Twinkies Were Invented. Yes! Twinkies. I Love Twinkies
April 6th, Twinkies, TV Dinners and Barney, “I Love You, You Love Me, We’re a happy family….”
1830 – The CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS was organized by JOSEPH SMITH in Fayette, New York.
1868 – Mormon Church leader and Utah governor BRIGHAM YOUNG married his 27th and final wife. He was 69. He had 47 children.
1926 – Q-TIPS COTTON SWABS were introduced. At the time, they were called “BABY GAYS”.
1930 – HOSTESS TWINKIES WERE INVENTED. Interesting fact: You know that urban legend that Twinkies have a shelf life of many years? That’s actually not true. A Twinkie’s shelf life is really only about 25 days.
1930 – HAROLD “BUNNY” LEVITT made 499 CONSECUTIVE FREE THROWS. He missed on his 500th try. Then he made 371 more shots without a miss. The Harlem Globetrotters offered $1,000 to anyone who could beat his record.
1954 – TV DINNERS WERE FIRST PUT ON SALE BY SWANSON & SONS.
1968 – PINK FLOYD announced that founder SYD BARRETT had officially left the group due to psychiatric disorders compounded by drug use.
1973 – Baseball died a little bit when RON BLOMBERG became the FIRST DESIGNATED HITTER in the pros.
1987 – GENE AUTRY became the first person ever honored with FIVE STARS ON THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME . one for each of the five categories in which stars are awarded: Motion Pictures, Television, Radio, Recording and Live Theater.
1991 – Former child actor ADAM RICH was arrested for breaking into a pharmacy. He’s best known as adorable little Nicholas Bradford on “Eight Is Enough”.
1992 – “BARNEY AND FRIENDS” DEBUTED ON PBS.
1993 – Ex-KISS drummer PETER CRISS settled out of court with the “Star” tabloid. He had filed a lawsuit against them for a story that claimed he was a homeless alcoholic. But he was NOT an alcoholic.
1998 – Country legend TAMMY WYNETTE died at her home in Nashville. She was 55 years old.
1999 – The nation was SHOCKED when CARMEN ELECTRA filed for a divorce from DENNIS RODMAN. They had only been married for six months.