1. 1894: The First Stanley Cup Final Game is Played
The Montreal Hockey Club defeats the Ottowa Hockey Club 3-1 in the very first Stanley Cup Final in Montreal, Canada On this day back in 1894. The cup received its name after Sir Frederick Arthur Stanley, who was the 16th Earl of Derby and later in 1888 became the governor general of Canada. Stanley donated a cup to be used as a trophy to be awarded to the winner of an annual hockey tournament. He also made sure that the cup would be reused each year and that it would have two trustees remain responsible for it and be passed on to someone else when they were no longer able. The NHL started using the Stanley Cup in 1926 and the very same cup that Sir Stanley donated was used until 1962. Since then, its replacement has been the only cup used, and still has two full-time escorts with it all times.
2. 1983: Hummer Gets Military Contract
AM General Corporation receives a $1.2 billion contract to build 55,000 Humvees by 1985. The Humvee, or High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles by its official title was intended to be a go anywhere, do anything vehicle that could be adapted for use in combat, transportation among many other configurations. The Humvee was built like a tank, could drive in 5 ft of water and control the tire pressure from inside the cab. In 1992 The civilian version was released under the name Hummer and became hugely popular even though it was wider then pretty much every parking spot in America and got less than 10mpg. In 1999 General Motors purchased the rights to the Hummer and released the lighter duty H2 in 2002. Unfortunately due to a down economy in 2009 GM filed chapter 11 and was forced to sell the Hummer Brand to A Chinese machinery company
3: 2014: Mudlside In Washington Kills 43 people
Heavy rain for the couple weeks leading up to March 22nd, 2014 was said to be the cause of what is considered to be one of the deadliest Mudslides in US history. An Entire hill collapsed and completely buried the small community of Oso, Washington located about 55 miles northeast of Seattle just after 10:30am destroying as many as 50 homes and killing entire families. The slide was said to be about a mile wide and in some spots 80 feet deep and moved with enough power that it compressed cars down to the size of a refrigerator making them almost unrecognizable as vehicles. It took months to get the debris field cleared out, once all was done it was said that 43 people had lost their lives that day. Apparently a similar type of event happened in the same place in 2006 even though they attempted to reinforce the area. Sounds to me like it might be a go idea not to relocate there.