November 4, 1965

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY!  1965 – Lee Ann Roberts Breedlove became the first woman to exceed 300 mph when she went 308.5 mph. This occurred when she realized she was going to be late to the Macy’s 90% Off One-Day Sale on Revlon and Couture Cosmetics and she still hadn’t dropped little Jimmy off at school. Little Jimmy Breedlove only suffered 2nd degree friction burns as his mother kicked him out of the passenger seat as she zipped through the child drop-off zone at Mount Zilna Elementary School. Mrs. Breedlove would have made the Sale in time, but she hadn’t factored in the distance such a speed would require for a complete stop. The forty minutes it took her to hike the two miles back to the store meant that all the good cosmetics were already sold.

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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