History 101 for March 16, 2012

1802: Congress authorized what would become the home of the Long Gray Line

March 16, 1802 the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York was established.

1958: – The Ford Motor Company produces its 50 millionth automobile, the Thunderbird, averaging almost a million cars a year since the company’s founding.

1963: A trio released a song which reached #2 even though some radio stations banned it, fearing it was about smoking marijuana. Composer Peter Yarrow always contended it was “about a magic dragon named Puff.” — “Puff, the Magic Dragon” by Peter, Paul, & Mary.

So what do you believe?