August 4, 1753 and 1930

On This Date in in 1753 George Washington became a Master Mason. Also on this date in 1930, Author Zane Grey earned the title of Master Baiter as he used a threadfin herring to hook and land a 1,040 lb Pacific Blue Marlin off the coast of Tahiti. He said he’d never have landed it if he hadn’t previously dedicated the time to strengthening his wrists.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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2 Responses to August 4, 1753 and 1930

  1. Zane Grey says:

    I would’ve caught an even bigger fish, if I’d built up my strength in both wrists, instead of just the one…

  2. Internet Historian says:

    Little known fact: Psychic Jeane Dixon claimed that in a past life, she was hit on by George Washington, who tried to pick her up in a tavern by asking her, “Hey, wanna see my ‘monument’?”

    Although the actual claim is dubious, the line itself consistently ranks among the worst, and least successful, pickup lines of all time, and has become known as the Mason/Dixon Line.

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