Edison invents…

…and Congress does nothing (is that a surprise?)  Plus, a future president gets married to a future president?

Thursday, October 11th, the 285th day of 2012






National Sausage Pizza Day.







Today is It’s My Party Day.







1868: Thomas Alva Edison filed papers for his first invention: an electrical vote recorder to rapidly tabulate floor votes in Congress. It worked great so maybe that’s why Members of Congress rejected it!








1975: Bill Clinton of Hope, Arkansas, married Hillary Rodham of Chicago. They met while attending Yale Law School.











On October 11, 1975, NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” premiered with guest host George Carlin and the Not Ready for Primetime Players: Dan Ackroyd, John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Jane Curtin, Garrett Morris, Laraine Newman and Gilda Radner.  One of the two musical guests was Billy Preston who sang “Nothin’ from Nothin’