Today’s Who Knews:

  • today in 1908, President Teddy Roosevelt declared the Grand Canyon as a national monument
  • the Grand Canyon National Park covers 1,217,403 acres
  • tomorrow (Thu 1/12) is National Hot Tea Day
  • it takes around 2,000 tiny leaves to make one pound of finished tea
  • this week is also the anniversary of Thomas Paine’s pro-independence pamphlet, ‘Common Sense.’ It was published six months before the Declaration of Independence was signed
  • I was born January 11, 1963 in Winona, Minnesota
  • I started training to swim when I was 9 years old
  • I competed for the first time at nationals in 1976
  • I would have swam in five events in the 1980 Olympics, but the US boycotted the Games
  • I enrolled at the University of Florida and kept training
  • I captained the US Women’s Swim Team in the 1984 Olympics and won 3 gold medals
  • When I retired, I held five world records and 63 American records
  • I married Mark Stockwell, an Australian swimmer who also attended Florida
  • I now hold dual citizenship in the US and Australia

I am…Tracy Caulkins

Congratulations to Dawn from Fredericktown, who wins the CeCe Winans CD, ‘Believe for It.’

Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Dylan