It Happened On #91

It’s It Happened On 91, only 9 left before I stop so enjoy while you can

We got a decent amount of snow last night, the first real snowfall of this winter. It missed Christmas by one day. Would have been nice to get a white Christmas

It happened on December 27 2004…in a game against the San Diego Chargers, quarterback Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts finds wide receiver Brandon Stokely in the end zone for his 49th touchdown pass of the season, breaking the previous NFL single-season record held by Dan Marino of the Miami Dolphins

Manning’s record stood until 2007, when Tom Brady of the New England Patriots threw 50 touchdowns in a single season

Also on December 27 1941, the federal Office of Price Administration initiates its first rationing program in support of the American effort in World War II: It mandates that from that day on, no driver will be permitted to own more than five automobile tires

Meanwhile, in Canada, on December 27 1972, Lester B. ‘Mike’ Pearson dies at age 75. Pearson was a diplomat and Liberal Prime Minister. He also won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in the Suez Crisis of 1956, setting up a UN peacekeeping force to help the British and French extract themselves from Egypt. His government is credited with bringing in medicare and the Canada Pension Plan

What the heck is “The Office of Price Administration”? Never heard of it before. Sounds made up

 

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