It’s The VW Beetle…Today In History, February 17
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:
1801 – The electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr is broken by the House of Representatives, which elected Jefferson president (More info)
1820 – The US Senate passes the Missouri Compromise, an attempt to deal with the dangerously divisive issue of extending slavery into the western territories (More info)
1904 – Puccini’s opera Madame Butterfly premieres at the La Scala theatre in Milan, Italy (More info)
1933 – Newsweek magazine is published for the first time (More info)
1972 – The 15,007,034th Volkswagen Beetle rolls off the assembly line, breaking a world production record held for more than four decades by Ford’s iconic Model T and becoming the best selling car on the planet (More info)
1990 - Students at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, completed history's largest ice lollipop. It weighed 7,080 pounds.
1999 - a cleaning products survey proclaimed Britons had the smelliest homes in Europe. Britain won because more home had pets and smokers, 98% had carpeted floors to retain odor, and only 46% ever did a spring cleaning.
2008 - Police in Midland, Michigan arrested a 32-year-old man for stealing 217 cases of Pepperidge Farms stuffing: street value $8,749. Police said the suspect worked for a distributor and had access to a trailer where the stuffing was stored. Police recovered 157 cases of the stuff(ing) at the man's home.