Friday, May 14, 2010


In 1927, Southland Ice Company in Dallas, Texas, began selling milk, eggs, and bread, and thereafter slowly expanded the packaged and canned items that its stores stocked. The company also began to increase its geographic reach, first in Texas, then in the United States, and finally throughout the world. Southland Ice called these Tote’m stores, since customers toted away their purchases. In 1946, the company changed the name of the stores to 7-Eleven, which reflected its hours of operation - 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.


The word "deist" was first coined by the Genevois Pierre Viret (1511 - 1571), to describe someone who believed in God but not in Jesus Christ.


Josepg-Ignace Guillotin did not design nor built the execution machine that bear his name. It was designed by Dr. Antoine Louis and was actually built by a carpenter named Monsieur Guedon or Guidon.

The guillotine was first tested on April 17, 1792 and was first used on April 25, 1792 in the execution of Jacques Nicholas Pelletier, a known assassin and a thief.