December 22, 1939

On This Date in! in 1939, seventeen year old Gloria Jacobs became the first girl to hold a world pistol record when she shot 299 out of 300 possible points. Her boyfriend was seen to sweat and twitch as he stood next to Ms. Jacob’s grinning father during the event as Ms. Jacobs was heard to quietly mutter as she shot, “we should see other people, take a deep breath and shoot, but we’ve only been dating for two years, take a deep breath and shoot, Irene Tillman is just a friend, take a deep breath and shoot…”.

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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