It's a Historic day in the U.S. And not only for the obvious reasons. On this date in history, many memorable things have occurred. John F. Kennedy became the youngest elected president in 1960. Abraham Lincoln was re-elected in 1864, Doc Holliday died of tuberculosis in 1887, Author Margaret Mitchell was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1900 and a German scientist accidentally discovered X-Rays in 1895. And of no relation at all to current events, Adolf Hitler survived an assassination attempt on this date in 1939.
As we make our own bit of history, good or bad, here's an Election Day Grind with a melting pot of links to celebrate making it through this long, harrowing nightmare of an election year.
- From doughnuts to free childcare, find all your Election Day Freebies Right Here.
- Those little "I Voted" Stickers are a $30 million per year business. Read about their origins here.
- Susan B. Anthony's grave is a popular place to go on Election Night.
- I like this motto, "Vote While You Float". The only American not on planet Earth cast his vote.
- Ahh, the good old days. "Prior to 1880, it was seen as "beneath a candidate" to actively seek the Presidency by traveling and talking about themselves. Candidates would have surrogates campaign and boast on their behalf." Imagine the bliss of that for a moment, then go read, "The Presidential Candidate Who Campaigned From His Porch."
- "Reason 58,863,019 Why We're Glad This Election Is Almost Over".
- Ancient Greece was a democratic model for the U.S. Government, but our founders smartly decided to leave a few facets of Greek Democracy out.
- A nice summation to the past 16 months: "America The Beautiful's Ugly Election".
- And finally, one I think we're all gonna need either way: "How To Be A Better Forgiver".
...The Last Drop
And if that whole "Bygones be Bygones forgiveness thing" doesn't work for you, how about, "Your Election Night Drinking Guide".
I'll be back tomorrow with beautiful, blissful music and everything NOT about the election. See how positive I am? I'm assuming there will be a tomorrow. In the words of NKOTB, "Hang tough."