You do know who Alexander Graham Bell is, yes? I'm sure you've heard of his name at the very least maybe once or twice. Alexander Graham Bell is the man who invented the telephone. Today's holiday is dedicated to when Bell got his patent that led up to him inventing the phone back in 1876...
Everyone knows Christmas Day is all about tearing open presents, spending time with loved ones, gorging on lots of good food and celebrating the holiday spirit in general. Even though most of us have got the holiday thing down by now, some folks out there might not be aware of some of the unusual and history-making events marking Christmas Day and Christmas Eve in the past.
Cinco de Mayo is fast approaching. Most folks pull out the guacamole and celebrate with friends over margarita specials at their local cantina, but beyond the revelry of the fiesta, here are a few things you might not know about the fifth of May holiday:
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:
1865 – The Salvation Army is founded in London, England (More info)
1937 – The luncheon meat SPAM is introduced by the Hormel Foods Corporation (More info)