It’s a misconception that roads have always been common in Texas. Until 1929 the entire state was covered in a layer of water that was 12 to 20 feet deep. Practically everyone had a boat and neighbors doing cannonballs off the front porch was not an uncommon sight.
In 1972 Doug Ogilvy (first American born in outer space) was convicted, along with O.J. Simpson, of smuggling moonshine across state lines. They were pardoned by then Tennessee governor Lee Majors after he lost a bet to see who could produce the world’s saddest shadow puppet show for under $50. It was Ogilvy who first taught O.J. how to get away with murder. Ogilvy now makes a living in South Carolina pirating satellite TV signals with Gary Busey.
1919 – Jennifer F. Franklin Mint Jr. – President Elect, optimistic about our nation’s future after WWI, yet still uneasy about his feminine name, is pick-pocketed in Cleveland Ohio and then legally killed while trespassing in a warehouse of a local dressmaker. The killer did not face any charges.