Although they had been invented during WWII, nachos wouldn't become well known worldwide until a Monday Night Football game in 1978, when during the Baltimore Colts/Dallas Cowboys games, Howard Cosell kept mentioning them (Texas Stadium happened to be serving them, which helped things) dallasnews.com/news/obitu…
Spanish porn star Nacho Vidal was born into a very wealthy family. However, most of the family's wealth was lost on Black Monday, the stock market crash of 1987. In 2005, using his porn star income, Vidal bought back the mansion his family used to own. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nac…
There is a time when Pablo Picasso was suspected of stealing the Mona Lisa. On August 21, 1911, the Mona Lisa was stolen from Paris's Louvre Museum. It was a Mondayβ€”the museum was closed and security was minimal. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Legendary crime fighter Eliot Ness was promised by Al Capone that $2,000 would be on his desk every Monday morning if he turned a blind eye to his gang's bootlegging activities ( $33,000 a week in 2018 adjusting for inflation). Ness refused the bribe, was penniless when he died in 1957. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eli…
Manic Monday was offered to The Bangles by Prince under the pseudonym "Christopher", his character from Under the Cherry Moon. Some of his backing singers can still be heard on their release. It peaked at Number 2 in the charts, blocked only by Prince and the Revolution's single "Kiss". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
In Azerbaijan, if a holiday falls on a weekend, then the next Monday is also a non-working day. This brings the total number of non-working holiday fays in the country to 20+ in one year officeholidays.com/countr…
On New Order’s first pressing of their hit single Blue Monday, the record label actually lost 20 cents for every copy sold due to the intricately designed packaging, totaling a loss of near $100,000. uk.news.yahoo.com/backspi…
Jimi Hendrix’s contract for Woodstock stipulated that no act could play after him. The scheduled performance times went so far off that he didn’t take the stage until 9am Monday morning. Most people had already left, and only about 10,000 people actually saw him play. history.com/.amp/news/rem…
Magical Mystery Tour was largely unscripted - The Beatles simply told the crew and cast to "be on the coach on Monday morning". The movie didn't even have a stunt driver - in the race scene, the bus was driven by Ringo. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mag…
The capital of Tajikistan is named Dushanbe, which literally translates to β€œMonday.” It was also briefly named Stalinabad (β€œStalin’s Paradise”) during the reign of the USSR. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taj…
Today I learned of β€œBlack Monday” which was a stock market crash in 1987. The Dow Jones fell 22.6% and worldwide losses were estimated at $1.7 trillion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
Monday is also known as the ”Heart attack day” because there is a proven increase in the rate of heart attacks health.harvard.edu/heart-…
Prince's estate released the original demos of the Bangles hit Manic Monday and SinΓ©ad O'Connors, Nothing compares to U with rare rehearsal footage. ilikeyouroldstuff.com/new…
A member of Al Capone's gang promised federal agent Eliot Ness that $2000 (around $33,250 in today's money) would be on his desk every Monday if he turned a blind eye to their bootlegging. Ness refused the bribe and in later years struggled with money; he died almost broke at the age of 54. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eli…
The UK, FR, AUS etc start their calendars with Monday as the first day of the week, I guess US and Canada starting it with Sunday is a North America thing. timeanddate.com/calendar/…
Today I learned about The Peterloo Massacre (Monday 16 August 1819, St Peter's Field, Manchester, Lancashire, England) . One of it's direct consequences was the foundation of the Manchester Guardian newspaper in 1821 ("The Guardian", in present days). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…
The Four Freedoms were goals articulated by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt on Monday, January 6, 1941. In an address known as the Four Freedoms speech ), he proposed four fundamental freedoms that people "everywhere in the world ought to enjoy: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fou…
Today I learned of the events of Black Monday 1360. In the midst of the Siege of Chartres the marauding English Army was decimated by a freak hailstorm which killed over 1,000 of the besiegers and 6,000 of their horses. One soldier noted it was "a foul day, full of myst and hayle, so that men dyed on horseback" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
In some countries (Czech Republic, Slovakia, and parts of Hungary) there is a traditional Easter Whipping. Men spank women with special handmade whips on Easter Monday. If men arrive at women's houses after 12:00, women throw a bucket of cold water on them. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eas…
The Uniform Monday Holiday Act (Pub.L. 90–363, 82 Stat. 250) is an Act of Congress that amended the federal holiday provisions of the United States Code to establish the observance of certain holidays on Mondays (including Memorial Day, formerly May 30th). Signed: 6/28/1968; Effective: 1/1/1971 time.com/4346170/memorial…
The first workday of every year is called "Divorce Monday", because it's the day when more people file petitions for divorce and send their first communication with a divorce lawyer than any other day of the year. briggslawfirm.com/divorce…
In 1979, Brenda Spencer shot up an elementary school, killing two and wounding nine other people. When asked why she did it, she replied, "I don't like Mondays..." inspiring the song by the Boomtown Rats song. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cle…
Women are drenched in ice cold water and later spanked by men in Slovakia on each Easter Monday. It's called an old tradition that's still practiced today. youtube.com/watch?v=zVAzq…
Until 1970 Memorial Day was observed on May 30, regardless of day of the week. Since 1971 the holiday has been anchored to the last Monday in May. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
Surgeries done on a Friday had a 44% higher death rate, and on a weekend, 82% higher, compared to Monday. bmj.com/content/346/bmj.f…
, β€œMeatless Monday” was originated by the FDA in WWI to help support the war effort, by limiting the need to ration by the military, and feed the people of Europe. pbs.org/food/the-history-…
Bubble wrap was invented in 1957 and originally intended to serve as a wallpaper. It is also a brand name. Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day is celebrated on the last Monday of January. sealedair.com/bubble-wrap…
Losing an hour of sleep when daylight savings puts the clocks forward causes a 25% increase in heart attacks on the following Monday. They reduce by 21% when clocks go back. reuters.com/article/us-he…
Monday isn't the first day of the week in many countries. Most of you start with Sunday apparently. And some even with Saturday. chartsbin.com/view/41671
Germany has mandatory quiet time from 1pm to 3pm and 10pm to 6am Monday- Saturday and all day Sundays and holidays. allkmc.com/quiet-hours-in…
In January 1979, 16 year old Brenda Ann Spencer was arrested after killing a principal and a custodian at an elementary school in California. When asked why she did it, her reply was "I just don't like Mondays." murderpedia.org/female.S/…
"The Sopranos" was so accurate that on Monday morning when the FBI listened to their wiretaps the real mob would be discussing the show and thought they had somebody on the inside. They couldn't believe how accurate the show was. vanityfair.com/hollywood/…
Monday is named after the moon, Sunday is named after the sun, and Saturday is named after Saturn. friesian.com/week.htm
Prince wrote the hit song "Manic Monday" by The Bangles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
A study of U.S federal courts found that on the Monday after the switch to Daylight Saving Time, when people lose sleep, judges gave sentences of on average 5% longer than normal journals.sagepub.com/doi/…
After Sunday (the Sun) and Monday (the Moon), every day of the week is named after Anglo-Saxon derivatives of mythical gods. i.e. Wednesday after Woden, or Odin, Thursday after Thor, and so on. almanac.com/fact/where-di…
Woody Allen has consistently refused to attend the Oscars or acknowledge his Oscar wins. His publicly given reason is his standing engagement to play clarinet in a Monday night ensemble. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Factory Records made no money from New Order's Blue Monday. The record was so costly to make that the label lost five pence on every copy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fac…
The Queen's Official Birthday varies around the world. In Australia it's on second Monday in June. In Canada , last Monday before 25 May. In New Zealand, first Monday in June. In the UK, second Saturday of June. Queen Elizabeth II's actual birthday is 21 April 1926. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Que…
Cyber Monday was first created in 2005, and was set as the first workday after Thanksgiving. Online retailers noticed a surge in online shopping after returning to work following Thanksgiving when people were able to use their work's high speed internet as home internet was too slow. nytimes.com/2005/11/30/te…
The BBC had the mysterious Orkestra Obsolete recreate the famous New Order song "Blue Monday" imagining it was released in the 1930's, on time appropriate instruments. The instruments ranged from drums and harps to singing saws and glasses. youtu.be/cHLbaOLWjpc
US election day is always held on a Tuesday because in 1845 farmers often needed a full day to travel by horse-drawn vehicles to the county seat to vote. Farmers would leave Monday, vote on Tuesday and be back in time for market day, which was on Wednesday. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ele…
The Term "Cyber Monday" was created and coined by Ellen Davis (Nation Retail Federation) and Scott Silverman on November 28, 2005 after a studied revealed that online retailers experienced a surge in sales the Monday after Thanksgiving. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyb…
Today I learned of Brenda Spencer, who shot up an elementary school at age 16, killing two and injuring eight children and a cop. When questioned why she did it, she simply said, "I don't like Mondays." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cle…
Black Monday took place on Easter Monday (1360) during the Hundred Years' War, when a freak hail storm struck and killed an estimated 1,000 English soldiers. The storm was so devastating that it caused more English casualties than any of the previous battles of the war. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
UPS provided charter passenger service in the late 1990s. They would install passenger interiors in five of their cargo aircraft each Friday, then fly to/from tropical destinations during the weekend, and convert the planes back to cargo by Monday afternoon. aerosavvy.com/ups-727-pas…
The days of the week are named after our solar system in most(non-african) languages: Sunday, Sonntag, ζ—₯ζ›œζ—₯ (sun day); Monday, lundi, ζœˆζ›œζ—₯ (moon day); ...; Saturday, εœŸζ›œζ—₯ (Saturn day) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nam…
CzΔ™stochowa massacre, also known as the Bloody Monday, was committed by the German Wehrmacht forces beginning on the 4th day of World War II in the Polish city of CzΔ™stochowa, between 4 and 6 September 1939. 1140 Poles were murdered en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cz%…
Prince wrote The Bangles 1986 hit single, β€˜Manic Monday’ using a pseudonym. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
The third Monday in January is typically considered to be β€˜Blue Monday’, allegedly the most depressing day of the year. Factors contributing to this theory include: debt, miserable weather, post-Christmas blues, failing New Year’s resolutions and low motivation. content.time.com/time/bus…

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