By Tim ONeill
Funny guy 

Stock market crashes, Statue of Liberty dedicated, first match

This week in history


Which are real?...

Oct. 23: 1994—Floyd “Floyd” Hinterbock is the first teenager to say something “sucks.” The term came from trumpet jazz musicians—a good horn player was said to “blow,” meaning he was a good player. A bad player was said to have sucked, meaning he was so bad he was sucking on the horn instead of blowing into it. Born: Weird Al Yankovic (1959). Died: Al Jolson 1950. National Mole Day. Today’s Word: Ebaptization—stating someone has not been baptized properly.

Oct. 24: 1836—A patent is issued for the match. 1901—Anna Taylor becomes the first woman to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel. 1971—An arrow shot by a foot bow travels 1 mile and 268 yards fo...

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