers and money clip manufacturers, Congress authorizes the printing of paper money. 1935—Variety publishes an article about how rural inhabitants dislike Hollywood’s depiction of their lives in rural areas. The entertainment newspaper’s headline is “Sticks Nix Hick Pix.” 1980—Ronald Reagan accepts the GOP’s presidential nomination. 2236—Archaeologists discover homes made of straw, wood, and brick near the skeletal remains of three pigs. Veterinary pathologists conclude the pigs were actually mid-sized rather than little. Born: Pat McCormick (1934). Died: Billie Holiday (1959). Yellow Pig Day. Today’s Word: Keel...

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