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Today is Monday, January 7

Thank You, Doug!

Today's Bonehead Award: 
Floridian who asked police to test his meth 
is now a wanted man on the run

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Today, January 7 in
1785 French aeronaut/balloonist Jean-Pierre Blanchard
successfully made the first air-crossing of the English Channel
from the English coast to France. He used a coal fired hot air
balloon.
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___________________________________________________ An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by Douglas-Kelly, 50, Hawthorne, Floriduh Floridian who asked police to test his meth is now a wanted man on the run A Floridian who actually brought methamphetamine to a police station to have it tested is now a wanted man, according to court records. Douglas Kelly, 50, was arrested last year on a felony narcotics possession charge. After posting $2500 bond, he was freed from the Putnam County jail. But when he failed to show for subsequent court hearings, a judge issued an arrest warrant for Kelly, who told police he lived in Hawthorne, a city about 15 miles east of Gainesville. Pictured above, Kelly was arrested after calling cops to say that he believed a meth dealer had rooked him. Kelly told investigators that he wanted to “press charges” against the dealer if a test determined that he had “been given the wrong narcotics,” according to a police report. Kelly explained to a Putnam County Sheriff’s Office deputy that he had a “violent reaction” after smoking what he thought was “speed,” but now suspected was Flakka, the synthetic stimulant. After detailing his concerns, Kelly drove to the precinct "to have the illegal narcotics tested," deputies noted. Kelly provided cops with a piece of aluminum foil that contained a “clear, crystal-like substance” that tested positive for methamphetamine. When police catch up with Kelly, he will likely face a second felony rap for bail jumping.
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DURING OUR Marine boot-camp class on combat gear, the drill instructor told us to put on the equipment we had been issued; then he would inspect us. Soon after, a frantic recruit, helmet liner in hand, ran up to the DI. "Sir," he began, "the private's helmet liner does not fit the private's head, sir." The DI, obviously perturbed that the recruit hadn't listened to his instructions on how to adjust the liner, looked into the Marine's face. "Okay, private," he said. "This is what I want you to do. Go into the gear locker, find a new head to fit your helmet liner and use that one!" ___________________________________________________

Today January 7 in
1558 Calais, the last English possession on mainland France, was
recaptured by the French. 

1610 Galileo Galilei sighted four of Jupiter's moons. He named
them Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto. 

1782 The Bank of North America opened in Philadelphia. It was the
first commercial bank in the United States. 

1785 French aeronaut/balloonist Jean-Pierre Blanchard
successfully made the first air-crossing of the English Channel
from the English coast to France. He used a coal fired hot air
balloon.

1887 Thomas Stevens completed the first worldwide bicycle trip.
He started his trip in April 1884. Stevens and his bike traveled
13,500 miles in almost three years time. 

1894 W.K. Dickson received a patent for motion picture film. 

1896 The "Fannie Farmer Cookbook" was published. 

1904 The distress signal "CQD" was established. Two years later
"SOS" became the radio distress signal because it was quicker to
send by wireless radio. 

1927 Transatlantic telephone service began between New York and
London. 31 calls were made on this first day. 

1927 In Hinckley IL, the Harlem Globetrotters played their first
game. 

1929 The debut of "Buck Rogers 2429 A.D." occurred in newspapers
around the U.S. The title of the comic strip was later changed to
"Buck Rogers in the 25th Century." 

1932 Chancellor Heinrich Brüning declared that Germany cannot,
and will not, resume reparations payments. 

1935 French Foreign Minister Pierre Laval and Italian Prime
Minister Benito Mussolini signed the Italo-French agreements. 

1940 "Gene Autry’s Melody Ranch" debuted on CBS Radio. The show
aired for 16 years. 

1942 The World War II siege of Bataan began. 

1949 The announcement of the first photograph of genes was shown
at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. 

1953 U.S. President Harry Truman announced the development of the
hydrogen bomb. 

1954 The Duoscopic TV receiver was unveiled this day. The TV set
allowed the watching of two different shows at the same time. 

1959 The United States recognized Fidel Castro's new government
in Cuba. 

1975 OPEC agreed to raise crude oil prices by 10%, which began a
time of world economic inflation. 

1979 Vietnamese forces captured the Cambodian capital of Phnom
Penh, overthrowing the Khmer Rouge government. 

1980 U.S. President Jimmy Carter signed legislation that
authorized $1.5 billion in loans for the bail out of Chrysler
Corp.

1989 Crown Prince Akihito became the emperor of Japan following
the death of his father, Emperor Hirohito. 

1990 The Leaning Tower of Pisa was closed to the public. The
accelerated rate of "leaning" raised fears for the safety of its
visitors. 

1996 One of the biggest blizzards in U.S. history hit the eastern
states. More than 100 deaths were later blamed on the severe
weather. 

1998 Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky signed an
affidavit denying that she had an affair with U.S. President
Clinton. 

1999 U.S. President Clinton went on trial before the Senate. It
was only the second time in U.S. history that an impeached
president had gone to trial. Clinton was later acquitted of
perjury and obstruction of justice charges. 

2002 Microsoft Corp. chairman Bill Gates introduced a new device
code named Mira. The device was tablet-like and was a cross
between a handheld computer and a TV remote control. 

2009 Russia shut off all gas supplies to Europe through Ukraine.
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin publicly endorsed the move and
urged greater international involvement in the energy dispute. 

2018  smiled.


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