Thursday, March 11, 2010


  • 1302 Romeo and Juliet were married (according to Bill Shakespeare)
  • 1847 Johnny Appleseed died (and is now known as Johnny Appleseed Day)
  • 1930 Babe Ruth signed a two-year contract with the New York Yankees for the sum of $80,000 (the average cost of a new house in 1930 was $7,000)
  • 1969 Levi-Strauss started selling bell-bottomed jeans 

When  baseball legend, Babe Ruth, was told that he earned more money than the President of the United States, Herbert Hoover, the ‘Sultan of Swat’ replied: “I’ve had a better year!”

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