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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Today in history- July 12

In 1933, Congress passed the first US federal minimum wage law that paid workers 33 cents per hour. Woo. (Hey, what ever happened to the cent symbol?)
My first job paid me $4.00 an hour. I worked behind the counter of a photo lab and rang up people's pictures and dusted frames. I even got to develop film and take passport photos every now and then. That was my first job. (4 bucks an hour. How did that satisfy my Hostess cupcake addiction of 1988?)

Tonight in 1979, there was mayhem in Comiskey. Some braniac thought it would be a great idea to have a promotion that would allow people to bring their disco records to the ballpark in exchange for a 98 cent ticket to the game. It was estimated that maybe 5,000 people would come, but 50,000 showed up, clamoring over the walls to get into Comiskey. Harry Caray sat in the box and commented along with Jimmy Piersall about the "strange people" afoot in the park. The DJ who promoted the event went out to the field with a "bomb" to destroy the disco records which ripped a hole into the outfield and seemed to invite the fans onto the field to start their own little fires. Caray and Piersall used the PA system to ask the fans to leave, but "Holy Cow!" it took Chicago police and their riot gear to do it. The White Sox had to forfeit the game to the Tigers because their manager would not let them onto the field as he felt it to be too dangerous. It was the only game the Tigers had ever won. (Just kidding. They are actually pretty good this year.)


Blogger I-66 said...

Mmmm... Disco Demolition Night...

you want a ¢ent symbol? ¢

7/12/2006 02:57:00 PM  
Blogger Tricia said...

type "¢" or press the alt key and hold down while typing "162" then release alt key.

¢ or ¢

neat huh ;)

7/12/2006 02:58:00 PM  
Blogger Tricia said...

lemme uh go read the rest of your post now heh.

7/12/2006 02:58:00 PM  
Blogger Tricia said...

and by "type '¢'" I meant type & + cent + ;

ill get out of your comments now,i swear

7/12/2006 03:01:00 PM  
Blogger I-66 said...

The alt code for it is 0162.

162 gets you this: ó

7/12/2006 03:03:00 PM  
Blogger Tricia said...

well poop. okokok so its alt + 0162. i suck.

oh i said i was getting out of your comments. oopsy.

7/12/2006 03:31:00 PM  

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